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Lane Kiffin still upset with officials

Posted on: October 31, 2011 11:40 am
Edited on: October 31, 2011 10:46 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

UPDATE: The Pac-12 announced an official reprimand, and $10,000 fine for Lane Kiffin in response to his comments. 

“The Pac-12 has specific rules that prohibit our coaches from making public comments about officiating, and this prohibition specifically includes comments that create doubts about the credibility of the Conference’s officiating program,” stated Scott. “The Conference expects each Pac-12 coach to adhere to our standards of conduct and to conduct himself or herself in a manner which will reflect credit on the institution and the Conference.”




USC
's 56-48 loss in triple-overtime against Stanford on Saturday night might just be the best loss in the school's recent history. The sense I've gotten from USC fans since is that even though the Trojans lost, they're incredibly happy with the way the team played and more optimistic about the program than they have been in years.

Lane Kiffin, on the other hand, isn't nearly as pleased about the game. While I'm sure he's proud of his team for being the first squad to even take a lead against Stanford this season, let alone force overtime, he's still a bit perturbed with the officiating on Saturday night. In fact, on Sunday Kiffin said that he had already contacted Pac-12 Conference officials and called one unidentified person from the locker room after the game and told him that he had been "lied to" by the officials.

According to Kiffin, side judge Brad Glenn told him that USC would be granted a timeout if replays showed that Robert Woods' knee had come down with a second remaining on the clock, giving USC a chance to kick a 50-yard field goal. Instead referee Michael Batian announced that time had expired after looking at replays.

“The ruling on the field was that we were going to overtime,” Batlan said after the game. “Any coach can ask for a timeout, but he doesn’t get one until an official grants or signifies it. I was not a part of any conversation or meeting with regards to a requested timeout.”

Personally, if I were Kiffin and I had a timeout left, I'd be more upset with Woods for not just going down with plenty of time left to call that timeout instead of making a mad dash for the sideline.

Of course, that wasn't Kiffin's only beef with the officiating on Saturday night. He also brought up a call in the second overtime. Facing a second-and-5 there was a holding call against Stanford that took place at the line of scrimmage. Though for some reason the officials marked the 10 yards off from where Tyler Gaffney's 8-yard run ended rather than from where the penalty took place. So instead of having a second-and-15 at the 30-yard line, Stanford had a second-and-7 at the 22.

The Cardinal scored three plays later to tie the game up and force the third, decisive overtime.

That call I didn't understand either.
Comments

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 8:07 pm
 

Lane Kiffin still upset with officials

On one hand, Lane Kiffin once again shows that he's just a whining crybaby who gets upset whenever he can't have his way.  On the other hand, this gives me the opportunity to write another comment about something that should get me a score over 100, which should help raise my value score and push my overall score back up to 95.  I want to get back to Superstar level, and this rambling comment should do it.  So you see, Lane Kiffin is actually useful for something besides giving people a chance to yell "Oh shut up, you big crybaby!"




Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 7:45 pm
 

Lane Kiffin still upset with officials

tomasbb

Speaking of cry babies........



Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: October 31, 2011 7:33 pm
 

Lane Kiffin still upset with officials

Hmmmm, Stanford in the BCS final versus the winner of the LSU-Alabama game? This will be a lot easier than having to face the Big 12 undefeated. The again OSU will take it right to OU in Stillwater, that should be a great game too.

PAC 10 in the BCS will be a bad version of the Big 10 in the BCS

And we all know how that has worked out in recent history.

Nope, at the end of the day the LSU-Bama game is the real National Championship game.

Be sure you don't miss it.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: October 31, 2011 7:31 pm
 

Lane Kiffin still upset with officials

WAAAAAAA KIFFIN WAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

Why don't you go all the way and protest the game, you ******* crybaby? 



Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: October 31, 2011 6:45 pm
 

Lane Kiffin still upset with officials

Hey, Kiffin -- waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!



Since: Mar 20, 2011
Posted on: October 31, 2011 6:23 pm
 

Lane Kiffin still upset with officials

What goes around..Comes around. Like Jim Tressell the lies will catch up to you.



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 6:19 pm
 

Lane Kiffin still upset with officials

Listening to Lane Kiffin accuse someone else of lieing or not telling the truth, is like listening to someone on death-row say he is innocent!!!  



Since: Jul 20, 2008
Posted on: October 31, 2011 5:45 pm
 

Lane Kiffin still upset with officials

Sorry, Lane.

Unless you are Texas and playing in Dallas for the BIG XII Championship, you don't get an extra second.



Since: Jul 13, 2007
Posted on: October 31, 2011 5:29 pm
 

Lane Kiffin still upset with officials

Sorry, clarification...this guy is clueless:

Lane, Lane, Lane, you really need to look at how dirty your hands truly are before calling out others. You know your dirty, so is the joke that is USC Football, tell me and the rest of the country that your "Recruiting" is clean. The NCAA should have SMU'd your program, however we all know thats bad for business. You bolted from the Raiders, then left Tennesse high and dry, you are not a real man, and you never will become that. Were done here, you are dismissed.



Since: Jul 13, 2007
Posted on: October 31, 2011 5:27 pm
 

Lane Kiffin still upset with officials

Clueless.


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