This is off the wall to me.
Dodd is known SC hater (don't let his "journalistic Impartiality" fool you) so I am not really sure how to take this piece...
USC football is going to walk. There will be no NCAA jail. What, you haven't heard? Lane Kiffin told me. Actually, he told all of us the day he took the job in January. USC's coach is a lot of things and stupid isn't one of them. He didn't replace Pete Carroll knowing that his program was going to get The Big Haircut from the NCAA.
Now, that is just the opening paragraph.
Dodd goes onto outline why he thinks that way.
I think its a bit much...
This is wishful thinking to many out there in support of USC, but we really have no way of knowing just what the NCAA is going to rule. Neither does Dodd.
I am not sure if Dodd's tone is more that he actually believes it of if he simply resigning himself to it.
Either way I thought it was interesting.