PAUSE PLEASE: we actually think Lane Kiffin is doing a fine job at USC given his circumstances. They continue to recruit well with what they can offer, were competitive in the Pac-10 and should be fine in this year's new and improved Pac-12. So don't accuse us of presenting the man like he's not a nuanced character without his virtues. He's complex, like Iago, King Lear, or Garfield. He has his moments like all of us: good, bad, and SO INCREDIBLY SEXY IT HURTS.
We're not saying there's a correlation, but only nine of 22 players from Lane Kiffin's only recruiting class remain in Knoxville, so we're saying there's a one hundred percent correlation between making your players pose shirtless around an orange Lamborghini and bad scholarship retention. (In positive news, Tennessee does get Janzen Jackson back after straightening out whatever sent him home for a while.)