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What’s next as USC unravel’s before our very eyes…

By on February 11th, 2013 in Member Post 10 Comments »

I’m not sure you are paying attention since Kiffen coach’s at USC in the PAC 12, but after such hype at being ranked #1 in the preseason polls USC repeatedly disappointed. Since the season ended Lane Kiffen has seen his dad (prolific Monte Kiffen) leave the team, fired the secondary coach Marvin Sanders, watched his linebacker coach Scottie Hazelton leave for a DC job, and the latest loss is his legendary offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu. What else can go wrong for Lane Kiffen?

Talk about a jaded past: how do you put this in a resume?  It reads like “if you want to be a successful coach – DON’T DO THIS.”  I remember the first time I heard about him.  At the time he was an OC for Pete Carol during the end of USC’s legendary run.  Then he was hired then fired by legendary owner Al Davis for Raiders. Most thought Davis was crazy.  But it was the notoriety that caused him to hit the big time. Kiffen would be hired by Tennessee on a whim. Talk about your wild gamble. And it never paid off. Tennessee is still trying to dig themselves out of that mess.

I don’t like Lane Kiffen. But this is ridiculous.  Taking a page out of the “Tommy Tuberville” school of management. He is gutting his staff and preparing to do a major overhaul. Question is who will he hire to help “right” the ship?

I wonder if Kiffen understands that such instability might affect other things like recruiting.   Ironically I believe this is exactly what happened this year. USC normally finishes in the top 10 class consistently. I mean, if you had their facilities why wouldn’t you? Scouts have USC finishing at #18. Rivals have USC at #13. ESPN has them at #14.  They signed only 12 players. According to Kiffen USC was going after some big name players that never materialized. I am not even going to attempt to spin this statement… it speaks for itself.

If this downward trend continues this season… I look for the Trojans to replace Kiffen. I’m not sure how he has survived this long. Young. Immature.  Brash. The list goes on and on… and I firmly believe USC fans won’t take much more.

 I have already heard his projected next job:  OC for the New England Patriots. I am told Belicheck is looking to find his replacement. Say what?  Talk about someone making a deal with the devil.  It makes one wonder. 

All in all Auburn fans, we really need to be thankful. Just think…

AU could have hired this man. And then where would we be? 






  1. audude audude says:

    Word for word….Like.

  2. Pine Mt Tiger Pine Mt Tiger says:

    How anyone wants to hire/keep Kiffin is a complete mystery.

  3. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    True. If we had hired Kiffen we may have finished 3-9 and been the laughingstock of the SEC!!


    • wde1988 wde1988 says:

      LOL. Very funny. Yes, you are right of course. But just think… at least Chizik wasn’t a known program KILLER. To date, he was never investigated by the NCAA like Kiffen.


      • Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

        Sorry, couldn’t help myself.
        Say what you will about the Chiz, but he was the right man at the right time for that 2010 team. I’ve seen WAY better teams and coaches fold under the pressure of, not only an NCAA investigation, but a title run. Hell Saban has even spit the bit when he shouldn’t have, twice!!

        Hopefully the spirit of Troopuh past won’t have the NCAA calling on us again.

        • wde1988 wde1988 says:

          But your right COL.

          When I noticed the issues going on with USC I almost angled this toward the similarities of AU’s 2003 campaign and last year for USC. But in my opinion, that is where the similarities end.

          The staff Tubs had did ok. We never clocked a top ten finish (to my recollection) in recruiting. What’s USC excuse?

          BL: I think it centers on an Immature coach.


          • Jumpn Jack Flash says:

            I believe USC is still dealing with loss of scholarships from probation. They appealed the restrictions initially, so the scholarship sanctions didn’t actually take affect until this season (maybe last season). They were not able to sign more than 15 players this year.

            I’m not taking up for Kiffen or making excuses for him, just pointing that out.

        • War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 says:

          Completely agree on Chizick. He may not have been the long term answer for Auburn, but 2010 would not have happened without him, of that I am certain.

  4. Third Generation Tiger Third Generation Tiger says:

    Considering USCs NCAA trouble, I thought they were insane for hiring a loose cannon like Kiffin. The only reason I could come up with for USC choosing him was the potential for a reality show, strippers, midgets and pimps included. The guy probably knows his Xs and Os but he is NOT the guy you want leading your college or professional football team.

    • wde1988 wde1988 says:

      Agreed. And I think it would lend alot of credence to COL’s comment above if Malzahn had kept Trooper Taylor after hearing his methods were questioned by the NCAA.

      I mean seriously… Ed Ogeron? You might as well get your check book out. The guy is not only an idiot but he goes for the lowest common denomenator when it comes to recruits in my opinion