What took you so long, USC?
That's essentially the sentiment from Cordell Broadus, a 4-star recruit from Diamond Bar High School's (Calif.) class of 2015 and son of hip-hop star Snoop Lion (previously Snoop Dogg), when asked about the firing of Lane Kiffin.
The firing, while hardly a surprise to those who saw the Trojans limp to a meager 7-6 record in 2012 and stumble to a 3-2 2013 record with losses to Washington State and Arizona State, was still the hot topic of conversation on Monday morning.
While everyone is busy debating who might helm the Trojans more permanently down the road and what lies ahead for Kiffin, we might as well get some thoughts from the future of USC football, which is essentially what 247Sports did.
The website compiled quotes from a number of promising recruits on their thoughts about Kiffin and his abrupt departure.
The usual amount of shock and well wishes are there, but then we get to Broadus' thoughts:
I feel that he should have been fired a while ago and USC is going to raise the bar now because the new coaching staff next year and I’m anxious to see what they are going to look like.
Tell us how you really feel, young man.
Still, that isn't nearly as strong as Long Beach Poly's John Smith, who offered, "I already knew it was coming. So it doesn’t change anything until they do something."
Until now, there wasn't a great deal of certainty coming from Snoop's house. One minute the rap star is a USC homer, and the next he is representing the baby blues of the UCLA Bruins.
Here is a tweet from Bruins coach Jim Mora showing off Snoop's fandom:
What we do know is his son is a remarkable athlete and not the least bit surprised Kiffin was yanked before the end of the season, which is precisely what most pundits were thinking.
Besides being a swift receiver who happens to have a famous father, he might also be one who isn't afraid to speak his mind.
Really, those are the best kinds of athletes anyway.
As Rivals notes, Broadus has an offer from both UCLA and USC, among other football programs. While it's unclear where he will sign, Kiffin's firing certainly didn't hurt the Trojans' chances of procuring Snoop's son.
As for Kiffin, it seems like he was one of the last to know he was gone.
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