Kiffen WILL blow up and take the program with him down a notch. It will happen. It has never NOT happened. His good offenses at USC were full of players getting paid and now USC has suffered terribly from sanctions. He was a part of that mess, too.
This is pure unadulterated bull shite. Players at SC weren't choirboys any more than the ones at any other big time CF program, but Bush's family and later Bush himself were too overt in their acceptance of free stuff to have the NCAA let it slide.
Kiffin had NOTHING to do with any of that. His shortcomings have largely been during his time as a head coach (Raiders sucking, UT verbal diaharrea, USC HC/OC faux pas). As a coordinator he is capable of brilliance, and also sucking complete ass.
I get that it's funny that some Bama people who've been on record making fun of the guy are now in the uncomfortable position of defending him, but you've gone beyond the vale of hyperbole in your criticism of his body of work as a COACH. Not just a HEAD COACH, but a COACH.