Just a follow-up to this morning. When Lane Kiffin coached at USC, one of my main criticisms was that he was not a leader of men.
You could talk to the players and they would express their dissatisfaction or lack of respect.
Same with Clay Helton.
But that is not an issue now. USC has never needed a great coach. It just needs a competent coach.
And to be fair, I think Kiffin is now a much better leader than he was at USC. He got the Raiders, Tennessee and USC jobs too young. Now he’s older and wiser.