Finally finishing up the Open Forum.
Q: Revenge of Charlie Bucket said:
wolfman, many observers, including the Cadre, opined that the wolf-Gate distraction directly contributed to the debacle at Stanford, and possibly cost the trOXans a shot at the BCS champeenship.
of course that was all on Kiff, and as is turns out he misconstrued your alleged actions to begin with.
how is your relationship with Kiff now? if i had screwed up so royally and embarrassed Bounce Pass and the school, i think i might make an effort to say i’m sorry and maybe joke around with the wolfman, “just to show everything was ok”. Has Kiff tried to mend fences with you after his attempted (and unprovoked) hit job on you blew up in his face??
i also want to add your classy conduct during this fiasco was not unnoticed. you were unfairly attacked and when it was discovered you were in the right you never piled on or took any retaliatory shots at Kiff, although i think most in your position would have. well done.
A: My relationship with Lane Kiffin is unchanged. He did make a public apology after practice that some of you probably saw on video. We have not had a 1-on-1 conversation regarding the incident. I did not try to speak to him about it because I felt like the matter was over. Since then, some news organizations (including the Daily News) decided to no longer attend practices so they do not need to conceal injuries they see on the field. I actually prefer this new system because it relieves the burden to hide news.
Q: Trojan Conquest said:
What kind of Pro do you think Barkley will be?
A: This is always a tough question especially when you see how many rookie QBs play in the NFL. Who thought Russell Wilson would be starting a year ago?
I think Matt Barkley’s character and leadership are going to serve him well in the NFL. He is going to need to improve his arm strength and decision making at the next level. These are the things that will control his career, I believe. What I think is unfair is comparisons to Andrew Luck. Lane Kiffin did it last year and I do not believe he is in Luck’s category. But that doesn’t mean he cannot be a successful pro.