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Tennessee Will Self Report Again

College Football News
Posted May 20, 2009


Placed tweet on Kiffin's Twitter account will find Tennessee reporting a 2nd secondary violation.

By: BE Coleman

A placed tweet on Lane Kiffin’s Twitter account will find Tennessee reporting a 2nd secondary violation for mentioning a recruit. The notation posted on his account noted the Vols received a commitment from D-End JC Copeland.

Kiffin did not post the tweet himself noted UT Athletic Director Mike Hamilton.

Kiffin’s new personal assistant posted the tweet, during the first day of work and did not contact the compliance office. The assistant had also placed it on Kiffin’s Facebook account.

The NCAA disallows the mention of a player publicly before a player signs a letter of intent with a university. Copeland committed to LB Coach Lance Thompson and D-C Monte Kiffin Tuesday.

The notation by Kiffin has been removed, when it was discovered he could not share that information with the fan base himself. News media had picked up the story that Copeland had committed early Tuesday morning.

UT self reported a secondary violation when Kiffin mentioned the nation’s number one recruit Bryce Brown’s visit on a radio sports talk show several weeks before committing to the Vols.

Legendary Vol Dies

Robert “Cotton” Letner, who was involved in big plays throughout his Tennessee football career under head coach Bowden Wyatt, died Sunday in the Chattanooga area. He was 72.

Letner earned three letters (1958-60) at end and placekicker. For his efforts, he was named to the 1960 All-SEC second team and played in the Blue-Gray All-Star Classic in Montgomery, Ala.

In 1959, he kicked the winning field goal of 20 yards to carry UT to a 3-0 win in the season opener against third-ranked Auburn. Then in November, his extra points proved decisive in Tennessee’s historic 14-13 win over top-ranked LSU.

To conclude the 1960 campaign, Letner intercepted a pass against Vanderbilt and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown in the Vols’ 35-0 road triumph. That play was Tennessee’s longest interception return of the ’60 season.



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