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USC Trojans More Than 90 Minutes Late For Sun Bowl Dinner; Georgia Tech Leaves

November 24, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin watches game action against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second half at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Lane Kiffin and the USC Trojans have another black mark on their season after showing up more than 90 minutes late to one of the most anticipated events of the Sun Bowl – the “Sheriff’s Posse Dinner.”

With the Trojans tardiness, their opponents, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, were understandably upset and decided to leave the dinner instead of waiting around to watch their foes for Monday’s game eat.

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It was a poor move by USC to stand up their opponents at the dinner, but the Sun Bowl took to Twitter to offer a simple explanation.

That explanation still will not be enough to make Georgia Tech happy. The Yellow Jackets reportedly showed up a half hour early for the dinner before waiting and waiting… and waiting … for their opponents to show. During the wait, this photo made the rounds on social media:


Of course, the Trojans eventually showed up in festive spirit like nothing ever went wrong. Head coach Lane Kiffin was event spotted walking around in a sombrero:

The Trojans appear to want no part in the Sun Bowl. Multiple players from the team have taken to Twitter to messages like  “Georgia Tech!? El Paso, Texas!? New Years Eve!? FML” and “Out here in El Paso. [Expletive] city but glad I can enjoy this moment wit the USC family.”

Those types of comments lead you to believe the Trojans were in no hurry to get to the dinner.

Hopefully they decide to show up for the game on Monday.

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  • disqus_zImtcamdey

    Typical L.A. and Lane Kiffin they deserve each-other.

  • Chris

    Maybe if USC would win some games instead of being your classic choke artist they would be playing in a better bowl game. Im sure La Tech would love to show up to that dinner ontime.

  • Michele Blanchard Turberville

    Its all about having a little class and being grateful for the opportunities given. Lane Kiffin is a classless man and his attitude along with his unethical practices are good examples for young men to follow. Not a good rap for the University either.

  • Jerald Lifsey

    Lane Kiffin – fired by Oakland. Screwed Tennessee over….what do you expect of him?

  • Katie Allison Banks

    The day Lane Kiffin or USC gain some class will be the day hell freezes over. He really does not deserve to be a coach. He is teaching his players nothing but bad habits.

  • Ryan Phillips

    The real story is that USC’s plane was delayed 1.5 hours, so their schedule for the day ran behind. They actually cut meetings and practice short to make it to the dinner in a reasonable amount of time. Sun Bowl officials knew about the whole thing. Georgia Tech actually left the dinner 1.5 hours before they were supposed to. But of course, because it relates to Kiffin, everyone is overreacting.

  • Bob Papadazzio

    We are, after all, talking about the same Kiffin who, while coaching at Tennessee, gave a scholarship to a guy who bound and sexually assaulted his own cousin…

  • DW

    Now, if GT runs up the score on them, Kiffin is going to cry like a girl.

  • Jessika Roberts

    So this is what passes for news on this site? Reporting on a late dinner reservation? Slow news day.

    • Duwayne Lamb

      So this is what passes for comments on this site? Commenting on a story about a late dinner reservation? Slow commenting day.

  • Carlton Crutchfield

    The team is a reflection of the coach. The coach is a worthless sh**,so it poisons the attitude of the players he’s SUPPOSED to lead.

  • Tim Morrow

    Hopefully “lame and his Boyz” will get the lesson from GT they deserve…For a day I will be a Jacket fan, this is inexcusable…

  • Dusty Cooper

    USC and Kiffin didn’t show up in today’s Sun Bowl either, getting their arrogant backsides handed to them by Georgia Tech. Kiffin is classless and now teaching college students how to be.