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Ridiculous Coaching Suggestion #1:

Posted by JoePa on September 15, 2008

Lane Kiffin.  This suggestion was brought up by my brother yesterday morning after we saw of reports that Al Davis wants Lane Kiffin out, and it could happen as soon as this morning.  So a few of us discussed that possibility, and it seems like it could be a pretty good hire, and here are a couple reasons why: (1) Lane Kiffin has plenty of experience in the Pac-10 and the west coast due to all his time at USC from 2001 to 2006.  (2) If he does get fired mid-season, it makes a mid-season coaching change for the Huskies more sensible.  They could try to get the deal done with Kiffin ASAP, and have him in place for the recruiting season.  Any jump on recruiting this year seems like it makes sense.

I guess the jury is still out on how good of a head coach he is, but I think it would be pretty easy to sum up his Raider tenure as a year with an awful team and a psychotic owner.  You can’t really use this experience as a basis to know how good of a head coach he is.  However, we do know that Pete Carroll sucked as an NFL head coach, and things have been working out pretty well for USC lately. 

Here’s an excerpt from his bio on the Raider website:

In 2005, he was promoted to offensive and recruiting coordinator while continuing as the wide receivers coach. In Kiffin’s three years as recruiting coordinator at USC, the Trojans had the No. 1-ranked recruiting class in college football every year. Under Kiffin’s leadership in 2006, the Trojans finished first in the Pac-10 in passing efficiency by averaging 142.8 yards per game, produced two, 1,000-yard receivers (Dwayne Jarrett — 1,105, Steve Smith — 1,083) and a 3,000-yard passer (John David Booty — 3,347).

If he can use his recruiting prowess to get some athletes of that caliber to Seattle, things could look pretty good for the Huskies in the future.

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2 Responses to “Ridiculous Coaching Suggestion #1:”

  1. Mike said

    I’m making Locker for heisman shirts with a sick design on the front that is in the process of being created.

    savejake.com on the back

  2. eric said

    Shirt design is in the works.

    I also can’t wait to see who is coaching when I’m out for the Irish game. My guess is offensive coordinator.

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