AquaMan2342 wrote:This all I need to read to know that Kiffin is justified in his decision. College football is big business and he has every right to take that job. You can hate on the guy all you want, but anybody who stands on their ivory tower claiming they would turn down their dream job (I fully believe he never thought this job would open up for years) to do "the right thing" is full of it. I feel for the one class of his recruits to an extent. Overall though it's amazing to see someone get bashed for making a decision that pretty much anyone else would make if they were in his shoes.
You have a good point, but there's this to consider as well: How much do you trust this guy to be honest? After all the mess he created at Tennessee we have to take his "I'm completely innocent of the disaster at Oakland" stance with a grain of salt. That grain of salt then has to make you wonder - how large is Kiffin's role in the disasters with which he's been affiliated?
I'm inclined first to give him the benefit of the doubt. He's Monte Kiffin's kid, and if you know your Husker history, Monte is well-liked around here. So don't think I'm just casually throwing Lane under the bus here.
The fact is that he's been associated with two straight disasters. It's very hard to consider the past year at TEN anything but a disaster of Lane's making. Now he's at USC... we'll see how that goes. If that turns into a disaster, there's not much defense you can make for the guy.