Lane Kiffin's just may have exhausted his ability to fail upward. According to Joe Schad:
NCAA investigators have asked to speak with running back Bryce Brown about the recruiting practices at Tennessee under Lane Kiffin, Arthur Brown, Bryce's father, said Wednesday.
Arthur Brown said he's delayed the NCAA's request to meet soon in Witchita, Kan., because he's been preparing for an appeal for Bryce to be granted a transfer from Tennesssee. Brown said he and his son had the appeal teleconference with Tennessee on Wednesday and it lasted an hour and a half.
As for the NCAA inquiry, Arthur Brown said his family will cooperate with investigators. "They said they want to talk about the recruiting practices of Tennessee under Kiffin," Arthur Brown said. "We have nothing to hide. We have no need to be deceptive. If we made a mistake I can say it would not have been intentional. But I think this is about more than Bryce."
This has the potential to get very ugly for Kiffin, Tennessee and USC.