Three undefeated teams entered the weekend, hoping to prove themselves among the nation’s elite (top 10 to 15 teams). All three lost. Two left us something to work with.
Few could quibble with Pat Haden’s decision. More than a few may question the manner and the timing. Should Pat Haden have waited longer? Should he have done it after the debacle that ended last season? Should he at least have granted Kiffin the courtesy of a sleep, shower and shave? The haste suggests there was something more going on than a flat 3-2 start.