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Lane Kiffin Takes The LeBron James Route

USC football head coach Lane Kiffin seems to have a degree in feather ruffling. The brash young coach was profiled in the upcoming issue of Men’s Journal, and it seems he has embraced the role of villain, or at least has delusions of grandeur, per GoVolsExtra.com:

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“I could sit here and say, ‘Why did Oakland happen? Why did leaving Tennessee cause the trouble it did?’ Those things happened to prep me for this, to be a stable manager in a crisis. My model was Obama and his coolness under fire, the confidence he projects during disaster.”

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Not only does Kiffin aspire to be like the President of the United States, but he also shows some flashes of LeBron James as well. James last week tweeted a warning to his detractors:

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Don’t think for one min that I haven’t been taking mental notes of everyone taking shots at me this summer. And I mean everyone!

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Kiffin apparently has also been taking mental notes:

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“We’re still USC, still the team that others fear, and still the school that trains you for the NFL. We’re King Kong to deal with when we aren’t pissed off, and now we’ve got a chip on our shoulder.”

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