On The Hot Seat

USC coach Lane Kiffin made the Hot Seat list for the venerable publication, the Gold Sheet.
Money quote: “Although Kiffin fared well in recent recruiting, a subpar Trojan performance in 2011, considered very possible by regional sources, could get the ball rolling quickly against Kiffin, whom many are convinced is not the proper fit to lead the Trojans through their turbulent probationary period.”

Kiffin Honored

Lane Kiffin tied for first with Arizona’s Mike Stoops for the Pac-12′s best-dressed coach as voted by coaches in an ESPN survey. You didn’t think the award was for best coach did you?
“The rest of us coaches believe his wife does a nice job picking out the duds for him to wear,” Stanford coach David Shaw said.

Right Guard

Looks like John Martinez is going to start at right guard, according to Lane Kiffin.
“John’s doing well,” Kiffin said.
Aundrey Walker is also working at right guard but the position looks much clearer than left guard, where three different players (Marcus Martin, Martin Coleman, Jeremy Galten) worked with the first-team offense the past three practices.