Former USC coach Lane Kiffin made an appearance on ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday morning, and he had to have known what he was in for. Washington fans who were gearing up for their biggest game of the season against No. 2 Oregon had no problem expending time and energy to rag on Kiffin.
ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi interviewed Kiffin about his failed time at USC while fans chanted “You got fired!” in the background. Kiffin took the blame for the Trojans’ poor performance in recent years.
“Obviously I’m to blame being the head coach,” he said. “There are a lot of things I should’ve done better. At the same time, I’m very proud of our time there. If you look at what sanctions do to major programs, to be 28-15, there’s some good stuff in there.”
Kiffin reminded viewers of the sanctions against the program on more than one occasion. He brought it up again when asked about USC athletic director Pat Haden’s decision to fire at an airport terminal.