"I always thought Kiffin was a suitable interim answer to an impossible situation…. His job would be to hold the fort through the sanctions until a bigger name became interested."
This is pretty much what I’ve thought for awhile, which is why I wouldn’t have been surprised if Kiffin had hung on until the end of the year. Of course, I can’t say that I’m sad to see him go.
What. A. Mess.-
I usually don’t source B/R but the above quote seems accurate, particularly in context of all the contradictions coming from players and Kiffin. I have no idea what is and is not the truth from the situation, but the tweets embedded in this post add up to pretty much this: What. A. Mess.
Even if you believe Manziel is behaving badly, he’s still good for college football. You can’t take your eyes off him. You might be eager to watch him fail, but mostly you’re just eager to watch. And if you’re worried about what effect watching Manziel’s histrionics might have on your kids’ view of sportsmanship — because after all, WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN??? — here’s some free advice: Be an involved parent. You’ll have far more influence over your kids than Johnny Manziel ever could.
Manziel’s not one of the most intriguing players to come along in years just because he can carve up a defense with his arm and his legs. (Robert Griffin III could do both just as easily when he was at Baylor.) It’s because it feels as though he jumped off the pages of a Dan Jenkins novel, grabbed the last cold one out of your fridge (without asking) and started hitting on your date. He’s cocky and unpolished and emotional, but that swagger is also what makes him great fun.-
I love this. All of this. (Seriously, all of it.)
Another great ESPN piece from a former Baltimore Sun sportswriter. Love that, too.
If he was going down, he was going to go down with his nose buried in his oversized, laminated play card.-
Favorite quote from Arash Markazi’s take on the USC Trojans offensive struggles.