Steve Sarkisian and Lane Kiffin, two favorite topics, resurface in this segment.
Q: Sam Gilbert said:
In the last round of questioning you stated that Steve Sarkisian’s dream job would be USC. Was Sarkisian offered the job? If not, why not or If so, why would he pass?
A: He was not offered the job. He told people I know that he would take it for $4 million, meaning he would need a lot of money to leave Washington after a year. Now, a couple years down the road, I think he’d leave even faster especially since he hasn’t exactly set Seattle on fire since he arrived.
Why was Lane Kiffin hired over Sarkisian? Kiffin was viewed by Mike Garrett as a package (Monte Kiffin, Ed Orgeron) more than anything else.
Q: Karrillo said:
Lane Kiffin’s comment about Marqise Lee having the potential to be the best wide receiver in the history of USC Football made me think. If Marquise Lee and Robert Woods both stay healthy and live up to their respective potentials this season do you see any chance of Lane Kiffin and/or Matt Barkley preferring to go to Lee over Woods? Could Lee be rewarded jersey #1 by this time next year?
A: I already think Lane Kiffin prefers Lee just from his comments where he always seems to talk about Lee being more talented than Woods. That’s fine though I thought Kiffin’s timing was poor last year when he said Lee was the team’s best receiver right when Woods was considered for All-American teams and the Biletnikoff Award.
I think Matt Barkley likes both and would not take one over the other especially because he and Woods have a connection on the field that allows for some plays you do not normally make.
I don’t think Lee will wear No. 1, mainly because his dream is to wear No. 9.