December 08, 2016

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 5 comments

Lane Kiffin decides to leave Saban's Secret Service detail, will coach Houston Cougars.

I can't find any word as yet on whether Kiffin will coach Bama's offense in the upcoming playoffs. I need to call 1-800-ETR-IGAN to get the answer to that critical detail.

posted by beaverboard at 07:58 AM on December 08, 2016

It's been about four hours since the first batch of "It's done!" tweets, which I believe is the longest lead time Kiffin has ever had or given on leaving a job.

posted by Etrigan at 11:53 AM on December 08, 2016

Houston boosters wanted to fly him in for the announcement. USC boosters begged them to send a bus for him instead. Their reasoning: if that's how and where the romance is going to end, it might as well be the way it gets started.

posted by beaverboard at 12:17 PM on December 08, 2016

Welp. I damn sure jumped the gun on that one. The snap count must have throwed me off. Standing in the neutral zone surrounded by twitter silence is never comforting.

I think Applewhite is a good hire for UH.

If Kiffin were to go to LSU, there would be an axis of enmity on him from Knoxville to Tuscaloosa that might be unprecedented within a conference. He hasn't got but so many post-game tossing visors accounted for in his sideline apparel budget.

With Kiffin on board, LSU football would go from Cobb salad to the most damn fun in the entire world. All the stud QB's that didn't want to play for Les would be lined up at the gate.

Muschamp should leave SC now and go take the Western Kentucky job before he gets run out of the territory.

posted by beaverboard at 12:19 PM on December 09, 2016

Now the anonymous sources are saying Kiffin is going to Florida Atlantic.

posted by Etrigan at 01:27 PM on December 12, 2016

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