USC – A USC football student manager has been relieved of all duties with the Trojan football team for intentionally deflating, below NCAA-regulated levels, some game footballs used by USC’s team during the first half in last Saturday’s game against Oregon. Game officials discovered and re-inflated three of the balls before the game and two others at halftime. All balls were regulation in the second half.
When informed of this allegation by the Pac-12, USC investigated it immediately. The student manager confirmed that he had, without the knowledge of, or instruction from, any USC student-athlete, coach, staff member or administrator, deflated those game balls after they had been tested and approved by officials prior to the game.
How big of a duffel bag of cash did Lane Kiffin leave on this dude’s dorm doorstep? Did he buy his family a house and a car like he was recruiting him to keep his mouth shut? I mean let’s be honest. This is a Kiffin 101 move. Just SCREAMS Kiffin. Switching jerseys at halftime. Orchestrating stunts to get publicity. Deflating footballs in the first half to make them easier to catch. That’s just what he does. Hey if you ain’t cheating you ain’t trying. My only suggestion would be to cheat or try a little harder than just deflating balls since you went from #1 to 6-3?