In this segment, questions about Lane Kiffin, the offensive line and why USC does not add men’s sports.
Q: I DIg Go Go Girls said:
So you think if Sanchez can keep winning Haden will let him keep the job? I would think that the longer Haden diddles with this the worse recruiting will be.
A: I assume you mean Lane Kiffin. Winning keeps everyone happy. So if he goes 10-2, then he keeps his job. Anything less and I’m not really sure what will happen. Recruiting isn’t really a problem judging by his first two classes. The questions remain can he lead a program successfully and earn his players’ respect during times of adversity.
Q: Michael Protos said:
Besides Kalil who is good, was there at least 1-2 guys on the OL who practiced this spring who showed they could be at least a serviceable fill-ins next fall, or are they all pretty much scout team fodder?
A: Let’s look at the spring depth chart:
John Martinez OR
Giovanni Di Poalo
Martin Coleman OR
Jeremy Galten OR
If you look at right guard, Martin Coleman’s rarely been healthy in four years. John Martinez and Giovanni Di Poalo might pan out but our really considered projects. Jeremy Galten might be a serviceable backup. Kevin Graf’s also a question mark.
And I’m talking about all of these players as backups. If Aundrey Walker or Cyrus Hobbi cannot step in and play right away, things could really be dicey.
Q: The Ghost of John McKay said:
Can you tell me why USC does not field a men’s cross country team or a men’s soccer team? With all the money the school rakes in you would think they could find a little slop over from the football program to fund at least one of these two sports, I mean if they can start a womens lacrosse team.
A: The answer is easy: Title IX. USC cannot add any men’s sports because it struggles to keep in compliance in Title IX, which essentially requires equal opportunities in sports based on sex. So USC is adding women’s lacrosse and wants to eventually add sand volleyball for women. It’s really difficult for any school to add a men’s sport these days.