Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle says he stands in awe of USC's Lane Kiffin.
"The man has become a celebrated coach without doing anything. There's nobody quite like him. Or is there?
"I was talking with KNBR's Brian Murphy, who mentioned that Kiffin is exactly like another public figure who skyrocketed to national prominence despite an almost complete lack of credentials, but with confidence bordering on arrogance. Assets: Nice hair, gift of gab, refusal to be deterred by being in over one's head in terms of job qualification.
"Yes, Kiffin is the Sarah Palin of sports."
Ostler points to Kiffin's recruitment of a seventh-grade quarterback.
"I wasn't aware USC had 13-year-old recruiting hostesses. This was the first letter-of-intent signed in crayon.
"Now USC faces a possible NCAA investigation into the recruiting of young David Sills, in the wake of reports that the Tooth Fairy left him an Escalade."
Thanks to Image of Sport.