Found November 08, 2012 on
Double Coverage Football:
USC was fined and reprimanded by the Pac 12 today after officials discovered three USC game balls without enough air in them on the Trojans sideline before the game, and found two more after halftime. If you're unfamiliar with this phenomenon, or physics, it's easier to catch, kick and throw a football if it's a little bit flat. Since teams control their own balls for their offensive possessions the NCAA sets a level that all balls must be filled to. Once is a coincidence...five times in a day is cheating. Period.
Lane Kiffin and his staff took their usual high road in this incident, blaming it all on "a student manager who had, without the knowledge of, or instruction from, any USC student-athlete, coach, staff member, or administrator, deflated those game balls." If you believe a student-manager, who is so low on the college football totem pole that he can't even see the people it's foundation is buried on, actually did this on his own then I'v...
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As they entered the practice facility to set up the field for Thursday morning's workout, USC Coach Lane Kiffin and football student managers declined to comment about the latest controversy surrounding the Trojans.
The Pac-12 Conference reprimanded and fined USC because a student manager intentionally deflated, below NCAA-regulated levels, several balls used by the Trojans...
Southern California: In the matter of the curiously, and criminally (in terms of NCAA rules) deflated footballs and coach with the over-inflated sense of self, the question is not whether we can believe Lane Kiffin – we already know that we cannot – but whether we should here.
On Wednesday USC reported that it had fired a student manager who deflated footballs that the Trojans’...
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USC Coach Lane Kiffin speaks with the media following the Trojans Thursday practice.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin speaks with the media following Wednesday's practice. The No. 21 Trojans are preparing to snap their two-game skid against Arizona State on Saturday.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin says no one on the coaching staff or team knew about a student-manager deflating game balls during the Trojans' game against Oregon.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin talks with the media following Tuesday's practice as No. 21 USC prepares to host Arizona State.
USC’s Head Coach Lane Kiffin has done some pretty shady stuff during his time as a College Football Head Coach. Whether it’s piling up secondary NCAA violations at Tennessee, or having his backup quarterback wear his kickers’ jersey, he’s built up quite a reputation for himself. This time though, USC is in the headlines for something a Student Manager did.On USC’s website...
It seems that controversy just seems to continue to show up at the doorstep of the USC football program this season. Of course, most of it is Lane Kiffin’s doing, since he foolishly lied about his coaches’ poll vote and even more foolishly briefly banned a reporter from USC’s practices for doing his job.
Add in the fact that visiting teams were banned from walkthroughs at the...
Tweet Whether or not he had anything to do with it, Lane Kiffin is the most entertaining head coach in college football. Per the university’s website, the USC Trojans have been fined by the Pac-12 for under-inflated game balls that were used in USC’s loss to the Oregon Ducks Saturday Nov. 3: Game officials discovered [...]
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist School officials at Southern California fired a student manager after he admitted taking the air out of some footballs before last week's home game against Oregon.
Good. Now they can resume searching for who took the wind out of Lane Kiffin's sails.
Just kidding about that last part, if only because Kiffin hardly needs...
LOS ANGELES ---When Robert Woods got the call on Monday night, he immediately had to stop what he was doing.
He was in the middle of a Twitter war of words with UCLA freshman defensive back Randall Goforth. Or so he thought.
Apparently Goforth's Twitter account was hacked and sent out a tweet directed to Woods saying "We will beat you guys on November 17th. Believe the...
The two top stories on AL.com, the Internet voice of Alabama, this morning: football stories. Then, you go to the Alabama football page and they’re still talking about the LSU game – on Wednesday. Roll Tide, indeed.
Meanwhile, at USC, Lane Kiffin fired a student manager after he deflated footballs below NCAA-mandated levels before the Oregon game. Poor, USC...