USC Morning Buzz: Another Legacy In The Works

Knox Kiffin, the son of Lane Kiffin, posted some video of himself at quarterback.

His sister goes to Mater Dei. So will Knox become a Monarch where he can join Cole Leinart?

Here’s the question, as usual: Will he be held back like most prep quarterbacks?

Knox won’t have to worry about exceeding his father, who was a career backup at Fresno State and quit playing his senior year to be a student assistant.

33 thoughts on “USC Morning Buzz: Another Legacy In The Works

  1. hi john,its so troo,shudda not evin tride ore becom a journalissed insted of not bein the bessed playur and goin pro,onley stoopid poeple try cuz if thay fale than thay waystid awl thare time,so it betur to awl waze do onley the eezy things in lyf so u aint evr gunna be diss a poyntid,

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  2. Another classic sarcasm drenched blurb.
    Scott Wolf: “A perfect organism …unclouded by sentiment…. who can’t be stopped. [His enemies] have my sympathies.”
    —The description given in “Alien”

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  3. The program of holding QBs back goes as far as I can remember.
    In 1971 the eventual 1975 #1 NFL pick was Steve Bartkowski. Little did we know that when we enrolled at Cal, he was 19yrs old as a freshman. We were 1 or 2 years younger. Those years made a difference. Just like the Cougars and Utes that go on a mission. And come back as freshman with the body structure of a jr.

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    1. Yes. We should stop what we’re doing for a minute and remember these souls —many of whom were children.
      [It’s also important to watch the videos of the destruction —newer buildings which were built to code withstood a nearly 8.0 quake. Los Angeles needs to put property tax money to work on ensuring code compliance Downtown and all along Miracle Mile — it’s a higher priority than subsidizing the cost of hotel rooms for immigrants —it could save tens of thousands of lives].

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      1. You are exactly right regarding the building codes. As I watched videos of buildings crumbling down like crushed crackers my immediate thought was a lack of engineering to suppress the effects of an 8.0 earthquake, as you mentioned.

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      2. Yep. On either side of the rubble you see modern high rise buildings that not only survived the quake but the tremendously jarring effects of buildings collapsing to the ground right next to them. Most lives in big cities —citizen & noncitizen—could be saved in the event of a massive quake by spending more on retrofitting and less on becoming “sanctuaries”…]

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  4. The ground in Turkey is more solid than the “softer” granite that Los Angeles sits on. The state is responsible for building codes that counties and cities can set (Triumph of politics/developers vs cost of saving lives) and voters approved the homeless initiatives to protect private property values from rising vandalism, loitering plus crime from unchecked homelessness. Retrofitting is being done in Southern California but at a slower rate. That’s on Newsome, who is trying to run for president instead of protecting people from falling down buildings.

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    1. I have family in L.A. I have friends in L. A. Many of them live along the Wilshire corridor. I worry about them 24/7. The only reason they’re safe is because the predicted quake hasn’t happened —they aren’t being kept safe by the government they’ve paid into. To those who say they care about the homeless: NONE of the tax money generated by property taxes went into low income housing…..and very little of it is going toward retrofitting. L. A. County is failing on both fronts. If you doubt me —try looking out the window. You won’t see road repair, you won’t see park maintenance and you sure as hell won’t see retrofitting on a sufficient scale.

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      1. So, yes, let’s put the local government in charge of seismic safety. Engineering decisions made by political patronage! We’ll bankrupt all the building owners who aren’t related to city councilcreatures, then we can all play together throwing rocks at each other among the rubble, those few of us who survive, and made the right contributions.


      2. The homes and buildings that will fail in any earthquake will be the ones owned by people too poor or too lazy to reinforce their structures, change the supports within their buildings or just gambling on the big one not happening in their lifetime. Since you’re in another state and you’re friends must be shut ins, parks are getting work done because the state and local governments are having out contracts to companies like inflation relief checks. Paying out anyone to build housing that’s affordable in southern California was managed by the state but compliance was delegated to the cities. Jerry brown abolished CRA funding and poof! No more affordable housing in California.

        Capitalism without moral hazard creates social instability. It’s the 1930’s all over again.

        Lane Kiffen still can’t coach.


    2. This World, some of it is also on homeowners. Houses on raised foundations in Northridge in 1994 (6.7) and Napa in 2014 (6.0) slipped off their foundations.

      I had our frame bolted to the block foundation. The last estimate I read was that 2-4% of raised foundation homes have had this done.

      Just 4 years ago people in Trona were complaining that their water was off for over a week following a series of quakes in the Ridgecrest area. Those of us who grew up in CA have been told all our lives to be prepared to recover (no 911, no utilities, etc.) for at least 2-3 weeks. But most people choose to ignore the warnings.

      The wife & I are big Lucy Jones fans. So we’re as ready as people can be. But you know that ol’ Mike Tyson saying about “everyone having a plan”. Then the real thing hits and even the best planning in the world will leave you wanting for something.

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      1. I very much respect This World’s opinion when it comes to football
        —-but when it comes to government maybe he needs to come back when he knows what he’s talking about. “No more affordable housing” since CRA went away? Yikes. How much affordable housing did we get from CRA in the first place? They’d take the city for millions ….and finance high rises with one or 2 units devoted to low income renters. It was a scam….. that made billions for developers over the years 1968 -1993. Why take out individual loans when the city will loan it to you instead….and you won’t have to pay it back….and you won’t have to even build low income housing…?


      2. I love this conversation! Your correct about the CRA scheme. But they never replaced that plan! Just like the agencies all point the finger at each other when it comes to building more affordable housing rather than use people like Rick Caruso to help create partnerships where renters can lease to own their dwelling and the city/county can provide land without a supplemental tax for families who make under $150,000 a year but still pay a property tax! Win, win. Then the developers can sell the property, the city/ county can establish rules like an HOA to keep things in order and stability with sustainability can return to our society.


      3. All I know is you’ve got look out for #1 during a societal breakdown or natural disaster. Don’t count on the government to do it.

        I’m not sure the line in “Live Free or Die Hard” was accurate, but it wouldn’t shock me: “It took FEMA 5 days to get water to the Superdome!” (following Hurricane Katrina)

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      4. So Cal:
        Yes, Government can’t be relied on…


      5. If you want to see what they’ve done with a good chunk of those tax dollars, it’s covered in season 1, episode 1 below. Yes, the show leans left. But, of course, it’s always best to inform yourself and parse out the bs on BOTH sides.

        This part was GREAT: “When Aaron Sorkin incorporates [get-out-of-nuclear-war-free cards] into a “West Wing” episode where the deputy chief of staff, Josh Lyman, gets one of these cards from the National Security Council, Dee Dee Myers, who was the White House press secretary at the time – pulls Aaron Sorkin aside on the set and says, you know, Aaron, I think that this is crazy that you’re doing this because these cards don’t actually exist. And Aaron Sorkin realizes in that moment that Dee Dee Myers, who worked alongside George Stephanopoulos in the White House, never realized that she was not going to be saved in an evacuation but that George Stephanopoulos was.”


  5. Damn MG, I guess America should change the meaning of that statue in New York’s Harbor to indicate it’s best to retrofit America’s rickety building infrastructure ASAP.

    Cue: Heart Full of Stone


  6. So is the son of a failed coach a legacy or a liability? I always thought a legacy was a son or daughter of a former athlete scholar. If USC were to offer Kiffin a scholarship would his dad come to the games? Not!


  7. Legacy college admissions – one of the greatest things we ever came up with!
    No reason for anyone else to complain about them.


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