Wow. I am stunned. I don’t think anybody knew how bad this was. You know what. I believe Al Davis. People called me crazy for siding with Al Davis in this whole mess a few weeks ago. USC didn’t throw Kiffin a going away party, we did. Ours wasn’t such a nice party.
It says a lot that Cable was willing to take this job, even though he was brought in by Kiffin. No one can really defend Kiffin here, except Kiffin himself. We will see what kind of words he has tomorrow.
What I can say is that a few things are most likely true and not my opinion:
-Kiffin went after the job at Arkansas (Jerry Jones helped Al with this one)
-Kiffin was never sent a resignation letter (Confirmed by multiple sources)
-Kiffin lied about not talking to Davis (Why Kiffin would say that he hadn’t talked to Davis is a stupid mistake).
-Kiffin didn’t want JaMarcus Russell
-Kiffin tried to fire Ryan, and Davis didn’t let him.
Kiffin lacked a couple things: Tact and Diplomacy. It turns out these are important traits for a Head Coach to have. Who knew?