The 2012 Sun Bowl was an embarrassing way to end an embarrassing season for the proud USC Trojans football program. The team looked like it never wanted to be there in the first place, and the coaches weren’t much better in suffering a 21-7 loss to a Georgia Tech team that entered the game with a 6-7 record.
To say that it was a game to forget might be an understatement, but we could never have known how literally Trojans coach Lane Kiffin was going to take that phrase.
Following a standard day at Spring practice, a reporter asked Kiffin about the windy day and how it affected the throws made by his quarterbacks. The reporter specifically asked Kiffin to take the Sun Bowl and Max Wittek’s poor passing performance into account in his answer.
“I don’t know what the last term you said was,” Kiffin joked. “You obviously haven’t bought into our hypnosis and things we did with our players. We snapped our fingers, and it never happened.”
It is an interesting method to take regarding the game, and we are not going to pass judgement. Of course, we will say one thing: What are the chances that Nick Saban would ever — ever — let his players forget the type of game and season USC went through last year? He would use it as motivation for the next decade, but we said we weren’t going to judge.
Just check out Kiffin for yourself.