Ole Miss caught a pretty tough break late in its game against Auburn on Saturday, when a kickoff appeared to touch an Auburn returner before going into the end zone. Instead of being an Ole Miss touchdown, the play was ruled a touchback and led to the Tigers driving down the field for the game-winning score.
Lane Kiffin made his feelings on the officiating known and although the SEC all but admitted it screwed up, Kiffin's comments resulted in a $25,000 fine. So he did what any college football coach would do and took to Twitter to inquire as to if it would be feasible to pay the league in pennies.
It took him a while to get to what the correct amount of pennies would be, but he nailed it eventually.
I have no idea how Kiffin's tenure in Oxford is going to end, but it's going to be fantastic as long as it lasts. When you can get an offensive genius who pushed Nick Saban and Alabama to the brink in just his third game as head coach, you deal with the Twitter rants and fines from the league for holding the officials accountable.
And I'm glad there's a coach in the SEC who's willing to say something at his own detriment about the piss-poor officiating we all have to watch every week. The SEC has more money than it knows what to do with and it trots out the same horrendous officials year after year to carry water for Alabama and Georgia and screw the rest of the league.
I look forward to Kiffin's shipment of 2.5 million pennies arriving in Birmingham.