In this segment, what does Lane Kiffin need to do to save his job?
Mr. Wolf, my inquiry is how many wins does USC need to win in order for Coach Kiffin to get off the hot seat? Considering that this was the season that he was suppose to lead USC back to a BCS game and instead they are going to a bowl that no one will be watching.
As a side note, assuming that the NCAA settles with Coach McNair prior to the release of the court documents, does USC make a move or do they sit back and do nothing? I can’t believe Haden is not making any moves considering that the NCAA totally botched up the Bush investigation/review. I’ll be honest it would be great not only for USC but for the entire college athletics landscape if USC challenged the NCAA so we can get a better understanding of their due process procedure. I can’t believe that UNC got a slap in the wrist for academic fraud and players receiving benefits with the knowledge from the coaching staff and administration while USC was thrown the book for a single player taking money without USC’s knowldge.
A: I believe Lane Kiffin will need to win nine games next year to get off the hot seat. I know there is a lot of anticipation about the Todd McNair case and USC’s response. But right now I don’t see Pat Haden doing anything. I don’t think he wants to do anything other than complete USC’s sanctions and move forward.
Maybe the attitude will change once the McNair documents are unsealed but I think that would need to be initiated by the NCAA. Right now, I don’t see anything happening.
In this segment, what it will take for Lane Kiffin to save his job next season.
Looking at next year’s schedule what games and record does Kiffin have to win to save his job. I say if he wins seven games he’s fired . Your take please.
A: I think he could get fired with eight wins. I said above nine wins but if he goes 9-3 and USC gets blown out in a bowl game, he could get fired too. There just has to be a good feeling to the season. That means beating UCLA, competing against Notre Dame in South Bend and winning a bowl game.
Can Kiffin do it? I don’t know. Mainly because I get a sense the players are losing faith in him.