Will Al Davis block Lane Kiffin in Syracuse?
Lane Kiffin is looking for a job, and there's a good chance he could wind up coaching in college football.
Even though he was fired by the Oakland Raiders four games into the season and is in the middle of a messy fight over the money that's owed him, he still wants to get on with his career.
Syracuse could be a good fit. The New York Times recently reported the school has already hired an executive search firm to help find a replacement for Coach Greg Robinson. Syracuse denied the report.
This much is undeniable: Robinson is 8-34 overall, and 2-22 in the Big East.
So maybe Kiffin could wind up coaching the Orange, where the athletic director is Daryl Gross, a former USC administrator.
Yes, it looks like a very good fit. Only one itsy-bitsy problem ...
Syracuse grad Al Davis.
-- Sam Farmer
Photo: Lane Kiffin during a Sept. 30 news conference. Credit: Paul Sakuma / Associated Press