Despite what most USC fans were hoping for head coach Lane Kiffin has decided to continue to call offensive plays this season. We all really saw this coming because there was never a legitimate play caller hired this off-season . At the PAC-12 Media day Kiffin said," It's in the best interest of our football team for me to continue to call plays," and athletic director Pat Haden seems to agree with the decision and backs him up 100%. Marqise Lee said this in response to Kiffin continuing to call plays," That's cool with me." I loved that response from Lee because it shows his confidence that no matter who is calling the plays he plans to dominate either way. In fact it seems as if the players are really backing Kiffin up and Hayes Pullard said," I just feel like I want to fight for Coach Kiffin." I think as fans and as the media we have to put our thoughts on Kiffin aside and listen to the players. These players have had really no complaints and seem to hold much respect for their coach.
Lane Kiffin said his decision to continue calling plays came after he reviewed the 2012 disaster season inside and out. He said he also spoke to former coaches who gave up play calling duties and said," They really regret changing because of what other people wanted — the fans or the media, they really feel like they made a mistake."
Lane has proven that he can be an elite play caller. He did it as USC's offensive coordinator back in the day and he did it in 2011 and led us to a 10-2 record. As a Trojan fan I can't help but to feel like he should have one more chance, I mean I hate to do it because 2012 was one heck of a mulligan year, but maybe this year he can get that 2011 magic back and finally become a consistent coach and a coach that Trojans everywhere can be proud of.