Found December 26, 2012 on
There’s one thing that’s very clear in Lane Kiffin‘s career, the USC head coach has no interest in making friends.
Kiffin and his USC Trojans stood up Paul Johnson and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at a Sun Bowl dinner, according to Duke Keith of the El Paso Times. According to Keith’s tweets, the dinner was at the Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino in Sunland Park, N.M.
Sunland Park is almost seven miles from El Paso, Texas, where Kiffin was spotted wearing a sombrero — that picture was tweeted at 2:34 p.m. Georgia Tech left after one hour without the Trojans showing up, Keith tweeted at 9:36 p.m.
USC players Jabari Ruffin and Scott Starr both tweeted they could see Mexico as they were driving around 10:40 p.m. After having National Championship hopes, it’s not surprising that USC wouldn’t take the Sun Bowl very seriously, if this was indeed intentional.
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The USC Trojans football team apparently was over an hour late for something called the “Sheriff’s Posse” dinner, an event in advance of the Sun Bowl.
EL PASO USC Coach Lane Kiffin, who delivered several apologies for missteps during the regular season, offered another Thursday for etiquette slips by the Trojans in the run-up to Monday's Sun Bowl against Georgia Tech.
On Wednesday night, the Trojans arrived late for a kick-off dinner that was to involve both teams and bowl officials. Georgia Tech Coach Paul Johnson and his...
SUN BOWL SPIRIT
USC head football coach wearing a sombrero? Of course it's going to be covered here. This is a part of the Sun Bowl's annual festivities to a) Promote Mexican and Hispanic culture, and b) To embarrass the crap out of college football head coaches. In their respective team colors, no less. (via The Big Lead)
Suffice it to say, the USC Trojans had a disappointing season.
Going into the season with national championship aspirations, the team jumped out to a 6-1 start, and looked poised to at least capture a Rose Bowl bid. However, the team limped into the finish, ending out the season 7-5 (5-4 in the Pac-12) — possibly hurt the draft stock of quarterback Matt Barkley – and will find...
USC Coach Lane Kiffin spoke with the media following Friday evening's practice in El Paso as the Trojans continue to prepare for Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl.
Apparently Lane Kiffin and the Trojans decided to skip out on the Sun Bowl dinner, named the Sheriff’s Posse Dinner, with Georgia Tech that is set up to bring the two teams together before they meet on the field. Sun Bowl organizers can’t be too happy with this, but should we expect anything more from Kiffin? If the Yellow Jackets win … karma. Bad form #USC. Hour late for Sheriff’s...
USC head coach Lane Kiffin appears to be getting in the mood for the Sun Bowl. On Wednesday, his Trojans arrived in El Paso, Tex. for their game against Georgia Tech on New Year's Eve, and take a look at what the colorful coach was wearing. Very festive. Via Deadspin.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin speaks with the media following Thursday's practice in El Paso. Kiffin announced quarterback Matt Barkley will not be available to play in the Sun Bowl.
Lane Kiffin and the USC Trojans showed up an hour and 30 minutes late to the Sun Bowl dinner because well… he is Lane Kiffin. Also, a USC Trojan lineman took to Twitter last night to call El Paso ************ on Twitter. He quickly deleted the tweet but EDSBS was quick enough to retweet it so we could show it.
You mean “Blight On.” RT @lwtrojan94: Out here in El Paso. ***...
USC Coach Lane Kiffin addresses the media at Friday's Sun Bowl press conference.
Matt Barkley’s college career is officially over as USC head coach Lane Kiffin announced that Barkley won’t be playing in the Sun Bowl against Georgia Tech. Barkley talked to the media and let it be known that this is not how he wanted to end his career as a Trojan. “It’s not what I thought would happen, it’s not what I think is the most ideal situation, but at the same...
I KNOW IT'S OVER
Lane Kiffin has announced that quarterback Matt Barkley's storied career with the Trojans is over as he will not be playing in the Sun Bowl due to an injured shoulder.
Comically hideous USC head coach Lane Kiffin announced Thursday that senior quarterback Matt Barkley will be unable to compete in the Sun Bowl against Georgia Tech due to a sprained AC joint the Trojan suffered against UCLA in November. The … Continue reading →
USC senior quarterback Matt Barkley suffered a shoulder sprain in the fourth quarter of the Trojans loss to UCLA. After sitting out the Notre Dame game, Coach Lane Kiffin originally believed Barkley would be ready to go for USC's bowl game. Kiffin announced Thursday Barkley will not be cleared by doctors to play in the Sun Bowl. Barkley shares his reaction....