Irony Of The Week

KIFFIN.ALABAMAThis week Steve Sarkisian answered questions about whether he should continue calling plays at USC after just three games, Lane Kiffin received all kinds of compliments from the national media intent on creating a revisionist image of the Alabama offensive coordinator.

Kiffin was named Athlon’s national coordinator of the week Sunday.

How Long Till Lane Kiffin Gets New Head-Coaching Job?

Gary Danielson Loves Lane Kiffin

“I’ve always been a big Lane Kiffin fan. I thought he was a brilliant playcaller. I really did. I thought he was really undermanned at USC and he tried to protect his team by calling plays.

“He’s got a bit of a personality. So does Nick Saban.”

That was CBS analyst Gary Danielson during the Alabama-Florida game today.

Saturday Buzz: More On Front 7

Expanding on a post earlier this week, here’s today’s story on how the defensive front 7 played below expectations.

“Another possible problem, according to (Justin) Wilcox, was the defensive game being too complicated.

“Whether we have too much is a possibility,” he said.”

Story here

Sightings

Steve Sarkisian and Justin Wilcox were at the Long Beach Cabrillo-Orange Lutheran game and then headed to the Long Beach Poly-Corona Centennial game. Clay Helton watched Sam Darnold at the San Clemente-Atascadero game.