Found August 13, 2012 on The Victory Formation:
PLAYERS: Lane Kiffin
TEAMS: USC Trojans

Now that the USC Trojans are once again relevant, free of a postseason bowl ban, what they do and say matters. Just one week ago, head coach Lane Kiffin informed anyone that would listen that he would not vote his own team #1 in the USA Today coaches poll. He made his remark in response [...]


Lane Kiffin Withdraws From USA Today Coaches Poll After Lying About Voting for USC

Lane Kiffin and his USC Trojans are expected to compete for a BCS title this year, and the voting in the polls will have an impact on their chances of that. However, Kiffin will no longer be a part of that voting process. The USC coach is stepping down from his post on the voting panel after the USA Today revealed that he had lied about his choice of which team he had voted for....

Kiffin to Coaches Poll: Take this vote and shove it

In the wake of a foot-in-mouth moment last week when USA TODAY revealed that Lane Kiffin had fibbed about not voting his Trojans No. 1 in the preseason Coaches Poll, USC’s head coach has told McPaper to get bent. Kiffin is giving up his SID’s poll vote and, more importantly, the opportunity to manipulate the voting process at the end of the season should his team need...

Lane Kiffin is done voting (and lying about it) in the coaches’ poll

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...

Kiffin Removes His Vote from the Coaches Poll

Kiffin Removes His Vote from the Coaches PollOn Monday, Lane Kiffin announced that he will no longer vote in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. This news come a few days after the people who run the poll disclosed that Kiffin had lied to the public with respect to his vote.  Kiffin had told media outlets that he didn’t vote to make the Trojans number one in the poll.  In an unprecedented...

Lane Kiffin will not vote in Coaches Poll

After USC Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin said he wouldn’t vote USC number 1, he did and people got all worked up over it. Now he is saying he will not submit any more votes for the Coaches Poll. “It is an opportunity and responsibility that I do not take lightly, however, I find it necessary to relinquish my voting status.” When asked about his poll last Friday, Kiffin shrugged...

Kiffin Versus The Coaches’ Poll: Why It’s Happening At All

I have a few theories as to why Lane Kiffin would get himself into this easily avoidable kerfuffle about the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. Kiffin somehow managed to say he wouldn’t vote for his own team to be number one in the initial poll, voted for them anyway, got called out by the poll for lying, and then said that when he said “I wouldn’t put us No. 1,” he meant it as...

Kiffin abstains from voting in Coaches' Poll

LOS ANGELES -- The eventful, and at times, humorous banter between USC head coach Lane Kiffin and the USA TODAY over the last few days has come to an end. Kiffin has decided to give up his vote in the USA TODAY Sports Coaches' Poll. After filling out one ballot in the poll, Kiffin wrote a letter to the USA TODAY and American Football Coaches Association executive director...

Injury bug strikes USC defense

LOS ANGELES -- It was certainly something to see. Linebacker Hayes Pullard walked onto Howard Jones Field towards the end of USC practice. He looked like the rest of his teammates in shoulder pads and shorts. However, he did away with the cleats for running shoes instead and wore a wrap on his left ankle. Shortly after Pullard walked in, linebacker Dion Bailey strolled into practice...

Fall Camp Day Six: Notes & Quick Hits

The Trojans held their first two-a-days of fall camp on Saturday, day six of fall camp. USC head coach Lane Kiffin called it the "tale of two stories" with defense doing well in the morning followed by the offense in the afternoon.

Pullard Leading and Learning

USC redshirt sophomore linebacker Hayes Pullard has taken on a leadership role at fall camp amongst the young group of linebackers. He's also dedicated to learning how to play middle linebacker, in case depth issues force him to move from the outside in.

Shaw versatile as Trojans start double days

LOS ANGELES ---Josh Shaw is beginning to show his versatility in the defensive backfield for USC. For the second consecutive day, the transfer from Florida lined up at cornerback after spending the beginning of camp at safety. The opportunity arose with cornerbacks Anthony Brown out and Torin Harris leaving Friday's scrimmage with an undisclosed injury. Neither practiced on...
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