internecine in-tuhr-NES-een; -NEE-syn; -NEE-sin, adjective:
- Of or relating to conflict within a nation, an organization, or a group.
- Mutually destructive; involving or accompanied by mutual slaughter.
- Deadly; destructive; marked by slaughter.
The internecine feuding between the good old boys in the athletic department, the wealthy boosters who think they have a say in Alabama football, and those legitimately trying to return the Crimson Tide to prominence will have to end before Alabama can return to the forefront of college football.