The newspaper said Haden made $2.2 million in 2011 based on federal tax returns. That means he made more in 2012. Vanderbilt’s s David Williams made more than $3.2 million in 2011 but he held multiple titles at the university.
USC’s tax returns also showed Lane Kiffin made $2.6 million in 2011 and former defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin made $1.8 million. So Monte Kiffin probably made more than $2 million last season when he presided over the worst defensive performance in the 124-year history of USC football when Oregon amassed 730 yards and 62 points at the Coliseum. Full story here.
The bar is pretty low for Dewayne Dedmon because NBA teams do not have high expectations but he performed solidly in Chicago at the NBA combine this morning. Whether this means he will get drafted or be able to sneak into the first round somehow, it’s too early to tell.
Former USC offensive line coach Tim Davis called Alabama coach Nick Saban “the devil” in remarks that went public yesterday and that drew quite a reaction from ESPN analyst Mark May.
“I don’t know Tim Davis, but my opinion, he’s a classless backstabbing coward,” May said.
May seems to forget that backstabbing is an art form in the coaching profession. But I thought Davis was being humorous more than anything else. And if he doesn’t know Davis, he should not say he is classless. Or a coward.
The SEC was chattering today about these comments from Florida offensive line coach Tim Davis.
“I’ve always wanted to work with (Florida coach) Will (Muschamp),” Davis said. “Will’s got a plan. Will coached under the devil himself for seven years. I only did three. He did seven. And his DNA is not any different than Nick.”
Davis was USC’s offensive line coach from 2002-04 and players that knew him said when he left Heritage Hall he had some colorful comments regarding Lane Kiffin.
The California state senate voted unanimously to prohibit the California Science Center from delegating to USC the power to center’s parking lots at the Coliseum. This will further delay USC’s attempt to run the Coliseum and make improvements.
The senate bill prohibits the Science Center from doing anything with its parking lots without legislative approval.
The conference might reach an agreement to play a Big 12 team in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl? The what? That’s the bowl game in Tempe, Ariz., not to be confused with the Fiesta Bowl, though it is run by the same people, which is a whole other matter.