Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: everyone's favorite embattled college football coach: Lane Kiffin.
Kiffin stopped by KJR in Seattle to discuss how he found out about being sued by the Tennessee Titans and what he does to keep his players's spirits up even though they're banned from post-season play this season.
On how he and Washington Huskies head coach Steve Sarkisian have just a deep a bond as Sark and [Former USC and current Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete] Carroll:
"Yeah, we are. He's a really great friend of mine. You know, I flew to New York two days and so it obviously takes five and a half, six hours to get there. I'm on the plane and I miss the breaking news about the Titans lawsuit, and all of a sudden I land, there's a picture on my phone. Steve decided to send me a picture of Times Square where it's going across the ticker that the ‘Titans sue Kiffin.' I said thanks a lot, that's really what I wanted to see when I landed in New York."
On keeping his team motivated knowing there's no Bowl Game waiting at the end of the season:
"Well, you've got to make sure that you make really good decisions. If we're going to be limited in scholarships, we got to make sure that we're taking the right guys. But that's really no different than before. As far as the Bowl Games, I don't think the players really play for that. Not at USC. USC guys come for the education and to go to the NFL, so none of that has changed. It's still a great place to come and a fabulous place to get your degree from."
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