With the Oakland Raiders making headlines with uncertainty in the coaching staff, it was only a matter of time before rumors of Lane Kiffin going to Syracuse would begin to surface. With Greg Robinson failing to make any progression in his tenure as the coach of the Orange, and opening this season 0-3, there’s no doubt the coaching seat will be empty soon. It’s just a matter of when the time is right. Syracuse can opt to have him finish up the 2008 season, but if the Raiders boot Kiffin Today, chances are Robinson may be out tomorrow.
It’s a crazy connection between Lane Kiffin, Al Davis, and Syracuse University. Al Davis is Syracuse Alum. Lane Kiffin never attended or worked for the institution, but he did work as the recruiting and offensive coordinator for Daryl Gross, formerly the assistant athletic director at USC.
If Kiffin is done in Oakland, look for Gross to immediately make him an offer, before another program can scoop him up. But even if an offer is made, it doesn’t necessarily mean Kiffin would accept. Would you? Which could be worse, that hell hole in Northern California or the one in Upstate New York?