Just reading some of the articles coming out of the West Coast, Kiffin may be captaining a boat that's taking on water fast. Does anyone think guys like Ty Isaac or Eddie Vanderdoes, could be reconsidering UM because of this?
I don't know I guess maybe?
No probably not.
Or maybe not
One may hope.
Please elaborate on said articles
Unless he's fired I don't think so.
This season is an absolute disaster considering their expectations and their QB/WR talent. But they are still probably going to go 7-5 with a difficult schedule(played Oregon, Stanford, good UCLA team, will play ND) and 75 scholarship players in Kiffin's 2nd year. I'm not sold that Kiffin is a good coach and that he won't eventual lead USC to mediocrity, but I don't think this season is causing many recruits to seriously considering bailing.
The headline guys are all big names (though Robert Woods has had a bum ankle all year), but there are tons of weaknesses on that roster. They are starting a true freshman at LT and DT. Two freshmen rotate at fullback. Three sophomores start at linebacker by default and the next guy in is a freshman. They lost their starting DE and corner to injury and ineligibility respectively. And Jarvis Jones is ripping QBs heads off at Georgia because SC doctors wouldn't clear him to play.
That being said, plenty of SC fans still want Kiffin out, though Pat Haden just recently said there is zero plan to make a change and that Kiffin is the coach.
Young, yes. But their struggles will continue for a few years because of major depth problems. They're still landing a bunch of blue chip recruits. But the sanctions are already cutting into their two-deep, which won't improve for a while. You can't win big without depth.
Maybe with McQuay.
Especially Vandy. McQuay made another unofficial visit there yesterday. If James Franklin stays there, I think this is where he lands if he doesn't come to Michigan.
When Issac committed to USC, everyone thought the sky was falling. Who would of thought we would be in a very good position to get an upgrade in D. Green. I don't want to count my chickens before they're hatched, but I gotta kinda of say, Isaac who?
..Green being an upgrade on Isaac is debateable..
Last I checked USC was still in L.A., which means there are still hoards of beautiful girls there to go with the warm weather.
Along with three on campus shootings in the last six months, two of which were fatal.
Well....I didn't know that....so you win.
Of course, USC is fixing these problems by hiring extra security guards. The only problem with that is the most recent shooting was done by . . . wait for it . . . a security guard.
Gotta love USC.
2 separate incidents. 1 was shooting killed two people off campus in the surrounding neighborhood and the other was on-campus but involved people who were there for a party that shouldn't have been and weren't USC students.
I never thought I'd feel safer in North Philly at Temple than USC...but I'd say that I do.
Name the douchebag who is in charge of USC?
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It is, unfortunately, lacking in its preemptive assertion that everyone responding to the OP are dicks and assholes. That's been a fun trend on here as of late.
Yeah! Instead we should have more threads about how the student section is taking seats from real fans!
No, absolutely not.
I really don't see it happening with those who have already verballed. McQuay possibly, but I think other factors will be more important in the end.
Might as well start the rumor before the Trojan fans. Oh wait, he's going to Auburn.
He is going to Tennessee
Don't you mean Arkansas?
I heard Dallas from a cousin of the babysitter of the mother of Gruden's nephew who went to school with Jerry Jones son in law and he said its, "for sure."
No. I heard Wayne State.
Disappointed with the Trojans' performance they might be, but the ship isn't taking on much water, at least not for the time being. Per ESPN - link - Pat Haden, the USC AD, has affirmed that Kiffin will return in 2013. I couldn't find any real sources regarding recruitments waivering potentially.
I think, at a minimum, USC will keep him until the sanctions have run their course. That way, wahtever failures and stigma caused by them will attach themselves to his name. The next guy can ride in on a white horse. Why bring in a new coach who's going to have to face the reduced roster crunch?
and Nick Saban was staying with the Dolphins...oh wait.
Is Michigan offering a signing bonus? No? Then, no.
The real issue a recruit should consider is if Kiffin is actually a good coach that will help you develop, grow, and reach your potential as not only a football player, but as a person as well. I personally think all evidence points to an emphatic NO, but he seems to be doing a great job at convincing kids he can, or just distracting them from the fact that he cannot.
Since Brady hasn't harvested much from CA (Magnuson) and Ty isn't a target anymore, UM is unaffected by Lane's troubles. ND, UCLA, Stanford, Oregon, and UW are beneficiaries. [Raises question of why Brady isn't leveraging his CA history yet.]
On the other hand, new UT coach might push recruiting in KY, OH, VA and ILL with allure of SEC competition - which could marginally affect UM.
Sorry to jack the thread but I cant start my own thread so I was hoping someone will start this for me.
The article talks about Maryland and Rutgers possibly joining and deciding soon.
this was talked about yesterday too. there is also some talks of Georgia tech being interested
The best check on USC's power is a competitive UCLA [think what MSU did with recruiting when UM was down for a few yrs]. USC has had cart blanche in recruiting in the LA area allowing them to cherry pick the best talents in the rest of the country. I never understood why UCLA hasn't been more successful. It's in a much better part of town than USC. If athletes really claim academics are important, it's a better school than USC.