Memory Lane

Last night’s basketball banquet reminded me of Tim Floyd’s famous banquet speech two years ago, where he stressed commitment and then flew to Tucson the next morning to interview for the Arizona job. And then there was the story Floyd told friends when offered the USC job. His wife answered a phone call from USC athletic director Mike Garrett, who said, “Can I speak to Jim Lloyd.”

Tweet Of The Day

I’m glad Lane Kiffin has a twitter account or we would miss these gems: “Another beautiful morning in Southern California…another great practice early this morning!”

Pit Bulls At Practice

This morning’s practice featured an appearance by two pit bulls that made their way on to Howard Jones Field. The dogs disrupted a defensive-line drill much to the dismay of defensive line coach Ed Orgeron.

Doghouse U. Update

Marc Tyler said he visited Lane Kiffin’s office but he was not there, so he still might need to visit Kiffin to be formally lectured about his comments last week regarding his hamstring injury and the lack of stretching. Assistant coach Kennedy Pola did speak to Tyler about the incident.
“He told me if my legs didn’t feel right the whole practice I should have let him know because he always takes care of us,” Tyler said. “I didn’t tell him because I didn’t want to come out.”