Montague Kiffin Does Not Appear To Miss USC

Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY

Former USC defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin told USA Today why he likes coaching more in the NFL.
“Here, guys can just come in and talk ball and watch tape. Don’t have to worry about academics and tutors,” he said.

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  • Violet

    And they give me free diapers.

    • Jethro G Sabbath


      What’s your deal?
      Two different accounts open on the same day, the only difference being an upper/lower case “V”

      Very strange

      • Violet

        Getting the hang of it. My MacAfee says this is a “trusted site”. I sure hope so.

    • TrojanFan

      Depends, to be exact!….ouch!!!!

  • rusoviet

    With a blunt comment like that then all the more reason for the NCAA to demand the NFL and NBA begin funneling in millions for use of the colleges as their farm systems.

    Loaded guns and microphones – avoid them.

    • Ben Factor

      Since there are 50 or so NCAA teams that profit handsomely from their football “subsidiaries”, there is not much pressure on the NFL to pay for the NCAA-run farm systems. The exploited parties are the players, not the universities. Were that exploitation to end, it would be interesting to watch the ripple effect on the financing of player development.

      • rusoviet

        Ok I’ll bite pray tell just what 50 or so NCAA et. al. are profiting from NFL largesse – you put that out now back it up.

        The players get a full four year ride as long as they maintain a grade average acceptable to the school and NCAA – I know of no students save NMS who get such or those who dig deep for grants. These athletes are permitted passes none of us would get based on their prowess – I’ve seen it as a middle school teacher in So. Central – always a pass for the ‘gifted athlete’.

        If they flop in the NFL and NBA then get ready for life because the ones who didn’t and the one’s who understood the ‘Wheel Of Fortune” only has one or two pulls listened to the advisers who told them to invest their money and those that didn’t are the trash clowns like Anthony Davis and the back end of horses per U Clowns Lost Again.

        • betomas

          Dude, you teach/taught middle school and you write nonsensical stuff all the time? Poor kids.

          • TrojanFan

            2:00am, trolling the blog talking shlt, pathetic!

            Please stick to cleaning toilets, you’ll look more respectable

          • Joe Blow

            TF, he really won’t. With no GED or a job above minimum wage, the dude is a COMPLETE failure and turd. 2am? Hawr Hawr

          • TrojanFan

            He thinks painting the walls down in his mom’s basement is a real job, pathetic!!!!

          • Ray Reyes

            How many nicks does Charlie have? Is he the rusoviet too?

          • rusoviet

            I don’t know who you are or what you are ok? Try not to confirm an animus by acting like the other you mentioned.

        • Ben Factor

          Not NFL largesse. They profit by gate sales and TV deals. That’s why the NFL isn’t asked to pay up.

          As to the student-athletes, IMHO, they are underpaid, based on the profitability of CFB and CBB. See Joe Nocera’s series in the NY Times.

          To play big-time CFB and go to college must be very demanding. I know I didn’t have to work that hard when I went to college. I had a 10-hour-per week job and then worked eight weeks full-time in the summer. These guys probably spend 10 hours per week in the weight room, plus, plus, plus.

          Free tuition, room and board? As I see it, the job should pay more than $70,000 per year, $50,000 of which must be taken as tuition. The television deals alone pay the schools about $250,000 per player per year. In the NFL, the players get about 50%, right? Where is the equity in CFB?

          Moreover, many suffer long-term orthopedic damage, and there is no provision for ongoing medical treatment.

          Even minor concessions are defeated. The NCAA considered a spending-money allowance, because the players can’t hold part-time jobs, or work over the summer. However, a number of universities objected. (Then everyone jumped up and down when some OSU players sold memorabilia.)

          Be serious. The players are exploited. You know, rusoviet, exploited as in surplus value of labor. Or, to put it in free-market terms, exploited as in conspiracy to fix prices and restrain trade by the NCAA and the universities.

          • rusoviet

            Reasoned reply We’re talking football and basketball players aside from them the rest produce nada money wise – zilch.

            For the vast majority of football and basketball players this is a dose of the real world – succeed or get left behind and for nearly all of those it is the first time they’ve been asked to do that.

            As to ‘working’ all those hours will it beats working the part-time job to meet basic costs unless one is supported by family or grants and if on loans they have to be paid back. Not our football players – it’s practice some study to meet school standards and a full ride.

            Per the tv contracts – the vast majority of teams, aside from the top 30 or so, this is a recent thing. Lastly most of these athletes, in all sports for that matter, have been stroked and lauded for years before they hit college and most are attending camps to hone their skills – this is a job like any other and for most it ill prepares them for life because it is all they know.

            Even if they make it to the professional ranks, most are ill prepared for life once the skill set recedes or they find themselves in a gin mill mouthing off to the cops etc..

            Frankly if the money weren’t there none would do it.

          • Ben Factor

            I’m glad to see them get that B.A., for those who get it, since we know the real stats on making real money in professional sports. Many are drafted, few are destined for riches.

            I wish Nickell Robey all the best, and at the same time, I think he made a poor decision. Robert Woods will be OK, and I’ll bet he comes back to finish anyway. He’s that kind of guy.

            But you’re right that these athletes are, by and large, coddled into a dream world before they ever arrive at university. Therefore, you’re also right that their many structured hours at USC help them enter the real world of adults. I confess to you that I was spoiled in much the same way, and I wasn’t even a good athlete. šŸ™‚

  • Ben Factor

    Glad that he’s happy, since he seemed like a nice guy who meant well. Nick Saban and Bobby Petrino found they weren’t as well suited to the NFL. It’s not really surprising that Monte found the converse, after his many years spent coaching pros.

    Just as many of us were deceived by the second half of the 2011 season, he was probably deceived as well.

    Life in the grey, as we find it. Sadder and wiser, we all trudge onward.

  • Joe Blow

    Scott is an a h o l e.

  • ThaiMex

    Silly old geezer forgot that adkademiks aren’t anything to worry about at GOOD OL’ Yesterday U!
    fit UN torgans!

    • Jethro G Sabbath


      Who’s older, you or Monte?

      • TrojanFan

        Bucket, by a decade!

    • TrojanFan

      Hey bucket, your voice might of changed, but the breath still smells the same….ouch!!!!

      • ThaiMex

        BAM! ZONK!!! CRASH!!!
        fit UN torgan’s and all you BATMAN FANS!

        • TrojanFan

          How about a few kicks to the cranium to start the morning off. It might help with the Dementia

      • Ray Reyes

        I agree TrojanFan. How you doing there Charlie? Sorry I was away. I actually work for a living and was flying on my routes in Mexico and beyond.

        • es bien, diablo de pinche coyote. pero tu vas a pagar for tus mentiras…

          • TrojanFan

            Your nose is growing!!! practice what you preach, idiot

  • betomas

    So far, it looks like Lane is breathing easier without Pappy around anymore.
    Monte: the kids also don’t have to worry about having a senile old man looking stupefied on the sidelines after getting shredded by spread option offenses.

    Monte never gave two ishs about the players’ academics.

    • TrojanFan

      Definitely nonsensical, practice what you preach, idiot!

  • RememberTheFreedomBowl

    Academics & Tutors? Sounds like he would be perfectly happy back in the SEC at Tennessee.

    • B.Miller