Originally written on No Guts, No Glory  |  Last updated 11/18/14
If you’re unaware on what has causde Lane Kiffin to take his ball and go home in regards to the coaches’ poll, we’ll get you up to speed. Earlier this month when USA Today released their preseason poll, Kiffin cautioned coaches around the nation not to be influenced by the hype surrounding USC coming into the season. In fact, he himself said that “he would not vote USC No. 1” in the preseason poll. Well, it turns out that Kiffin would indeed vote USC No. 1 in the preseason poll because that’s exactly what he did. And now that we all know what we know, Kiffin has decided that he doesn’t want to participate in the coaches’ poll any longer. In a letter to USA TODAY Sports and to Grant Teaff, executive director of the American Football Coaches Association, Kiffin did not elaborate on his reasons for stepping down in his first year on the panel. “It is an opportunity and responsibility that I do not take lightly,” he said of the chance to vote in the poll. “However, I find it necessary...
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