My reply to the following comments, to clarify my last statement:Not sure I understand your last comment/question. Are you saying thathaving an opened door to take advantage of is a bad thing? –No by no means, he had contacts, proved himself at USC and has a greatopportunity. If you have contacts use them, but you still have to dothe job.
Surely with all of your contacts someone has done the same for you? (I mean this with all due respect) –Certainly not starting out. I had NO contacts. I started as Junior Highschool teacher. It was not until I had coached eight years that I wasable to develop some contacts. I had to prove myself every step of theway. I think that is what Kiffin has had to do. I am sure his nameopened some doors but he had to do the job or he would not be where heis today.