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Lane Kiffin’s play calling at the end of the USC vs Notre Dame game was absolutely atrocious. USC was down by one score with 5:58 left in the 4th quarter and a shot to beat the number 1 Irish. Kiffin started the drive with a great pass from first start freshman Max Wittek to Marqise Lee for 53 yards to the Notre Dame 2 yardline, that’s right, THE TWO. USC then committed a false start and was pushed back to the 7 still with 1st and goal. Kiffin then chose to throw two passes to the left side of the end zone to KeiVarae Russell, both times Notre Dame interfered, which now looks like genius, and the ball was moved to the 2 yard line and then the 1 yard line. Max Wittek With the ball on the 1 yard line and 1st down, Kiffin then chose to attempt two quarterback sneaks with Wittek, a rush up the middle with Curtis McNeal, and a roll out pass to the right to freshman fullback Soma Vainuku who dropped the ball on a tough pass to catch. “We had a shot,” Trojans Coach Lane Kiffin said late Saturday. “You’ve got to make those plays,” Kiffin said. ”You’d like to think (with) that many snaps, you could score a touchdown,” Kiffin said. Is Lane blaming Wittek for the loss? Watch for yourself as USC runs 3 straight up the middle and then drops a pass to lose the game against the Irish. [LA Times] Related Posts Pat Haden: Lane Kiffin is my head coach Lane Kiffin will not vote in Coaches Poll Lane Kiffin post practice presser is gold
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Though a handful of games remain, the regular season is essentially over. Two teams weathered their schedules and finished with perfect results– Notre Dame, which...
The Notre Dame football team has accomplished what no team since 1988 has.
In defeating the USC Trojans 22-13, the Fighting Irish have gone undefeated in the regular season and will play for the BCS National Championship January 7th in Miami.
It couldn’t have come against a better rival, or ended in any other way than it did. The Irish, leading 19-13 in the 4th quarter, kicked...
Lane Kiffin could not escape the noise.
After USCs 22-13 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday night, cheers and other boisterous shouts from the Fighting Irish locker room reverberated through the walls during Kiffin's postgame news conference.
Later, when Kiffin was readying to leave the stadium in his car, Notre Dames massive equipment truck sat nearby idling and rumbling in the...
USC receiver Marqise Lee was selected to the American Football Coaches Assn. All-America team and is one of five finalists for the Walter Camp player of the year award.
Lee, a sophomore, leads major college football with a Pac-12 Conference-record 112 receptions. He has scored 15 touchdowns and ranks third nationally in all-purpose yards, averaging 215.7 yards a game.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Stanford coach David Shaw has won the Pac-12 Conference's Coach of the Year award for the second straight season.
Southern California wide receiver Marqise Lee also was named the league's Offensive Player of the Year and Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton the Defensive Player of the Year on Monday. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota took home...
Notre Dame is back on top of the football world, and they can thanks some friendly calls from the officials in the Pitt and Stanford games for helping them get there. They can also thank USC boy wonder Lane Kiffin for his awful playcalling and clock management at the end of Saturday’s game for a major assist.
The Trojans were down 22-13 with 5:58 left in the game and got a great...
USC receiver Marqise Lee spoke with FOX Sports NEXT following the Trojans' 22-13 loss to Notre Dame. Lee finished Saturday's game with 5 catches for 75 yards.
I sent out a Tweet this week asking schools to send me their final case on behalf of their Heisman candidates to be featured here at HP. Here is what USC sent me regarding Marqise Lee:
If the late Al Davis was alive today, he’d feel vindicated and like he’s the world’s smartest person. The more it’s brought to our attention, the more fans learn the truth about Lane Kiffin, the second-year coach at USC, whose bizarre play calling and methods have smudged the Trojans’ national title aspirations.
With five losses this season, it’s hard to trust Kiffin...
Stanford coach David Shaw has won the Pac-12 Coach of the Year award for the second straight season.
Southern California wide receiver Marqise Lee was named the league's Offensive Player of the Year and Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton the Defensive Player of the Year on Monday. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota took home Offensive Freshman of the Year honors and Trojans...
Stanford coach David Shaw has won the Pac-12 Conference's Coach of the Year award for the second straight season.
Southern California wide receiver Marqise Lee also was named the league's Offensive Player of the Year and Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton the Defensive Player of the Year on Monday. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota took home Offensive Freshman of...
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When the Irish made their way into Los Angeles for their matchup with the Trojans on Saturday, you knew the Irish faithful would travel well to see their team have a shot at making it to Miami to play in the title game. What you maybe didn’t know, is they also stayed home in amazing fashion in front of their TV’s. The game which showed off the lack of coaching skills by Lane...
USC knew when Pete Carroll left for the Seattle Seahawks that the next few years wouldn’t be easy.
It didn’t, however, have to tie both hands behind its back.
Yet that is exactly what happened when the Trojans elected to hire Lane Kiffin, last seen looking hopelessly clueless on the USC sideline with less than 5 minutes to go on Saturday night.
There is no question Kiffin stepped...