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.

On The Road Tonight

USC coaches are out recruiting during the bye week. Among the big games tonight are Long Beach Poly at Corona Centennial. Poly features standout cornerback Iman Marshall and athlete Jack Jones while Centennial is led by wide receiver Javon McKinley.

Another marquee game is Santa Margarita at Bishop Gorman. Santa Margarita junior quarterback K.J. Costello already received a scholarship offer from USC while Bishop Gorman wide receiver Cordell Broadus remains a target. Also of state, the staff was going to attend a game in Texas between Allen and Plano. Allen features offensive tackle Greg Little.

The Edison-Servite game should also includw a USC coach on the sidelines to watch Friars wide receiver Equanimeous StBrown.

How Is The Honeymoon?

"0830_NWS_LDN-L-USC-FRESNO-MB"Since getting hired Steve Sarkisian did a nice job being inclusive to the fans and making them feel welcome again. And it seemed to bury any critics who wanted another candidate hired. But there’s also been a lot of criticism on social media since the Boston College game.

So what is the state of his honeymoon? Can everything be blamed on scholarship reductions and a transition season? Or are the fans already restless after just one loss? Mike Garrett used to say USC football coaches do not get honeymoons. That might be true in this case.