ESPN’s Michael Wilbon Rips Lane Kiffin Over His Comments About Players Be Able To Transfer
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Earlier this week, Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin commented on players from the BIG 10 and PAC-12 being able to transfer and play immediately this season due to their season being canceled...
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“Kids are having their schools or their conferences deciding to shut down, so they can’t play, and a lot of them have a lot of money on the line with the next level, or they just want to play their last year,” Kiffin said. “So it’s really unfortunate that the NCAA is not allowing them to transfer and be eligible immediately.”
ESPN’s Michael Wilbon had this response, per Saturday Down South...
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“I have never agreed with anything Lane Kiffin has said and I’m glad to have consistency on this here program today. The notion that that kid may be a student too, these coaches now, more than ever are looking like liars. … Lane Kiffin doesn’t give a damn about the student part. … These coaches want these guys to be pros, except they’re not getting paid.”
What are your thoughts? Should players be able to transfer and play ASAP?

(The Spun)
Filed Under: Ole Miss Sports

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31 Comments
They should be allowed to transfer based on the foolish non science based choices of their conferences. Wilbon is a hypocrite and an idiot...which is why he works for the CNN of sports.
Reply29 days
Name one football coach who gets paid based on results in the classroom... Sure the coaches want the players/team to do good in school and graduate. And I'm sure some of the coaches have incentives worked into their contracts for graduation rates or team GPA; but let's call a spade a spade... they are getting paid big bucks to get results on the football field. The Ole Piss athletic department has paid professionals who are there to give a damn about the student part, just like they have a paid professionals to worry about the football part.
Reply1 month
Man it's a shame, I used to love PTI back in the early mid 00s but I guess woke culture and TDS got the best of Wilbon too. His point makes no sense whatsoever.
Reply1 month
Wilbon is a fricking Big mouth clown.
Reply1 month
I couldn't agree more, but i'm also not a clown kiffen fan either.
1 month
Wilbon is a racist SOB
Reply1 month
Wilbon has whined about the transfer rule for years. The only reason he's coming out against transferring now is because he wants to perpetuate the Covid fearmongering to oust the President.
Reply1 month
These kids chose to play at their schools on a FOOTBALL scholarship. If the school can’t offer them football, they should be able to go somewhere that can.
Reply1 month
Well said
1 month
ESPN is worse than watching Rachel Maddow on repeat. Why would anyone watch that shite.
Reply1 month
ESPN is worse than watching Rachel Maddow on repeat. Why would anyone watch that shite.
Reply1 month
I have no problem with this as long as the transfers are Seniors only no red shirt juniors SENIORS OR RED SHIRT SENIORS ONLY!!!! that I have 0 problems with let those guys play and move on instead of staying in school another year when they should not have to
Reply1 month
He still doesn’t say why they shouldn’t be able to transfer.
Reply1 month
“ Lane Kiffin doesn’t give a damn about the student part.” The players don’t give a damn about the student part either. They just want to get to the NFL, not grad school.
Reply1 month
I agree with him. Lane Kiffin should not have the power to force them to transfer. However, if they just want to transfer because the Big10 has made poor choices...
Reply1 month
he's a yankee, what did you expect? they hate the SEC
Reply1 month
he's a yankee, what did you expect? they hate the SEC
Reply1 month
I swear Wilbon looks and sounds like a 9 year old most of the time he speaks. too old to pout
Reply1 month
Shutup Wilbon. Another ESPN idiot.
Reply1 month
It shouldn't surprise anyone that a Big 10 shill is opposed to Big 10 players moving south.
Reply1 month
I’m not even sure I understand Wilbon’s counter point...Kiffin is saying “allow immediate transfers” and Wilbon is ranting about...student athletes not getting paid? What does that have to do with what Kiffin said?
Reply1 month
Lol glad I wasn’t the only one who got lost on his “point”.
1 month
“I have never agreed with anything Lane Kiffin has said and I’m glad to have consistency on this here program today. The notion that that kid may be a student too, these coaches now, more than ever are looking like liars. … Lane Kiffin doesn’t give a damn about the student part. … These coaches want these guys to be pros, except they’re not getting paid.” So now we can just *assume* that all coaches don't care about these kids? Sounds like Wilbon is putting a lot of stock into what he *thinks* Kiffin thinks instead of what Kiffin actually said.
Reply1 month
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