LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: Head coach Lane Kiffin talks with quarterback Matt Barkley #7 during the USC Trojans spring game on May 1, 2010 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
As if there were not enough deplorable people involved in the Penn State saga:
Now Lane Kiffin has injected himself into the drama unfolding. And, in typical Kiffin style, he has quickly made himself look like one of the most self serving people involved.
First he tries to play the solidarity card with Penn State coach Bill O'Brien
USC Trojans' Lane Kiffin voices sympathy for Penn State Nittany Lions coach Bill O'Brien - ESPN Los Angeles
Kiffin said the Penn State situation has made him and his staff more aware of other issues facing modern college football programs. For example, he said, all of the counselors and staff members at each of the Trojans' summer football camps are put through background checks before they're allowed to work with campers.
Then he tries to steal a player.
Now USC's Lane Kiffin may be chasing a 'free agent'—Silas Redd - latimes.com
Before, during and after his time on stage with Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley and safety T.J. McDonald, Kiffin not-so-subtly recruited Penn State running back Silas Redd.
So Kiffin, true to form, acts like a high school drama queen. Both "being there" for a class mate and trying to steal their boy friend. Tennessee fans know this act, heck we all do.
And Kiffin is hunting in a target rich environment, Penn State players are already starting to leave the program:
Penn State Reportedly Loses First From Roster After NCAA Sanctions - SBNation.com
During Lane Kiffin's media session Tuesday during which he all but openly recruited Penn State's Silas Redd to USC, one crucial question remained: do the Trojans have room to add the talented running back?
MAC Media Days
Olive, Mack, and Quinn speak
Quinn sees Ford Field in UB's future - UB Football - The Buffalo News
"Me and my teammates, we know we don't have anything to lose. The last two years, all we've been doing is losing," said Oliver, who was the 13th-leading rusher in the nation last season with 1,395 yards. "We've got nowhere else to go but up."
MAC Championship game will stay in Detroit
MAC announces 4-year extension with Ford Field as host for Marathon MAC Football Championship Game
Marathon began as title sponsor of the Marathon MAC Football Championship Game in 2003 when No. 14 ranked Miami, led by Ben Roethlisberger, defeated No. 20 ranked Bowling Green, 49-27. This season’s 2012 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game will be the tenth year for Marathon as title sponsor and this four-year contract extension will ensure the continuation of this relationship with the MAC through the 2015 college football season.