USC Shows Up to Sun Bowl Dinner One Hour Late, Georgia Tech Walks out

Emily O'Neill ElmerCorrespondent IIDecember 27, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24:  Head Coach Lane Kiffin waits before the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Harry How/Getty Images

According to KLAQ’s Duke Keith, Lane Kiffin and company were over an hour late to the Sun Bowl dinner —officially known as the Sheriffs Posse Dinner. Understandably upset by the slight, Georgia Tech players and coaches walked out. 

According to Jason Kirk of, the Trojans were not delayed for any good reason either, as the official USC Athletics Twitter account tweeted a picture of Kiffin in a sombrero and announced that USC had officially arrived in San Antonio. Since the tweet was posted at 11:34 a.m. on December 26th and the Sun Bowl shindig was scheduled later that day, it seems there were no travel issues involved in the dinner diss. Perhaps a broken team bus? 

Whatever the case, it seems no official excuse was relayed to Georgia Tech, as they walked out after waiting an hour. 

Next time you're going to be late to dinner, Lane, call ahead. 

This is not the first, second or third snafu for the embattled USC head coach, who has found himself at the center of several scandals this season. 

If Kiffin does indeed return to helm the Trojans next season, he better clean up his act.