Messing with the game balls and your team still gave up 700 yards of offense.
I don't know if this is actually his fault, but this seems like the place to say this. I assumed that Al Davis was just bonkers and wrong, but his assessment of Lane Kiffin was probably his most lucid and prescient moment of the last decade of his life. What a scumbag.
I was in the same boat. I figured Al Davis was just being crazy again. But apparently he was on the money, in maybe unplayed just how slimy Kiffin really is.
But he deflated his balls (ha, ha). Oregon has their own pair (ha,ha) so giving up tht many yards of offense is irrelevant isn't it?
Also what's the advantage of deflated balls (ha, but seriously)?
a slightly deflated ball would be easier to catch and hold to as a running back.
I would think it would suck passing.
Correct to the first two, somewhat correct to the last.
The amount of deflation needed to make it a lot easier to catch is little enough that it would have a negligible effect on throwing.
I didn't make that very clear. Let me try again, this time with visuals!
1 |--------------5--------------| 10
For throwing to be effected (more difficult to throw), the deflation number would need to be at least a 5.
For catching to be effected (easier to catch), the deflation number would need to be at least a 2.
QED as long as the footballs aren't deflated too much, everything should check out.
But I was browsing the roster, and noticed that Jack Kennedy may graduate with a 100% completion rating, 158.8 passer efficiency rating, and averaging 6 ypc (1/1 passing, 1 carry for 6 yards)
It was known. Jack Kennedy will be the most accurate passer ever at Michigan. Have some points to push you on your way to start a thread.
The points aren't real...
The cake is a lie...
The (MMB) cake is not a lie and it will be back in the Big House during pregame against Iowa.
-I understood your reference but then I made it about Michigan, specifically the band.
-I'm still sad that Carl was sick at that game that I linked to.
not sure a new thread about Jack Kennedy's completion percentage is necessary.
in a diary for Senior Day, though. Anyone want to get on that?
William Dougall protests!
The real question here is who do you think will wear his #14 Legends jersey?
Yeah, so sure it was without the knowledge of any higher-ups. People don't just do things like that.
But he took the fall and he didn't give anyone else up. People like those kind of things, it won't go unnoticed.
claim to fame.
"Everybody gets pinched. But you did it right. You told 'em nothing and they got nothing...I'm proud of you. You took your first pinch like a man and you learned the two greatest things in life...Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut." - Lane Kiffin
That didn't help Paulie Cicero or Jimmy Conway.
And Henry's life afterward: "And that's the hardest part. Today everything is different; there's no action... have to wait around like everyone else. Can't even get decent food - right after I got here, I ordered some spaghetti with marinara sauce, and I got egg noodles and ketchup. I'm an average nobody... get to live the rest of my life like a schnook. "
about that ending is that in a world where movie gansters often want "out" and become desperate to dissasociate themselves from their past (Godfather, Heat, etc.), Hill never identified how inherently flawed and unsustainable "the lifestyle" was. He viewed being allowed to not go to prison and actually just "live" as an insult, like he was being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment above that which a gangster should ever being forced to withstand. That was what was fascinating about both that book and movie. He just never got it.
As for Kiffin and USC, what did you expect? The WORST HIRE EVER. That guy is just trouble.
The NCAA's slimiest program hired football's most unctuous coach. That might be their best hire ever, at least in terms of being a good "fit."
The USC coaching staff....
balls. lane's balls?
Can Kiffin get any slimier?
Serious question: does Lane Kiffin have a soul?
Of course he does...he shares one with Nick Saban. Lane gets it on M-W-F, while Sabs gets it on T-R-Sun They flip a ball boy to determine who gets it on Saturdays.
Actually, I think neither get it on Saturdays. Especially fall Saturdays both seem to be soulless. /s
soooo how does deflated balls help your team again?
Seems to me like deflated balls would NOT be one of his issues but what do i know....
Is not Layla Kiffin. It's Elin Nordegren.
Tiger, C'mon son!
Barkley has small hands. And you know what they say about small hands. They don't really say anything about small hands.
A) There is no way this kid went rouge and did this without being told to.
B) I wonder how much it would cost to get the fired manager to talk on the record about it.
With girls like this hanging out at games, that there would be no problems keeping your balls inflated.
You might want to get checked out. That's not quite how it should work.
Lane's wife's hotness is inversly proportional to his morals. This guy has already left more than one fan base hating him, and I feel like the list will grow like a wildfire before all is said and done. How many years until he's run out of USC? Who knows...
The strange thing about Kiffin is he hasn't won anywhere. His career arch would indicate that he has been successful, but that is not accurate. It's as if he has naked pictures of everybody's wife or something. Maybe he does?
And it wouldn't cover up his mediocre coaching.
Based on the sentiment out here right now...probably not too long. This fanbase was convinced they'd have a national title and a Heisman trophy after this season. Now it's almost certain they'll have neither and will likely finish with 4-6 losses. Yeah, people aren't thrilled with Kiffin right now.
He has naked pictures of my wife?! I didn't even know I was married.
I follow the team pretty close and he's safe unless there is something huge on the violations front. He's an outstanding recruiter. People's expectations were maybe not in line with reality this season. There were lots of road games and the PAC is a lot better league than when Carroll was running over it every year. USC is mostly a young team and will have 17 starters back next year. Plus they'll have really only 3 difficult games with two of them at home and no Oregon.
We all saw the difference the home-road thing made this season with Michigan.
Now if he goes 8-4 next year, the seat might be heating up.
This offseason don't be surprised if there are staff changes made including his dad retiring as defensive coordinator and maybe hiring an offensive coordinator/quarterback's coach. My understanding is his relationship with Barkley is unnecessarily prickly and a buffer between the quarterback and coach might be in order. These changes will be an almost certainty if they don't beat UCLA and lose the south.
Yeah, I agree he won't be canned after this year, but if they lose even one more game (and they play two teams ranked above them) his seat will be hot. SC fans will not put up with many 3 and 4 loss seasons, especially when they know they out talent every team they play.
They'll probably only lose 3 starters on each side of the ball after this season, but they'll likely lose 5 each after 2013, with depth starting to become an issue. If they have another 3+ loss season next year, people will be calling for Lane's head.