Ballot Fallout

USC officials are angry that USA Today revealed Lane Kiffin’s top 25 ballot because the established guidelines say the ballot will only be revealed at the end of the season.
But Kiffin’s logic for voting USC No. 1 raises questions.
Here is his quote to USA Today: “We have less players than everybody else. So looking at it from the outside, I wouldn’t (vote USC No. 1). Did I? Yeah, I did. That’s not based off of 75 vs. 85.
“That’s based off of Matt Barkley, T.J. McDonald and Robert Woods and Marqise Lee. When everybody has the same record, I can’t go into a meeting with our players and have them say, `You put that team and that team ahead of us.’ That’s why I did that.”
So here are two questions:
1.) If ballots were confidential, Kiffin’s players would not find out if he selected USC No. 1.
2.) Isn’t the integrity of Kiffin’s ballot compromised if he voted based on fears of what his players thought?

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  • Bill

    I guess it really isn’t that big of a deal unless he is stupid enough to vote them #1 when they are in 3rd place in the Pac 10 South and Barkles is in the corner crying!

  • Revenge of Charlie Bucket

    capitol observations, wolfman!!! oh why can’t Kiff be a man like you who puts his votes out there for all to see??? rather than this cowardly crap???

    ahhhh, this TOTALLY kicks off the season!!!!!

    i feel SO ALIVE!!! and TINGLY!! i’m loud and PROUD!!! i’m here, i’m clear…..GET OVER IT!!!

    AUU-AUU-AUU-WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • ftfo2009

    I have a great fucking idea for your next flaming poll Wolf – who is the least classy: Jim Mora Jr., Charlie bucket, or Jerry Sandusky?

  • bazinga

    1. No. Behind closed doors, he would discuss this with more honesty than he thinks he owes the media.
    2. Isn’t the integrity of every ballot compromised by the fact that it’s an active coach casting it?

  • Revenge of Charlie Bucket

    the Classy Cadre is BACK, BABY!!!! we are legion!!! we are LOUD and PROUD!!! we are here! we are clear, GET OVER IT!!!

  • LAWYER JOHN

    Nobody outside Colorado even thinks anymore about the “Batman” killer. News comes so fast these days that most people don’t dwell on it very long.

    And so, Kiffin did what?– Fudged on the fact he voted SC No. 1

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • LAWYER JOHN

    Furthermore, the team’s players have to be excited that its coach thinks this highly of them.

    Their thinking might be “Coach was hiding his true feelings about us, but now we know he thinks we’re the best in the U.S. So let’s go out and prove Coach right; let’s not let him down.”

  • BoscoH

    Confidentiality in this case was a promise from USA Today, not a multi-lateral condition of participation from all sides.

    And frankly, if Kiffin didn’t game this incident from the beginning, he is milking it for all it’s worth now. Those kids would probably give their lives for him. They will have no problem finding the motivation within themselves to go out and demolish opponents now.

  • gotroy22

    Lane Kiffin agrees with me that this season will be a failure if we don’t run the table and win the national title.

  • ftfo2009

    Ohhhh /b/ucket! I didn’t know you knew how to 4chan!

  • Trojanfan

    Bucket wrote:

    i feel SO ALIVE!!! and TINGLY!! i’m GAY and PROUD!!! i’m here, i’m clear…..GET OVER IT!!!

    AUU-AUU-AUU-WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    Bucket has stepped out of the closet

    PS….You’re a fuckin idiot

  • Trojanfan

    The cadre meets at a tree house in bruinrob’s backyard, how classy is that….LOL

    plus they all have newspaper routes…..ouch!!!!

    FEAR THE CADRE!!!!!

  • usc50ucla0

    hey chuckbuck howz ur 21 days in County? Pinto tellz me u gave it up like a Popeye’s chicken/biscuit combo

  • ftfo2009

    Wait, so you’re telling me that the coaches poll is somehow corrupted and full of shit?

    http://legacy-cdn.smosh.com/smosh-pit/052011/slowpoke-bin-laden.jpg