Priceless: Lane Kiffin describes the SC pursuit of Silas Redd
Posted by: Pete Roussel on August 1, 2012
You want to talk about jumping on an opportunity and going after something hard?
On Wednesday, Lane Kiffin explained in detail to Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio the SC pursuit of Penn State running back Silas Redd.
Here's how it went down, according to Lane.
"I picked up the phone, in true SC fashion and called one of our great donors Ted Jones at Fletcher Jones Mercedes and I called him when we were at the SoHo House for the PAC-12 dinner and he said, 'Let me guess, you're calling about Silas. Where y'at?'"
"So he sent his big ole Mercedes jet which was in Vegas to pick us up in LA. We got done with the PAC-12 meetings. We flew to White Plains, NY. It was myself, my dad, our running backs coach, our o-line coach."
"We called Coach Orgeron. He was in Louisiana. He got on a plane. Our defensive backs coach was in Nebraska. He got on a plane. The only two we couldn't get were our quarterbacks coach (Clay Helton). He was in Mexico because everybody was on vacation. Our receivers coach (Tee Martin) was on a cruise, so we tried to get a helicopter to go get him, but they wouldn't let us do it."
"We're in Norwalk, CT, up near you guys. We met at a Dunkin Donuts. Got our game plan, went into the house for a 3.5 hour presentation and flew back."
When you send six coaches cross country, its impact is undeniable. The fact is, the no-hesitation approach may be the difference in SC winning the PAC-12 and playing for the national championship.
In case you missed the latest SC ticket promo video, you've got to see this. It's legit.
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