Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin takes his recruiting seriously, enough so that he broke out some heavy artillery for this weekend's visitors.
Kiffin was captured on video chauffeuring UCF wide receiver transfer Jaylon Robinson around in a Rolls Royce. Kiffin also broke out the car for five-star quarterback recruit Jaden Rashada, who was in town as well.
Since getting back into college coaching a few years ago, Lane has not been shy about drawing attention to himself. He certainly did that with his deployment of the Rolls.
Interestingly, Kiffin actually expressed some concerns about the direction college sports is going in in regards to NIL and the transfer portal.
Kiffin is not against players profiting, but he is worried that we're about to have a yearly free agency period for college football.
“I’m for the kids making money. It’s just there’s no — I said it from Day 1. No salary cap in the NFL — how does that work?" Kiffin said this week on The Rich Eisen Show, via 247Sports. "And different teams have different money, and there’s no real contracts off it because they’re not necessarily locked in. So technically, everybody could be a free agent every year. And really — think about how messed up the system is. If you’re a great player — you’re Bryce Young after the national championship last year. You should go in the portal — even if you wanted to stay at Alabama, ’cause all you’ll do is drive up your price there, because then the collectives, they’ll suddenly come with a lot of money, Alabama people to keep you. So what would any player do — to opt into a free agency every year? They would do it, test the market, and get the most you could.”
Maybe Lane really isn't enamored with the way things are trending, but he doesn't seem to be too uncomfortable doing what he has to in order to be successful under the current circumstances.