Time to answer some reader questions.
Q: SCFTBL1 • a day ago
Is Kiffin as paranoid about his job as he should be?
A: He has not been asked but he is a shrewd person and I believe he knows he will be on the hot seat if USC falls into a tailspin.
Q: QueenKiff • a day ago
Scott, has Kiffin addressed anything regarding half-time adjustment? SC has only scored a total of 28 points in third quarters this season. Is this something the coaches are aware of and talk about fixing?
A: He usually talks vaguely about this by saying teams play new defenses or a Cover 2 which makes it hard for USC to throw the ball. A college coach told me USC’s scheme is the problem and there is little adjustment that goes on during games. I think this has been USC’s single-biggest problem this season.
Q: john seeder • a day ago −
Since Kiffin’s narcissism won’t allow him to get an OC, and there is no way he fires his own father, how will next year be any different ( it will be worse ) and why would Haden even think it would be different, do people really think Kiffin will be told to get and OC and hire a top flight DC to keep his job?
A: I think it all depends on how November goes. Will the Trojans go 3-1 in November and then win their bowl game? That probably makes it hard to demand too much change.
But if USC loses 2-3 games in November, I believe we could see some major changes with the coordinator positions. One person inside the university believes the changes might be even bigger if USC wins 7 games.