Did Lane Kiffin learn from 2012? How will he handle the quarterback position? These are issues in this segment.
Q: Jay said:
From your dealings with Lane Kiffin, do you believe he can be man enough and honest enough with himself, to correct some of his poor coaching decisions from 2012 moving forward in light of the perceived hot seat he is on for 2013 ?
A: I believe Lane Kiffin thinks he has corrected poor coaching decisions by firing assistants and hiring defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast. Now does that mean he can correct his poor decisions? He has not replaced himself as the playcaller yet. And will not comment on whether he made a decision if he or Clay Helton will call plays.
Kiffin is taking responsibility during interviews to give the impression he learned from last season. But the question is whether the team will believe in him during the season, especially during moments of adversity.
I have had doubts about that since 2010 and written about them many times. They remain, in my opinion.
Q: uscvictory •said
We hear and see the CB’s and secondary are getting over run by the WR’s. Do you think this will eventually help the secondary?
Also, do you think that Kiffin will play both QB’s vs Hawaii?
A: It can only help the secondary to face someone like Marqise Lee every day in practice. It is also not unusual during spring practices for the cornerbacks to struggle, especially when you sometimes have walk-ons playing more.
The question is whether someone like Torin Harris will finally become a consistent cornerback or someone like Anthony Brown can be a successful starter. It already looks like Josh Shaw will be forced to move from safety, which helps the cornerback position.
Will Lane Kiffin play both quarterbacks against Hawaii? The game could be a blowout so I could easily see two quarterbacks playing.
Kiffin does not like alternating QB’s. So I think he will pick a starter in training camp and let that QB take a lot of the snaps with the backup doing mop-up duty, unless the starter struggles.