Lane Kiffin, and five of his men, took a private jet across the country to get themselves a new running back. And, it worked damn it. This is what Kiffin told Colin Cowherd:
“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.”
Damn, that’s how you recruit a top-tier prospect. No wonder Redd was out the door in Happy Valley the instant that Joe Paterno statue came down.
The only thing that could have made Kiffin’s recruiting effort more impressive? If he brought his ridiculously hot wife along.