Re: Lane Kiffin Fired
Lane Kiffin was never the long-term solution for USC football.
He was an eleventh-hour poker play in 2010 by former athletic director Mike Garrett, a desperate short-term move to save a program from the NCAA sanctions that were about to be handed down under Garrett's arrogant watch.
Never mind Kiffin lacked the credentials or the pedigree, he was a not-too-distant member of Pete Carroll's old glory guard.
Kiffin, a former Carroll assistant, was a stopgap brought in to save Garrett and, more important, a recruiting class.
This article, which likens Kiffin's tenure at USC to Mike Shula's tenure at Alabama, is long, but well worth the read.
"I have just been more than a little suspect of all the trades since the Willy (Scott Williamson) cash grab. That one left such a bad taste in my mouth that even a 1985 Dom Pérignon couldn't cleanse it." -- Creek14