Basically says a lot of recruits are excited about the hire, most notably Jesse Scroggins, Dion Bailey, and Kyle Prater. Also mentions that Robert Woods was going to stay regardless, and Baxter is in the air.
Early Returns on USC Recruits
It has also been reported that Kiffin told many of the Tenn recruits that they would have scholarships at USC. I don't know how many scholies USC has available this year but there are bound to be a few, from one school or the other, who are left out in the cold.
who bought into Kiffin last year and are left high and dry at Tennessee. Maybe in situations like this coaches should have to sit out a year to transfer just like the players. One and done is ridiculous for a supposed leader of young men.
great point. i also think there should be a dead period in which coaching changes can't be made unless there is cause (i.e. Leach).
It's such a weird situation. His job deals with kids so there's got to be some moral responsibility to them and being in the public eye certainly makes him an easy target.
I just look at it like this; I've only been at my current job for 5 months or so but if I was hired at a more reputable company, which happened to be located back home in Ann Arbor, and even paid me more than my current job, well i'd take it in a second.
But then again, I know millions of people wouldn't ever know or care.
The NCAA and its money machine only regard players as a raw material that goes into the finished product. Once you understand that, everything makes more sense.
I would like to see it done with scholarships. If a coach leaves on his own for another job, the new school loses 5 scholarships for that year and the old school would gain 5. It discourages sniping coaches and allows the previous school a chance to rebuild. Also makes it more difficult for a coach to take recruits with him.
Are we on the cusp of free agency for NCAA athletes?
Some of those kids aren't even at UT anymore because they like to rob people. They will probably fit in with TP at OSU. Also, another I do not feel bad for is Bryce Brown as he only cares about himself and if the NFL would allow it, he would leave in a second. He seemed to fit great with Kiffin.
Looks like the LA folks really love this hire. Recruits take notice
There's nothing like a "Welcome back" article to start of the new job right.
but purely from a recruiting standpoint, this is a great move by USC. It's been obvious for many years that they couldn't care less about institutional integrity, so hiring a walking recruiting violation doesn't faze them.
I guess the deal is off TOB.....