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    Lane Kiffin

    Will next season be his last at USC?

    Utter disaster at UT and now looking to do the same thing at freaking USC of all places...

    His dad is gone now, that won't help matters.

    It's amazing to think of the jobs he has gotten (Raiders, UT, USC) without accomplishing much of anything.

    BTW: He stole 4 million dollars this year from USC.
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    Re: Lane Kiffin

    After yesterday's pathetic performance -- as usual, Kiffin proved conclusively that he cannot make the requisite halftime strategy adjustments -- and the classless USC player tweets/blowing off dinner with the GT team, you have to wonder if AD Pat Haden has seen enough.
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    Re: Lane Kiffin

    He's a mediocre head coach and always has been, it is baffling that teams continue to hire him as anything other then a recruiting coordinator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    He's a mediocre head coach and always has been, it is baffling that teams continue to hire him as anything other then a recruiting coordinator.
    Pretty much. I felt sorry for him in Oakland having to deal with Al Davis, but I thought he did some unprofessional things in Tennessee and then I lost all respect for him when he left them high and dry after one season. While I'm not a fan of any one college team, I generally like watching USC play and ever since Kiffin took over they have been significantly worse off.
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    USC is one of the most historical, elite programs in the country. I cannot understand why - even under probation - they would continue propping up Lane.

    USC hasn't even felt the full effects of the NCAA scholarship restrictions. Its about to get bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 19braves77 View Post
    USC is one of the most historical, elite programs in the country. I cannot understand why - even under probation - they would continue propping up Lane.

    USC hasn't even felt the full effects of the NCAA scholarship restrictions. Its about to get bad.
    The only explanation I can think of is that Haden is letting Kiffin stay in place until the scholarship restrictions are lifted. Kiffin is still recruiting very well, so perhaps Haden allows him to continue stack the roster (as well as it can be stacked considering the scholly limits), and then fires him once the job is at the height of its attractiveness (full scholarship allotment with a roster of 4 and 5-star players).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverRat13 View Post
    The only explanation I can think of is that Haden is letting Kiffin stay in place until the scholarship restrictions are lifted. Kiffin is still recruiting very well, so perhaps Haden allows him to continue stack the roster (as well as it can be stacked considering the scholly limits), and then fires him once the job is at the height of its attractiveness (full scholarship allotment with a roster of 4 and 5-star players).
    How long is that? When are the sanctions lifted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Pretty much. I felt sorry for him in Oakland having to deal with Al Davis, but I thought he did some unprofessional things in Tennessee and then I lost all respect for him when he left them high and dry after one season. While I'm not a fan of any one college team, I generally like watching USC play and ever since Kiffin took over they have been significantly worse off.
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    Re: Lane Kiffin

    As a huge ND fan I hope he sticks around for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    As a huge ND fan I hope he sticks around for awhile.
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    Re: Lane Kiffin

    He's a very good recruiter although it is debatable whether he does it legally meaning that he is always an NCAA infractions risk. He is a below avg on the field coach. I do think he must be close to being on the hot seat at USC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    He's a very good recruiter although it is debatable whether he does it legally meaning that he is always an NCAA infractions risk. He is a below avg on the field coach. I do think he must be close to being on the hot seat at USC
    His recruiting prowess comes at his NFL experience and nothing more. Put him in a recruiting coordinator position and he will be ineffective. Most recruiting coordinators are basically people who's job it is to sell on playing for a certain head coach.
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    Re: Lane Kiffin

    As a current USC student nothing infuriates me more than watching Lane Kiffin try and coach. He is awful. He has no game plan or patience and hopes that he will win by using superior talent. He makes no adjustments and has no idea how to handle clock management. The end of the Notre Dame game is a prime example of just how lost he is.

    The argument for him is that he is a great recruiter, which I suppose is true. However there are lots of good recruiters who are also good game coaches and to be fair, recruiting at USC is a little bit easier than at other institutions.

    I think this will be Kiffin's last year at USC. I think he would be gone already if the school didn't think it "owed" him something for leading the team through sanctions.

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    Re: Lane Kiffin

    I thought it was funny at the end of the GA Tech game and the announcers were talking about Tech using the "Tampa 2" defense to prevent big plays, since Lane's dad used that defense in the pros and had to sit there watch it used against him.

    Talk about bad hires -has Monte's defenses done anything well at USC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKFlounder View Post
    I thought it was funny at the end of the GA Tech game and the announcers were talking about Tech using the "Tampa 2" defense to prevent big plays, since Lane's dad used that defense in the pros and had to sit there watch it used against him.

    Talk about bad hires -has Monte's defenses done anything well at USC?
    They have pretty routinely been unprepared and worse they play soft. They could have had 13 guys on the field and not stopped Oregon this year.


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