Kiffin On Ballgate

Lane Kiffin said this morning neither he nor Matt Barkley knew about footballs being deflated at the Oregon game. Kiffin said it was done on the Oregon sideline. Kiffin said a deflated ball would be harder for Barkley to throw in a game.

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  • USConquer

    If Kiffin decided this was a good idea, we are in deep cocka doodle doo as far as our game plans go.

    • Independent_George

      I really wouldn’t put this past Kiffin. This is a coach completely in over his head. He needs to go.

      • marvgoux

        I see this as a win-win, Haden fires Kiffin and we are rid of Monte’s Tampa 2, Haden hires a great new head coach and the players rally under the interim coach and win the last three games for the Kiffer.

  • Golden Trojan

    The official statement says it was on the USC side, Kiffin says it was done on the Oregon side? I’m sure Oregon has its own equipment guys and its own balls just like USC. Kiff, you mean to say that one of your guys secretly sneaked over there and deflated balls. Wolf, forget about Watergate and Bengazi, call Woodward and Bernstein, I smell a cover up. It just gets more bizarre with Kiffin. Is he pulling an Elliot Spitzer and trying to self destruct his career?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Doverz/1423558008 Ben Doverz

      Kiffin = Nixon/Obama in a lot of ways

    • FightONtoVictory

      I find it hilarious that everyone all of the sudden thinks Kiffin is the worst coach. When not just a few short months ago you all were praising him. Yes, something needs to be done with the defense. But everyone seems to forget that we are sanctioned and are basically supposed to be suffering from the death penalty. If this team wins out and beats Oregon in the CCG, it will be all praises once again. PS – If you dont want your tickets to the rest of the games, I’ll gladly take ‘em.

      • Golden Trojan

        The issues are, they seem to be getting out played in the second half (scoring 125 while giving up 124), penalties (worst in college football), turnovers, an offense that has more talent and experience than last year and playing worse, now this ball thing. It’s frustrating as hell to watch. I believe they have the ability to win out. If so, the consensus seems to be, Kiffin needs new coordinators on O and D and focus on the big picture on and off the field (remember Pete working the sidelines firing guys up). But lose 5 in a row to end the season, time for regime change.

      • marvgoux

        Everyone? Not me. The team started off dreadfully last year. The coach was handed a full house this year and folded.

    • SpiketheBruin

      I don’t know. I was talking to his wife last night and she said his package is to teeny to e-mail. Kiffy Kiffy Goat boy’s behavior is solid evidence why there are more horses asses than horses. Uscum, what a joke.

    • Former USC Student Mgr

      C’mon Golden Trojan. Blame who you want, but at least get the facts straight before fueling more speculation. Balls are run from both sidelines. No one “secretly snuck” onto the Oregon sideline. USC has 5 ball boys for every home game. 2 for each sideline and a runner for kickoffs and all other changes in possession.

      • Golden Trojan

        First of all, as Linus once said to Charlie Brown, “doesn’t anybody appreciate sarcasm anymore”! Second maybe if Wolf would inform us about what happens with game balls, since know one outside of student managers seems to know, we wouldn’t have to speculate. Finally, anyway you look at it, it’s just bizarre, if the guy acted on his own or not, some are fully inflated, some are not, was he trying to help the Trojans or hurt them, who else gets fine for this?

  • Independent_George

    Maybe the Corpse of Al Davis was right.

    Lane Kiffin is a congenital liar.

    • marvgoux

      Al tried to warn us but we wouldn’t listen.

  • dtksr1 @dslextreme.com

    Can’t believe Kiffin is responding this way, like he is panicking… I think Nikias & Haden need to look at how this program is starting to come apart at the seams and look at damage control before this gets any worse. The players are iffy on the field and inconsistent in their remarks, the coaching is suspect and the head coach is a promotion-handler’s worst nightmare when it comes to his remarks. MG, did you take this into consideration when you hired this guy?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Doverz/1423558008 Ben Doverz

      Haden had a hand in hiring this guy as well.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Ilovethecapper John Johns

        WHAT???? The Capper has done something wrong??? Next is blaming Obama for the economy.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Doverz/1423558008 Ben Doverz

          Obama is doing wonderful things for the economy, he’s adding to the foodstamp total everyday !

          • http://www.facebook.com/Ilovethecapper John Johns

            And driving the stock market down. Go Obummer!

          • http://www.facebook.com/Ilovethecapper John Johns

            And driving the stock market down. Go Obummer!

      • Independent_George

        So did Jerry Buss and all 20 the others on the Board of Trustees.

        Fire Jerry Buss!

        Just about every Board of Trustees at most large private schools are very laissez-faire approve unless there is a compelling reason not to.

    • Independent_George

      “MG, did you take this into consideration when you hired this guy?”

      Are u serious? MG took nothing into consideration.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Doverz/1423558008 Ben Doverz

        Correct

      • http://www.facebook.com/Ilovethecapper John Johns

        F U Indy. MG is the BEST athletic director EVER. You Fers love to give BS to MG but he’s the biggest WINNER

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Doverz/1423558008 Ben Doverz

    USC admits wrongdoing and a USC team manager resigns but this was done on the Oregon sideline. Keep em coming Kiffin, maybe this will bury you for good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BoscoH Brad Hutchings

    Scott, please let us know when Jim Hill shows up to a CLFK presser. Then we will know it’s over. #DEF7ATED

  • Golden Trojan

    Could some who knows, please comment on the use of game balls. I have seen stories about Barkley working with the equipment guy to pick out the game balls. I believe the kickers do as well. I thought I saw a ball being used Saturday that had an Oregon “O” on it. Does each offense use their own ball when on the field and then switch when the other offense comes out? If so, Kiffin is totally blowing smoke out his butt in this mornings presser!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Doverz/1423558008 Ben Doverz

      Both sides have their own footballs, it’s an NCAA rule

      • Golden Trojan

        So are there are USC balls on the Oregon side and Oregon has balls on the USC side? The manager was deflating USC balls used by Barkley, on the Oregon side?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Doverz/1423558008 Ben Doverz

          That I don’t know, but when the offense gets the ball, the ball guys/kids get the offenses ball to hand the the officials. The balls were found BEFORE the game from what I read elsewhere.

          • marvgoux

            If the balls were found before the game then what’s the big deal and why did the manager resign in disgrace?

    • marvgoux

      The sad thing is Matt had to know the balls were deflated when he went back to pass and yet said nothing. This is like a pitcher claiming he didn’t notice the baseballs were scuffed. His rep is going to take a beating if he doesn’t come out and make a statement immediately.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Doverz/1423558008 Ben Doverz

        The balls were found before the game, I read that on anther site.

    • Former USC Student Mgr

      How is Kiffin blowing smoke out his butt? Many times, 5 Balls are chosen by the QB. 1 by the Kicker (for kickoffs). Oregon runs their own balls.

  • marvgoux

    Kiffin is in a full panic now and making up stories. We are the laughingstock on college football now. This is the opportunity Pat Haden has been waiting for to bring his own guy in.

  • ProbationU

    Kiffin has balls?

  • Golden Trojan

    All this ball talk is making my scrotum itch like hell!

  • ThaiMex

    SUCks is the biggest joke of a program in the NCAA, and the dumb crap doesn’t stop coming, even while you are on probation! The DEATH PENALTY awaits….
    fit on torgan!

  • SClalum97one

    Hey jerkoff, where you at?? Not suprised at your lack of words. You are nothing but an ultra conservative rt wing piece of racist shit. Btw, this is a SPORTS blog, not a political one. Take your bitch ass to a political site.
    SC doesn’t need your bullshit.
    FOGHT ON

  • SClalum97one

    Hey jerkoff, fuck you and your ultra conservative political bull shit. This is a SPORTS blog, not a political one. If you aren’t smart enough to differentiate the two, then just piss off. Believe me, no one will miss you. Keep it real, and not dillusional.

    • http://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charles Bucket

      take it up with Honey Boo Boo, Sugar Bear…

      (chortle)