Only days before 2013 National Signing Day (which resulted in several de-commitments because who would want to play for Lane Kiffin anyways?), Lane Kiffin fired offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu.
The move raised eyebrows, of course. Pola had been one of the men responsible for the top 10 recruiting class prior to Kiffin’s butchering of it and failure to close, resulting in several young men flipping to other schools at the last minute.
So, why did Kiffin let him go? On Wednesday, anonymous sources within the USC system told reporters that Pola was fired simply because Kiffin felt “threatened” by his coordinator.
[No, seriously, it's true; check out all the details here]
If that shows anything, it is the fact that Kiffin cares far more about his own personal well-being and stroking his own ego than he does about keeping quality assistants on board.
In and of itself, such an action may be slimy, but it is not fireable. However, combine this recent ‘Kiffin-ing’ with the ball deflating incident, the fact that he told his players to change jersey numbers at halftimes of games and that his squad just plain stunk in 2012, and you’ve got yourself what we here at Gamedayr like to call a ‘Pink Slip Cocktail’.
It does not go down smooth.
However, should the Trojans athletic department realize that sending the Kiffin Clown Show to another city is necessary, we’ve taken the liberty of putting together a list of candidates who might work out well as replacements in Hollywood.
[Ferrell even went so far as to kick Shaq out of the game -- classic.]
Would anyone know the difference if one of these individuals were to take over the team? Probably not.
1. Will Ferrell — The man is simply a jack of all trades. The comedian recently worked as a real-life security at a Los Angeles Lakers game, and he is in the area. Further, he has already been an anchorman, an ABA basketball player, a figure skater, a NASCAR driver, a cop, and even an elf.
2. A cat might do. Any cat, really. – No, not a person, but were not so sure Kiffin is either.