Although No. 2 Oregon’s trip to face No. 16 Washington may be the backdrop for this weekend’s ESPN College GameDay, the addition of Lane Kiffin to the set—alongside Paul Finebaum—will be the main reason we all tune in.
According to T.J. Simers of The Orange County Register, the former USC head coach is set to join Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and the rest of the gang in Seattle this weekend. Kiffin, who was recently fired following the Trojans' 62-41 loss to Arizona State on Sept. 28, will be making his first appearance on the show.
That alone is not why Saturday should be interesting.
Being called a child is one thing, but Miley Cyrus?
With nothing much else taking up his time these days, Kiffin surely heard Finebaum’s comments one way or another. Should we expect him to do anything about it?
As a recently fired head coach, Kiffin has already suffered enough embarrassment. Ripping on an analyst isn’t the best way to start rebuilding an already tarnished reputation.
Not to mention, it would be extremely surprising if ESPN even allows the pair to be within five feet of each other.
While there’s no doubt an on-air war of words would certainly provide for some entertaining TV, it’s the last thing GameDay needs right now. Especially given the backlash following analyst David Pollack’s comments on Condoleezza Rice’s expected inclusion on the College Football Playoff selection committee during last week’s show.
Regardless, it all adds up to what should be a very entertaining show.