Lane Kiffin Follow-Up

If you watched GameDay this morning, there were two things that stood out: Lane Kiffin was not going to offer any detailed answers to anything, such as what Pat Haden told him when he was fired or why he felt he deserved more time on the job.

And host Chris Fowler did not follow-up questions to press for answers. I was a little disappointed Kirk Herbstreit wasn’t with Kiffin and Fowler because he might have asked a tough question.

 

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  • Trojan Hoarse

    This wasn’t a deposition, you moron…

  • Evil Robot

    Shocking. Professional coaches & AD’s didn’t air dirty laundry during a nationally televised interview. I can’t believe that veteran hosts wouldn’t press for dirt when people obviously chose the high road.

  • Evil Robot

    By the way, how jealous were you seeing reporters that Kiffin would actually talk to?

    • 1ThaiMexCleansMyToilets1

      Ha! Good one.

    • marvgoux1

      You consider Chris Fowler a reporter? That’s a good one.

  • Helen

    Are the details of “how” and “why” really that important at this point in time Scottie? Move on dude and hit the treadmill.

  • Marv Elapes

    “Lane Kiffin, Lane Kiff, Lane, Kiffin,…..write blog…..Lane Kiffin, Kiffin Lane….eat food….Lane Kiffin, LaKiff….shower time….LANE KIFFIN, LANE KIFFIN…….”

    - Scott Wolf’s daily thought process

    • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

      You made a false assumption that Wolf takes showers.

  • Dr. Paul

    When asked about what he had learned from being fired, Lane missed an opportunity to sum up his coaching career:

    “I Will never call another “bubble” pass!”

  • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

    Jesus, Wolf… GET OVER IT. He isn’t the coach anymore

    • marvgoux1

      Leave religion out of it.

  • Ben Factor

    I have a slightly different reaction than many of you. The Pac-12 blogger, Miller, and some ESPN woman both wrote blogs regarding Kiffin’s appearance Both blogs found him gracious, if rehearsed.

    Scott is closer to the truth, and not because Kiffin wouldn’t give a blow by blow of the firing. I was struck that Kiffin spoke of himself in the second person: when this happens, “you” do this, “you” do that. He doesn’t seem to very close to the whole experience or to his part in it, which is where the learning is. His thoughts had the same the same vague, plastic, cliched quality that he always displayed in discussing losses, and everything else. He lacks much depth of character or understanding.

    Personally, I won’t be following his career going forward, so I don’t care. I agree with all of you that Scott should write about the now.

    However, I can’t disagree with Scott that Kiffin he is pretty far from learning anything of consequence from his USC experience.

  • gillyking

    Seriously lightweight interview. I’d have loved to have seen it done by Olberman or Herbstreit.
    The ouster of CLK was a massive uptick for the Trojan football program. Sadly ESPN blew a solid chance to really report on this huge story. I almost think that the interview was rehearsed or pre-arranged in order to get Lane on their air.
    His dad will really have to go to the vast ends of his associations in order to get his son another coaching job of any significance.

  • marvgoux1

    Fowler went to Colorado but loves SC so there’s no way he would actually push Kiffin to answer questions. It was more Kiffin’s audition to work as an analyst.

  • B.Miller

    Another Kiffin Post…