In this segment, a question about Lane Kiffin’s criticism of players and how it differs from Caesar.
QL Edward said:
Could you give YOUR picks of the strongest conferences, one through nine, in CFB? No dancing, no spin, etc., just the names of the conferences (1-9), ONE being the strongest.
A: SEC, Big 12, Pac-10, Big Ten, Mountain West, ACC, WAC, Big East, Mid American.
Q: BBPeps13 said:
How many silent commits does USC still have?
Q: BoscoH said:
Open Forum Hypothetical Fight Club… and I want to stress hypothetical because we don’t ever need to hear Pete Arbogast justifying a fight between players on the team as some sort of a unity exercise again… Stanley Havili v. Marc Tyler.
A: I don’t think anyone wants to fight Stanley Havili.
Q: Don’t you know I’m loco? said:
Why does Lane Kiffin criticize players so much when he talks to the media? Are we only reading/hearing an edited version of what he says? That’s the main difference between Pete and Lane. Pete was always able to spin everything to a positive. Not sure if Lane has this ability yet, but wanted to know. Other than that, I think Lane has done a tremendous job with the team and the offense. I think there has been progress in many facets of the program. Thanks for the forums.
A: Lane is a different personality than Pete. He is critical of players in public. He did that when he was a USC assistant too. The thing I would say in his defense is that he never says anything to the reporters that he doesn’t say to the players to their face. So they are never surprised by his comments. And the players I’ve talked to agreed with him.
I find it refreshing actually that he is willing to hold players accountable. He’s never going to be Pete, which is why I called him Mr. Sunshine earlier in the season. But at least you know where you stand with him.