Monday, December 08, 2008
Lane Kiffin is the Shia LaBeouf of football
It's weird how a coach gets to be a "hot" name. Much like a Hollywood star, someone becomes the trendy name and no one's quite sure why.
Take Lane Kiffin. Pretty solid coordinator at USC and then a 5-15 record with the Raiders. The guy wasn't exactly a franchise-changing coach, yet he was elevated to the top of many teams' vacant coaching lists.
Enter Shia LaBeouf, Hollywood star. He's a trendy, young actor, in many of the biggest movies. Girls love him, guys are envious of him.
He went from Even Stevens to Disturbia to Transformers to fucking Indiana Jones. It's not like any of those movies were actually good. If Transformers didn't have Megan Fox it would have been virtually un-watchable.
But the kid's a hit -- and much like Lane Kiffin -- his track record is underwhelming. How people become the "hot" name is a strange, strange thing.