January 12th, 2010 at 9:33 PM ^

Quick get USC schedule for some home and homes. Vengeance for various Rose Bowls shall be ours.

Really this blows my mind. This is like so many Christmases as once.

Wolverine Convert

January 12th, 2010 at 9:39 PM ^

Kiffin gets the advantage of an easier conference to win, a fertile recruiting ground, etc. Also, if they get major sanctions he won't have a lot of pressure to win immediately. He also gets some distance from the SEC people he has pissed off in the past year.

I also think this is good for Tennessee in the long run but I still hate to see scum bags screw up a program and move on without any repercussions. I think the NCAA will have to figure out a way to penalize coaches that cause or allow the problems to happen.

I hope the Kiffin hire is an Epic Fail for USC.

Wow, the next few weeks are going to be pretty exciting - kind of like a new reality show!

Clarence Beeks

January 12th, 2010 at 9:41 PM ^

I can't believe that I just heard a commentator on ESPN (Gregg Easterbrook) compare Lane Kiffin's move to USC to Rich Rodriguez's move to Michigan and termed them "dirt bag coaches" who walk out on their players. Un-freaking-believable. Wouldn't the same freakin' thing be able to be said about virtually every single coach who ever moves between schools since it almost NEVER happens at the end of their contract. Man that pisses me off!


January 13th, 2010 at 12:26 AM ^

Don't mind Easterbrook. His column is entertaining but his MO is to have a theory, pound the shit out of it, remind you of Every. Single. Instance of it coming true, and ignore whenever it fails. In his mind, any coach that leaves before his contract is up - that is, any coach that leaves without having been fired - is Pure Scum. He'll never be dissuaded.


January 12th, 2010 at 9:54 PM ^

Orgeron to handle recruiting, Monte on D, Chow on O. He has an all star staff. That will hurt us regarding Dillon. Our only shot now is he gets scared off by the threat of sanctions.


January 12th, 2010 at 9:56 PM ^

Kiffin, Chow, and Orgeron... almost starting to sound like the powerhouse USC program minus Carroll...

I'm really curious to see what's going to happen on signing day now. Both USC and Tennessee had pretty good recruiting classes going for them. At least the football offseason is somewhat interesting.


January 12th, 2010 at 10:15 PM ^

started by Mike Garrett, who is oblivious to NCAA rules and thinks starpower and hype can overcome violations or practices that go straight to the edge of the rules. I really hope the NCAA severely punishes USC to a point where they have to get rid of Garrett and start over again with a brand new regime.


January 12th, 2010 at 10:32 PM ^

This is hilarious and annoying at the same time. My hatred for SC has been multiplied a billion times. Sadly, I would bet money that Baxter doesnt come here now, the staff will be too good abd able to reassure his commitment.


January 12th, 2010 at 11:33 PM ^

away from your computer for 3 hours and you come back to this! WAIT, WHAT JUST HAPPENED....

So Kif leaves Tenn after pissing off the entire SEC and his bosses, then bolts cross country to his dream job with dad and what has to be half of his current staff then his old AD says "good luck". Sounds like Kif has some cronick premature ejac...... job jumping issues. Tenn AD didn't sound overly dissapointed. Lets all hope that Tenn and Usc play each other in the next few years.

And also, hay Kif, nice job screwing your freshmen and incoming recruits. I'm sure they love this news.