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    Re: Lane Kiffin Fired

    I don't think anyone would have complained too loudly if they had just thrown him out of the team plane somewhere over the desert.

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    Re: Lane Kiffin Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    I don't think anyone would have complained too loudly if they had just thrown him out of the team plane somewhere over the desert.
    Now that might have been classless.
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    Re: Lane Kiffin Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Elements of the account of his firing such as being pulled off the team bus are in dispute.
    If that is the case, then I will retract my statement. Unless the way they went about it was just as bad.

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    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.

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/colleg...s%29&track=rss
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    Re: Lane Kiffin Fired

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    Re: Lane Kiffin Fired

    Just another guy trading on his old man's name.

    I expect he'll end up as an assistant somewhere and get another shot at coaching eventually.
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    Re: Lane Kiffin Fired

    you can't compare the alabama and USC sanction years. Kiffin never got to play with a full roster unlike Mike Shula did in 2006. When Saban came in, he had enough info to know what was going to work and what wasn't going to work. Saban would go on to 7-6 record. USC is just now over the scholarship reductions and is still going to have a couple of rough years regardless of who they hire.
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    Re: Lane Kiffin Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by 19braves77 View Post
    you can't compare the alabama and USC sanction years. Kiffin never got to play with a full roster unlike Mike Shula did in 2006. When Saban came in, he had enough info to know what was going to work and what wasn't going to work. Saban would go on to 7-6 record. USC is just now over the scholarship reductions and is still going to have a couple of rough years regardless of who they hire.
    I don't disagree with you at all. Even though I agree with the general premise of the article -- that Shula and Kiffin were arguably hired as quick-fix "caretakers" -- the article, as you pointed out, is not without flaws. The tenures of both HCs were similar in some ways, but the differences within the tenures -- particularly the hiring processes and what proved to be the final seasons for both Shula and Kiffin -- were/are definitely pronounced.

    IIRC, after the untimely late spring '03 firing of recently hired HC Mike Price, rather than go with an interim HC for a year before conducting a National HC search following the '03 season, Shula, whom many Bama faithful felt was an underwhelming hire at the time, was hired as permanent coach. In other words, there was no time for an exhaustive National search before the upcoming '03 season.

    Whereas, Kiffin, unlike Shula, as the article states, was hired early enough in the off-season for a National Search to still have taken place as a quick-fix solution to salvage a solid recruiting class and as a last-ditch attempt to save the soon-to-be outgoing buffoon of an Athletic Director.
    Last edited by Revering4Blue; 09-30-2013 at 10:47 PM.
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