Will Kiffin Fail? Many Predicted Carroll Would Collapse

Lane Kiffin’s selection to replace Pete Carroll as USC’s head football coach has sparked a tinder box of controversy.

Many who have stated opinions seem convinced to varying degrees that Kiffin will fall flat on his face. They believe that the Trojans have had their current run and that Carroll knew just the opportune moment to leave and take the Seattle Seahawks post.

Let us turn back the clock to Carroll’s selection. This was deemed to be the last gambit for athletic director Mike Garrett, himself the first USC Heisman Trophy recipient.