It never rains in California.

Dawg fans are familiar with this canary in the coal mine:

USC’s free fall has been staggering: eight losses in its last 18 games, including blowout defeats against Oregon and Stanford a year ago and Oregon and Oregon State this year. …

Before last season, the Trojans had lost only nine times in seven years, none by more than seven points. …

Elite programs don’t get smoked on a regular basis.  Lane Kiffin should know that as well as anybody.

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12 responses to “It never rains in California.

  1. siskey

    Someone will save him from the situation there. Its not his fault that he can’t win at USC. No one has ever had success there.

  2. Jas

    I like the Albert Hammond reference

  3. DawgBiscuit

    Still can’t believe the Dawgs got blown out by Lane F’ing Kiffen. Absolutely humiliating.

  4. Macallanlover

    Kiffin may well prove to be the equalizer in the PAC10+, even more so than the sanctions against USC. With the built-in recruiting/talent edge USC has, offset by Junior’s incompetence, the other programs should be able to close the gap and provide decent balance.

    • Scorpio Jones, III

      See 69′s comment above.

      • Macallanlover

        That game did nothing to convince me about his prowess as a HC, or offensive strategist. I think a person like Kiffin is a poison to an organization and will eventually bring it down. I have seen that in business and in athletics. We had one in my company, very talented, but we called him an “organizational disaster” as he undermined the efforts by management at team building. T.O., Kelly Washington, and Ryan Leaf might be good examples of that in athletics….there are many others.

        • Scorpio Jones, III

          I am certainly not going to defend Lane Kiffin, but the team he coached destroyed us, and in the process added greatly to this group’s lexicon.

          So you are saying, in your company analogy, that Kiffin is very talented but death to any organization he works for?

          What is the basis of your assessment of Kiffin’s talent?

          Just asking.

          • Macallanlover

            The examples I gave of organizational poisons happened to be talented, I don’t really know any specific strength he has. You can be a lousy performer and an organizational disaster. Based on what I know of him, I would probably put him in that category.
            Everything that happens on a football field isn’t a result of a coach’s ability, good or bad. While in a minority, I assign more of the blame/credit for what happens on the field to players, not coaches. Many of UGA’s worst coaches have won some games against superior coaches, TN beating us last year isn’t proof that Junior is as good a coach as CMR. In fact, I find that argument pretty silly.

  5. Hogbody Spradlin

    Well it couldn’t happen to nicer guy than Kiffin.