USC shows up an hour late for bowl dinner; Trojans player cusses El Paso

Jonah Martinez, right, of  El Paso gets his cap signed by USC head football coach Lane Kiffin upon his team's arrival at the El Paso Airport Wednesday. The Trojans will play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the 79th Annual Hyundai Sun Bowl game Dec. 31. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times

Jonah Martinez, right, of El Paso gets his cap signed by USC head football coach Lane Kiffin upon his team's arrival at the El Paso Airport Wednesday. The Trojans will play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the 79th Annual Hyundai Sun Bowl game Dec. 31. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times

EL PASO, Texas - At every bowl game, there are events for each team to attend. The committees that put on the bowls normally bend over backwards for the teams, to ensure they have a great bowl experience. The people responsible for the bowls work tremendously hard at planning executing such things. That's not always easy with more a couple hundred people traveling with the teams.

And, one of the few requirements of the teams is that they show up. USC apparently believes it is too good to follow this one requirement.

Last night, Duke Keith of the El Paso Times tweeted that USC was an hour late for the Sheriff's Posse Dinner, so Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson took his team and left. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the obvious, that the Yellow Jackets were apparently not pleased at the snub. The AJC and Los Angeles Daily News reported that the Trojans were actually 90 minutes late for the dinner.

No matter whether it was an hour or 90 minutes, let's all agree that either amount of time makes the Trojans football team look like classless jerks.

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JimmyJoe writes:

They are classless jerks. duh!

pingkr62 writes:

One more nail in Lane Kiffin's coffin. I'm loving it. L.O.L.!!!

kyvol98 writes:

Ahhhh, more copy and paste from days gone by by KNS. Old news folks.

FanNotSheep writes:

Class act all the way. I can't wait until this turd gets flushed out of the game entirely. He can't ride on his daddy's name his whole career, and cheaters will eventually pay the price. At least I sure hope so.

tvol328 writes:

Go Yellow Jackets!

VOLSnTITANS writes:

It's hard to believe that such a selfish, disrespectful, blatantly cheating man can be a head coach at any level of football. It's even harder to believe that he once was our head coach. Makes me like Butch Jones even more reading things like this.

born2ride writes:

Does KNS know that Lame Kitten doesn't coach here?

FanNotSheep writes:

in response to born2ride:

Does KNS know that Lame Kitten doesn't coach here?

I don't mind the articles as long as they reveal his real character (or lack thereof). And no, I was never on the Kiffin bandwagon, not even for one day. I respect his daddy, and Layla would be welcome to come back and bring little Knox back to his rightful home any time she wants to. Just as long as she leaves the loser back in Cali.

BigBadVol writes:

I like reading about the downward spiral that is Lame Kiffin. Before long he will be an assistant on somebody's team. I can't believe how accurate AL Davis was about Kiffin.

TKO writes:

Al Davis was prophetic in his comments about lame and what he would do to Tennessee. Karma

OrangePride writes:

Jack Welch, the dynamic business leader of GE for so many years (before this current jerk) said something very true. "In the end, all organizations take on the core characteristics of their leader." Here is a perfect example. Kiffin is, was, and always will be a very classless, pompous, overblown egotist that has no respect for anyone! He might be a good recruiter, but in life, that pales in comparison to the importance of character. Hope USC enjoys all the black eyes.

JimmyJoe writes:

Well actually what happened was... They were late because they had to stop every five minutes and let Tee kiss kiffin's ...00!

madrigal writes:

Real class, just like their sorry coach.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to pingkr62:

One more nail in Lane Kiffin's coffin. I'm loving it. L.O.L.!!!

Good point, Pat Haden will not tolerate LK's mismanaging like Hamilton would have. The ironic thing about it was UT allowed Kiffin to bully them, and USC his dream job will not..Play with fire and you get burned..

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to Yazoo:

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He was/is being a back stabbing punk..No empathy on this end.

usafvol writes:

in response to JimmyJoe:

Well actually what happened was... They were late because they had to stop every five minutes and let Tee kiss kiffin's ...00!

Too funny; I love it!

usafvol writes:

in response to titletownz:

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You're such a pitiful loser. It must really suck being you little man..

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to titletownz:

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You and DC?? Don't you mean your other alias?

swampbuggy writes:

in response to born2ride:

Does KNS know that Lame Kitten doesn't coach here?

Sure they know it, but the story was worth reporting no matter where you are. Lane Kiffin is classless, it's just that simple. He believes everyone should be in awe that he graces them with his presence.

The man is full of himself and thinks everyone else is too!

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to titletownz:

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The Lake Butler orderly?

123forVOLS writes:

You people just don't get it. WE DON'T CARE about Twinky Softcakes and his "we could beat a lot of NFL teams" which only won 7 games. But you keep on keep on keep on. What next, we see D.Dooley playing volleyball with his kids in Hawaii and claim he is changing sports? Why all the fixation on LK? No one cares. I did not read the article. All others, enjoy.

VolzsFan writes:

There are some idiots that still think this guy can coach. He took 8 NFL players at UT, was favored in 9 games and won 7. He took a team predicted to win the National Title and is 7-5. That was after he napalmed the UT program. Nice job fans, Hammy and Adams. I hope all of you are enjoying the change.

usafvol writes:

in response to titletownz:

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Not hardly little boy. People like you actually amuse me. I can see you now hiding dowm in momma's basement, fingers trembling as you try so hard to offend vol fans. I assume the little bit of attention that you get on here is about the biggest thing in your miserable life other than the milk and cookies that mom brings you..

Volbound1700 writes:

Tee Martin turned down his alma mater to stay with these no class losers. Wow, says a lot about his character too!

VolsUpsetYetAnother writes:

I repeat - who give a rats rear what Kitten or the thugs that play for him are doing? Stick with the Vols please...you could have just left this on the Yahoo page you found it on. Give us something we actually care about!

DonK37920 writes:

I never blamed him for leaving when he doubled his pay by going there and it was his dream job. However, I never bought his line about acting like a jerk to keep UT in the headlines for recruiting. I think that's just who he is; an immature, classless, entitled jerk with a very unimpressive overall record. No excuse for that record with all that talent. Kiffin is simply a bad coach! You are what your record says you are!

Supersayin1 writes:

Can we please play these A-holes!!! Even with our horrible Defense this year I think we could have put a beating on them!

SevenT writes:

in response to OrangePride:

Jack Welch, the dynamic business leader of GE for so many years (before this current jerk) said something very true. "In the end, all organizations take on the core characteristics of their leader." Here is a perfect example. Kiffin is, was, and always will be a very classless, pompous, overblown egotist that has no respect for anyone! He might be a good recruiter, but in life, that pales in comparison to the importance of character. Hope USC enjoys all the black eyes.

Of course you are right. Which is why Tennessee picked him to be their MAN. Kiffin was a perfect fit for Tennessee. He ran his mouth from day one and Tennessee fan LOVED IT. Johnny Majors even moved back to Knoxville to be close to the savior!

seaplane#216536 writes:

in response to TKO:

Al Davis was prophetic in his comments about lame and what he would do to Tennessee. Karma

Hard to agree with old Al but he was sure right on this one. Has Kiffin's house sold yet?

dvols writes:

Congrats to Paul Johnson for pulling his team!

murrayvol writes:

Pat Haden will love this. One more brick in the wall.

But in all fairness why should USC show El Paso any respect. They don't plan on coming back here....ever.

Better start dressing up that resume Lane.

orangecountyvols writes:

USAF,

Thanks friend first of all for service to our country, something we know this idiotic troll, Title village has never done.

Give him a little credit however.........this punk troll actually admits the fallout from being a troll is having to change screen names numerous times.

What a pitiful little life this kid must have. So consumed with the Vols that he has to stalk us on a daily basis.

Aside from wasting any more time talking about this kid..........what would be nice will be for Georgia Tech to reflect how the weasel conducted himself.........by showing it on the score board.

FWBVol writes:

in response to SevenT:

Of course you are right. Which is why Tennessee picked him to be their MAN. Kiffin was a perfect fit for Tennessee. He ran his mouth from day one and Tennessee fan LOVED IT. Johnny Majors even moved back to Knoxville to be close to the savior!

I finally figured out what your screen name, SevenT means, it represents the seven times Kentucky has beaten Tennessee in football since 1950.

If anyone should understand that fans support their coaches, no matter how big of a jerk they might be, it should be Kentucky with your long line of basketball coaches that have been a C and L short of having any class.

Tennessee is recovering from Lane era, Kentucky football will never recover.

civilianvol_formerly_marinevol writes:

Unfortunately, Kiffin gets to play against a team that was destroyed by MTSU. Oh well, maybe Tech can pull off an upset.

SevenT writes:

in response to FWBVol:

I finally figured out what your screen name, SevenT means, it represents the seven times Kentucky has beaten Tennessee in football since 1950.

If anyone should understand that fans support their coaches, no matter how big of a jerk they might be, it should be Kentucky with your long line of basketball coaches that have been a C and L short of having any class.

Tennessee is recovering from Lane era, Kentucky football will never recover.

SevenT is for seven National Titles! But as of last year the number is now Eight (8).

Please do not bring up the year 1950...That was the year Tennessee Voluncheaters stole the National Championship from Kentucky.

mbible1utk#324980 writes:

This just in, Lane Kiffin is a classless jerk. #NewsWeKnewAboutLongBeforeNationalMediaDid

lemme_axya_this writes:

in response to SevenT:

SevenT is for seven National Titles! But as of last year the number is now Eight (8).

Please do not bring up the year 1950...That was the year Tennessee Voluncheaters stole the National Championship from Kentucky.

SevenT is for SevenTeeth! But as of this year the number is now six[6].

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to SevenT:

SevenT is for seven National Titles! But as of last year the number is now Eight (8).

Please do not bring up the year 1950...That was the year Tennessee Voluncheaters stole the National Championship from Kentucky.

It's also the year your parents got frisky in the back of a Buick..Those tucky folks and their shotgun weddings.

lstbodeanvol writes:

in response to titletownz:

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oh so you live around Homewood/Birmingham alabama ????? go vols !!!!!

BeaFanNotaFanatic writes:

in response to Yazoo:

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Let's see.......I can live in a better city, making more money, at a program that has a clue how to make it into the Top 25 and beyond, go to bowl games, recruit 5 star athletes that live so close to campus that I could make it home for dinner every night, all while working for a head coach and university that ACTUALLY WANTED ME.

Oh yeah, what was he thinking!

BeaFanNotaFanatic writes:

in response to Volbound1700:

Tee Martin turned down his alma mater to stay with these no class losers. Wow, says a lot about his character too!

And what does it say about the UT fans character in the way you all treated Tee on this forum BEFORE he said no? Pot and kettle???

ll774u writes:

Congrats to Lane Kiffin and staff for taking a consensus #1 team with the Heisman favorite at quarterback, and turning it into an unranked team with 5 losses, and a quarterback who got no votes for the Heisman. Great job Kiffin and Company!!

lemme_axya_this writes:

in response to ll774u:

Congrats to Lane Kiffin and staff for taking a consensus #1 team with the Heisman favorite at quarterback, and turning it into an unranked team with 5 losses, and a quarterback who got no votes for the Heisman. Great job Kiffin and Company!!

It couldn't have happened to a more deserving group of coaches.

Flyfisherman writes:

Stay Classy, Lane

pj_ladyvolnMI writes:

How ignorantly foolish I was to be so upset when I heard of he-who-should-not-be-named bailing on us. So thankful now that it is not us that he continues to embarrass and drag down into his pit.

MikeInTN writes:

So goes the coach...so goes the players!!!

TNORANGEDOGDAD writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

You and DC?? Don't you mean your other alias?

Why don't you try Bipolar_ Beare

gohawks1 writes:

SOS from the SOB. Glad he's not wearing orange.

volforeverandever writes:

in response to titletownz:

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Hey we have heard from the Bama guy again.

Chappy writes:

in response to titletownz:

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You had to change your name a dozen times, you say? You really can't take a hint can you? Let me be blunt then: you are not welcome here. Go pester another site!

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