Category: Lane Kiffin

Lane Kiffin Challenges USC Players to Stop Talking and Produce After Troubling Season

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Matt Barkley returned to USC and all was supposed to be right with the Trojans this past season. They had national championship aspirations, but they were dashed midway through the season and the wheels fell off. USC finished 7-6 --"unacceptable to our standards" according to Lane Kiffin -- and the ...

Lane Kiffin Is Impressed With Jim Mora As The USC-UCLA Rivalry Is Renewed This Weekend

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Who would have thought heading into the USC/UCLA game that the Bruins would be the team at 8-2 overall, leading the Pac-12 South as the Trojans sit at 7-3 overall looking to overtake their rival? Lane Kiffin's team has had some tough losses to Stanford, Arizona and Oregon, but at ...

Lane Kiffin: “Nobody is going to roll over because of where you’re ranked”

Friday, August 24th, 2012

When Lane Kiffin returned to USC as its head coach following a short stint in the NFL as well as one at the University of Tennessee, he was hit with NCAA sanctions. It all stemmed from a four-year investigation into whether former Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush and his family ...

Lane Kiffin on Recruiting Silas Redd from Penn State: “It was Pretty Easy”

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Silas Redd has left Penn State in light of the NCAA's heavy sanctions stemming from one of the biggest scandals in the history of sports, and now a whole new set of floodgates might be on the verge of opening. But don't look for Lane Kiffin and the USC Trojans ...

Matt Barkley on Decision to Return For Senior Season at USC: “I have not looked back once and I don’t plan on doing so.”

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

We're just over a month away from the start of the 2012 college football season, which, among other things, means we'll soon know whether Matt Barkley made a smart choice to return to USC for his senior season. With the Trojans coming off probation and the possibility of winning a ...

Lane Kiffin Says it has Been Harder to Take Risks in Recruiting Because of the Sanctions at USC

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Wednesday was a huge day in the college football world, a day when college football programs  lay the foundation for the next few years. National Signing Day has brought star players to programs and it has also created some disappointments as well. It’s tough to know how players are ...

Lane Kiffin: Matt Barkley Should Be Rewarded For Succeeding During USC’s Probation

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

It's hardly out of the ordinary for a college football coach to stump for his standout player who is in the Heisman race. USC's Lane Kiffin is doing a pretty good job of it. Kiffin makes the argument that Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley is being penalized because his team is ...

Lane Kiffin: End-of-Game Officiating Was Wrong, But We Had Other Opportunities

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

USC coach Lane Kiffin didn't mince many words when discussing some of the officiating in Saturday's epic three-overtime battle with Stanford after the game. A few days later, he still isn't happy about it, particularly a penalty called on the Trojans late in regulation and then the final play of ...

Lane Kiffin on Loss to Arizona State: “We’ve gone on the road. Now it’s time for no more freshmen mistakes.”

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

The USC Trojans were on cruise control to start the 2011 season. They opened with three consecutive wins over Minnesota, Utah and Syracuse. Last Saturday, USC went on the road for the first time this season to take on the Sun Devils of Arizona State down in Tempe. Lane Kiffin's ...

USC Athletic Director Pat Haded: ADs Need to Better Educate University Presidents

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

USC athletic director Pat Haden already came out and said he believes the NCAA system is broken. Now he's shedding some more light on what he thinks can be done to fix it. At the top, Haden says he and other athletic directors need to do a better job of educating ...