LOOK: Lane Kiffin claims Kirby Smart copied his helicopter idea
Lane Kiffin seems more interested in a host of SEC teams these days than his own at Florida Atlantic.
The latest example came on Twitter in a response to Georgia coach Kirby Smart’s visit by helicopter on Thursday to watch 5-star quarterback recruit Justin Fields. Kiffin claimed he came up with the idea that’s now commonplace around college football. Coaches around the country now routinely visit top recruits by helicopter, hoping the appearance gives them an edge to sign them.
Kiffin earlier this week pulled off some social media hijinks about the possible opening at Tennessee.
Kiffin recalled the recruitment of offensive lineman Ja’wuan James, a Suwanee, Ga. native, by helicopter. James went on to start all 49 games of his college career at right tackle. The Miami Dolphins selected James with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Kiffin also showed support for his former colleague of two years ago by telling him to “keep rolling.”
https://t.co/hs1FYNhEL1. #copyourideaattenn #Ja'Wuanjames #2009 #flippedfrombama #dolphins @JawuanJames70 @KirbySmartUGA #keeprollingkirby
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) October 21, 2017