What nobody expected, however, is that Woods would cite the coaching staff as a reason he was leaving USC early.
Robert Woods: “If the coaches wanted to keep me another year, they would’ve probably got me the ball.”
— Pedro Moura (@PedroMoura) January 1, 2013
It’s true — Woods had a down year compared to 2011, but the emergence of teammate Marqise Lee played a big role in that as well. Either way, it’s not exactly a ringing endorsement for Lane Kiffin, who is on a red-hot seat right now.