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Lee on players-only meeting: 'Kiffin don't know'

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07:20 AM ET 09.11 | So much for the quarterback decision allowing any dust to settle at Southern Cal. If you thought USC coach Lane Kiffin and his players were on the same page following last weekend's loss to Washington State, Tuesday illustrated this season remains a work in progress. Star wide receiver Marqise Lee contradicted Kiffin when he said there was a players-only meeting Sunday. Kiffin said no meeting took place. "Kiffin don't know," Lee said. "Players (only). Players. Kiffin don't know nothing about it. No coaches (were allowed). We did have that meeting." After Lee confirmed the meeting, he said, "Now (Kiffin) knows." Lee said the meeting did not focus on the Washington State loss but the future. "It was about what we do after that point," Lee said. "I think everyone got it."

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September 11, 2013  07:39 AM ET

Spoken like a true scholar.

September 11, 2013  07:42 AM ET

I expect better than that from you Doc.

September 11, 2013  08:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I expect better than that from you Doc.

Sorry, I ain't got no excuse for that there post of mine. It waz wrong.

September 11, 2013  08:46 AM ET

I think Kifflin knows now...

If this sort of [crud] is going on after game two, it's going to be a long season at USC.

September 11, 2013  08:51 AM ET

Go Trogans

September 11, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Spoken like a true scholar.

Good one!

September 11, 2013  09:46 AM ET

I thought Kiffin had until the end of the month, but now it looks like the end of the week. He wins at home on Saturday or he's on the road by Sunday.

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September 11, 2013  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I think Kifflin knows now...If this sort of [crud] is going on after game two, it's going to be a long season at USC.

I think we all (incluing USC fans) know/knew it will be a "long season at USC"!!! :-)

September 11, 2013  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Spoken like a true scholar.

Boy I guess. Says a lot about the academic quality of USC doesn't it. Of course, this isn't limited to just USC. I remember Bum Phillips having to give Earl Campbell a tutor so he could speak to the press properly. This was after 4 years at Texas. I truly think there should be some sort of academic progress testing. For God's sake...a 2nd or 3rd year college student should be able to read, write, and speak with the English skills of a 3rd grader.

September 11, 2013  10:48 AM ET
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Boy I guess. Says a lot about the academic quality of USC doesn't it. Of course, this isn't limited to just USC. I remember Bum Phillips having to give Earl Campbell a tutor so he could speak to the press properly. This was after 4 years at Texas. I truly think there should be some sort of academic progress testing. For God's sake...a 2nd or 3rd year college student should be able to read, write, and speak with the English skills of a 3rd grader.

Yeah you're right, it isn't limited to just USC or college football. I remember when Larry Bird was at Indiana State and getting ready to be drafted, some reporter ask him which NBA team he would prefer to play for. He said: "it doesn't make me no never mind"!!!

September 11, 2013  10:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Boy I guess. Says a lot about the academic quality of USC doesn't it. Of course, this isn't limited to just USC. I remember Bum Phillips having to give Earl Campbell a tutor so he could speak to the press properly. This was after 4 years at Texas. I truly think there should be some sort of academic progress testing. For God's sake...a 2nd or 3rd year college student should be able to read, write, and speak with the English skills of a 3rd grader.

I guess it would be too much to ask of today's college students to use the King's English? It's college for goodness sake!

What we need at D1 universities is a course where athletes earn credit hours for learning to speak correctly ... Sports Communication 101 ... where they memorize rote phrases, written in the King's English, as responses to media questions.

September 11, 2013  11:09 AM ET
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I guess it would be too much to ask of today's college students to use the King's English? It's college for goodness sake!What we need at D1 universities is a course where athletes earn credit hours for learning to speak correctly ... Sports Communication 101 ... where they memorize rote phrases, written in the King's English, as responses to media questions.

Fiddlesticks

That post reminds me of a scene from Bull Durham

September 11, 2013  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Sorry, I ain't got no excuse for that there post of mine. It waz wrong.

Ebonics and Appalachian English are guaranteed free speech under the First Amendment. Speakers also have the right to remain in ignorance.

The media takes note of players with a command of Standard American English. Coupled with a photogenic face, and a career in broadcasting awaits after sports.

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September 11, 2013  12:17 PM ET
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Ebonics and Appalachian English are guaranteed free speech under the First Amendment. Speakers also have the right to remain in ignorance.The media takes note of players with a command of Standard American English. Coupled with a photogenic face, and a career in broadcasting awaits after sports.

...and West Texas Hickonics. We 'uns butcher the King's English worse than Ebonics or Appalachian English.

September 11, 2013  12:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I guess it would be too much to ask of today's college students to use the King's English? It's college for goodness sake!What we need at D1 universities is a course where athletes earn credit hours for learning to speak correctly ... Sports Communication 101 ... where they memorize rote phrases, written in the King's English, as responses to media questions.

I think some schools do have systems in place to do exactly what you say.

But, if you want intelligent interviews of college athletes, interview the golfers.

September 11, 2013  12:20 PM ET
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...and West Texas Hickonics. We 'uns butcher the King's English worse than Ebonics or Appalachian English.

With a smattering of Calo/Pachuco thrown in for flavor. It even infuses my speech when I'm tutoring the kids down the Segundo Barrio.

September 11, 2013  01:34 PM ET
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With a smattering of Calo/Pachuco thrown in for flavor. It even infuses my speech when I'm tutoring the kids down the Segundo Barrio.

Simon ese vato.

 
September 11, 2013  01:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Simon ese vato.

Orale, Carnal! Rifamos!

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