The whole nation knows about Tennessee Head Coach Lane Kiffin’s regrettable remarks towards the Pahokee community shortly after landing Richardson. It appears those comments still ring in the ears of some at Pahokee High, as coaches from Tennessee attempted to visit Pahokee earlier in the week.
“The principal kicked them out because he’s still mad at the coach or something like that,” said Ford.
As Brent covered Eddie Gran, and a few other staff members did get a chance to meet with Pahokee head coach Blaze Thompson. From what I've heard there aren't anymore issues with the coaching staff after speaking with the Pahokee coaches. Now the Principal, and other admin people associated with the program still have a problem with the Tennessee staff and I can tell you that is currently being worked on. IMO it will be smoothed over down the line but this is just an issue where constant contact and communication will be the key. The misconception is that the staff just got kicked out, and were never allowed on the Pahokee campus. That's not true because Gran, and others met with Thompson for a good hour earlier in the day. However, the principal wasn't aware of that visit so when they came back the coaches for Tennessee were denied entry.
It's my understanding that Coach Thompson has a scheduled meeting with the Principal, and other school officials later today. From what I've been told he's going to encourage the school to move forward from this issue.