Lane Kiffin found his stud punter at a frat house at Ole Miss
Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin has always done things differently than his peers across college football. However, he took it to a new level when revealing how he filled the open punter spot on his roster.
Most coaches recruit high school punters and ask them to play for their team. Not Kiffin, as by his own admission, they found the kid at a frat party. Fortunately for Ole Miss, it turns out he’s a former DI punter, a position Ole Miss desperately needed.
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Here’s Lane Kiffin explaining the situation to the press:
It’s hard not to love this move from Kiffin. Obviously, the mad scientist of football is too busy concocting mind-breaking offensive schemes to recruit a damn punter. Nothing rallies a college football team like a special teams player that likes to party. Just one of many lessons we all learned watching Blue Mountain State.
I’ve also heard multiple stories coming out of Morgantown, West Virginia from Drew Smith about frat parties on Grant Ave back in the glory days of Mountaineer Football. Smith was dropped on his head by Pat McAfee after the WVU kicker claimed “he kicked” during keg stand. Sadly, that was not the case. Shortly after, WVU lost to Pitt in the final game of the season and ultimately missed their bid at the National Championship that season.
Let’s hope Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss have better results with their new frat boy prize this season.
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The one thing I did not appreciate from Kiffin was his comment on the punter’s conditioning. Crushing beers with your bros requires your body to achieve peak physical performance. Hell, if the punter wasn’t crushing beers to begin with, they wouldn’t have found him at a frat party.
And, like any other Division 1 sport, doing it in the SEC takes those standards to even greater heights.
It just means more.