NASHVILLE - Lane Kiffin spent a few hours in Nashville on Thursday getting to know some fans and alumni.
A more pressing get-to-know-you session took place one week ago, however. That was when Kiffin sat down with SEC commissioner Mike Slive in Birmingham, Ala.
"I went down last Wednesday to meet with him over lunch to get to know him better," said Kiffin, the headliner at the Davidson County UT Alumni Chapter All-Sports Picnic at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena. "I think we're both on the same page."
One of the topics was the six secondary NCAA football violations Tennessee has reported since Kiffin, 34, took the job nearly eight months ago. The talk wasn't directed solely at UT, however. Other football programs with secondary violations in recent months include Ole Miss, Georgia and South Carolina.
"Any violation we created or committed was not done on purpose," Kiffin said. "We all make mistakes and there are different ways you look at things. Commissioner Slive, it's very important to him, the violations. He made a very strong statement."
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