LOS ANGELES Inevitably, if you are fortunate enough to have a father you revere live long enough, there comes a time where you have to begin searching for reminders of the man you once knew.
They gradually become obscured by uncertainty, frailty and other diminishing curses of age, which no amount of determination can seem to beat back.
Now, imagine that you are not only this mans son, but his boss, too.
That is the circumstance USC coach Lane Kiffin is in right now, where the wrath for the preseason No. 1 Trojans collapse has found an inviting, and perhaps accurate, target: his 72-year-old defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.
After Oregon ran roughshod over the Trojans on national television Saturday for 62 points and 730 yards, school records for futility that came on the heels of a late defensive collapse in a defeat at Arizona, the younger Kiffin is being besieged by calls to fire his father.
Its one thing for people to suggest you take away the keys to your dads car. Its ...