Commentary

Lane Kiffin is easily worth $4 million

Originally Published: May 19, 2010
By Bomani Jones | Special to Page 2

Lane Kiffin's meteoric rise in the football coaching ranks is well documented. At age 35, he's the head coach at USC -- after serving in the same capacity with the University of Tennessee and the Oakland Raiders.

Now comes a report on HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" that Kiffin makes $4 million annually, a figure comparable to the salaries of Texas' Mack Brown, Alabama's Nick Saban, Florida's Urban Meyer, LSU's Les Miles and Oklahoma's Bob Stoops. Although a USC source refutes the report, Page 2 thinks Kiffin would be a bargain at $4 million per year.

Why? Because our dubious network of sources has uncovered the incredibly persuasive PowerPoint presentation agent Jimmy Sexton used to sell USC on Kiffin.



Illustration by Kurt Snibbe. Page 2 editor Thomas Neumann contributed to this article.

Bomani Jones contributes to Page 2 and hosts "The Morning Jones" from 7-10 a.m. on Sirius channel 98, Hardcore Sports Radio.


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