Rocky home­com­ing

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

New coach Lane Kif­fin cer­tainly stirred things up in his one sea­son at Ten­nessee, ril­ing fans of many SEC schools with his pen­chant to say, well, just about any­thing.

His re­turn to USC, where he was an as­sis­tant from 2001-06, hasn’t ex­actly been calm, al­though not nec­es­sar­ily be­cause of Kif­fin ex­er­cis­ing his First Amend­ment rights.

First, there’s that whole pesky NCAA pro­ba­tion thing (see be­low). Then USC’s — and ar­guably the nation’s — top re­cruit, of­fen­sive line­man Seantrel Hen­der­son, re­quested and re­ceived his re­lease. Then USC apol­o­gized to Florida (one of Kif­fin’s fa­vorite tar­gets dur­ing his stop at Ten­nessee), Ore­gon, Alabama, Fresno State and Washington for say­ing they il­le­gally tried to re­cruit Tro­jans fresh­man run­ning back Dil­lon Bax­ter af­ter the pro­ba­tion an­nounce­ment.

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