OT: USC should fire DC Monte Kiffin

Submitted by West Texas Blue on October 2nd, 2010 at 11:43 PM

Well, after the debacle today, USC should fire Monte Kiffin.  I mean, his D gave up 31 points and 537 yards to a Washington team that is 66th in total offense and 66th in scoring offense and lost to a 1-4 BYU team.  Don't know why USC hired that guy.... [sarcasm]

But seriously, even with all the blue chippers that USC stockpiled during Carroll, USC defense has struggled.  Hawaii even shredded them.  Could it be the talent or inexperience? (I used Rivals ratings)

Nickell Robey - true frosh CB (4*)

Shareece Wright - senior CB (4*)

Jawanza Starling - sophomore safety (4*)

TJ McDonald - sophomore safety (5*)

Hmm, does this look similiar to some other team that we know?

James Rogers - senior CB (4* WR)

JT Floyd - RS soph CB (3*)

Cam Gordon - RS freshman safety (4* WR)

Thomas Gordon - RS freshman safety (2*)

Jordan Kovacs - RS soph safety (Walk-on)

Even one of the best D coordinators of all time (Kiffin), hasn't been able to turn USC's D into a shutdown unit.  Experience is so key in college.  Everyone thinks that freshmen, blue chippers, and new starters can just jump in and become All-American players instantly.  It takes experience, gametime and in the system, for players to fully blossom.  I think Michigan fans should heed this advice as we watch our D, especially young and inexperienced in the secondary, go through growing pains. Monte Kiffin isn't going anywhere, and neither is Greg Robinson.

Comments

Njia

October 2nd, 2010 at 11:50 PM ^

How awkward would Thanksgiving dinner be at the Kiffin house? Imagine the prayer before the meal:

"Dear Lord, we thank you for this meal, and the family and friends we have gathered here. Except Lane. Lord, don't look down on him too much for firing his dad after the loss to the Huskies. We ask only, Lord, for a serious beatdown of the Trojans in each of their games so long as Lane is coaching."

Erik_in_Dayton

October 2nd, 2010 at 11:50 PM ^

Both USC and Michigan need to hire from the large pool of brilliant defensive coordinators who are currently available and who could be hired if only those schools were smart enough and wanted good defenses badly enough...I just wish they would try, you know?

arod

October 3rd, 2010 at 12:50 AM ^

HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENDING 8 TO 13 GUYS ON EVERY PLAY, JUST LIKE TENNESSEE WAS!!  WHY ISN'T GERG RUSHING 13?!!  BECAUSE HE SUX!!

 

/s

stankoniaks

October 3rd, 2010 at 2:02 AM ^

UW's offense is actually really good.  I know they looked terrible against Nebraska, but they have some of the best skill players in the Pac-10.  Our D would have a difficult time against Locker.