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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:32:07 -0700
St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher squelched talk he might be in line to be the next coach at Southern California, where he played in college. After practice Wednesday, Sept. 11, Fisher called the speculation "absurd." He joked when first asked about USC whether that meant South Carolina. Fisher is in the second year of a five-year contract with the Rams, who won the season opener for the first time since 2006. However, USC coach Lane Kiffin may be in jeopardy soon, especially after his team's 10-7 loss to Washington State.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 03:39:46 -0800
Southern California head coach Lane Kiffin said QB Matt Barkley will be a successful NFL quarterback, even though his stock in the NFL Draft has dropped. Kiffin blames the team's porous defense for hurting Barkley's stock. "I think he's going to be a great starting quarterback in the NFL, and the film shows it," Kiffin said. "The plays he makes, all the throws he's made here, the leadership qualities ... I've said this before: If Matt Barkley had the defense that Matt Leinart and Carson Palmer had, Matt Barkley would have won the Heisman Trophy just like they did. He would have had the winning records they had."
Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:35:18 -0800
ESPNews reports University of Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffin will be named head coach for the University of Southern California, according to sources.
Tue, 20 Oct 2009 16:55:28 -0700
Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports the NFL confirmed that the grievance former Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin filed against the team is in the hands of arbitrator Harold Henderson. Henderson will need to decide if Raiders owners Al Davis owes Kiffin his remaining salary. Davis maintains Kiffin was fired for "cause" and he shouldn't have to honor the remaining portion of his contract. A decision is not expected on the grievance for another six weeks or so, according to one league source familiar with the case.
Tue, 04 Aug 2009 08:39:00 -0700
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams WR Ronald Curry was critical of one of his former teams, the Oakland Raiders, particularly how he was treated by former head coach Lane Kiffin. "I come back to camp (in 2008) and I'm fourth on the depth chart after leading the team in receptions the last couple years," Curry said. "So that kind of blew me (away). Just being kind of jerked in and out, in and out. It kind of bothered me mentally. I felt like I had put myself in a position to where I shouldn't have been treated like that. I usually pride myself on overcoming those situations, but for some reason I just couldn't get myself together. And here I am."
Sun, 09 Nov 2008 16:35:21 -0800
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports Washington Redskins vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato called former Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin to see if it would be a good idea to sign CB DeAngelo Hall. Kiffin told Cerrato that he thought it would be an ideal time to sign Hall.
Fri, 03 Oct 2008 07:55:08 -0700
The Associated Press reports new Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable will look to have a more balanced offense, according to QB JaMarcus Russell. The team had relied heavily on the running game under former head coach Lane Kiffin.
Fri, 03 Oct 2008 07:48:14 -0700
The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell felt he had a good relationship with former head coach Lane Kiffin. Russell said the two often joked together, worked together closely during the offseason and into training camp, and would routinely exchange text messages after games. However, managing general partner Al Davis accused Kiffin of not wanting to draft Russell, a charge Russell found surprising. "It just kind of came out of nowhere," Russell said. "I really don't think myself or coach Kiffin or anybody else were looking for that to come out that way."
Thu, 02 Oct 2008 09:09:53 -0700
Adam Schefter, of NFL.com, reports former Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin would like to resume his coaching career in college. "I think the college route definitely could be a route we may end up going here," Kiffin said in an interview on Sirius Satellite Radio Wednesday, Oct. 1. "We'll see what comes available."
Tue, 30 Sep 2008 14:54:17 -0700
Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis said during his press conference Tuesday, Sept. 30, that former head coach Lane Kiffin could have left after the 2007 season. Kiffin's lawyers had drawn up papers with Davis' lawyers, which would have allowed Kiffin to resign if he wouldn't take any further payments.
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