In college football, if you can't recruit great players, it's hard to win games. And as the head coach at a big-time program like USC, you're expected to excel at both. Lane Kiffin, who was fired last night as the Trojans' head coach after another embarrassing loss, this time to Arizona State, seems to have had trouble in both areas.
247Sports put together an article with quotes from numerous USC recruits to gauge their reactions to hearing the news of Kiffin's firing. While most were either indifferent or surprised, one made it very clear that he agreed with the school's decision. Snoop Dogg's son, Cordell Broadus, who is one of the top rated wideouts in the 2015 class, didn't hold back how he felt:
“I feel that he should have been fired a while ago and USC is going to raise the bar now because the new coaching staff next year and I’m anxious to see what they are going to look like.”
That's right - he's going with the addition by subtraction idea here. Broadus is excited for the new coaching staff in 2014, which isn't even set yet, because Kiffin won't be there. I wonder how many other recruits agree with him.