The Laner gets somebody else to write a piece (h/t The Wiz of Odds) about how special he is (if he ever leaves coaching, he’ll be a natural in PR), this time some rag called Men’s Journal. The article is called “Crunch Time for Boy Wonder”.
Two quotes lie therein worthy of retort.
“I could sit here and say, ‘Why did Oakland happen? Why did leaving Tennessee cause the trouble it did?’ Those things happened to prep me for this, to be a stable manager in a crisis. My model was Obama and his coolness under fire, the confidence he projects during disaster.”
Nice touch with the Obama reference and all – you can hear Junior trotting that out on the recruiting trail, can’t you? – but wouldn’t it be better finding a model who avoided causing crises in the first place?
On how the NCAA-imposed sanctions will affect his players and staff:
“The players here now, they’ll barely feel it – they’ll play one game less a year and move on. It’s my staff that’ll take the hit in three years, when we’re down 30 guys and playing freshmen. That’s what burns me – those men and their families. How are they to blame for what happened?”
You know, I bet Derek Dooley knows just how Kiffin feels about that.