More On The Brawling Trogans: Making Hello Kiffin Look Clueless

Sideout11 fanshotted the story about Kiffin's Trogans assaulting each other (well if they were not Trogan football players they'd probably be charged and arrested for assault) in practices. The details around the story is interesting and it make Hello Kiffin ... look ... well clueless (emphasis added throughout):

According to witnesses, Havili hit Bryant after the pair exchanged words during a relay race near the end of Friday's conditioning session, which was the final workout before football practices began this week.

Havili yelled at Bryant to hurry up and Bryant responded with an expletive. Havili then ran about 30 yards and punched Bryant, according to sources.

"I feel terrible about it," Havili said. "We got into it. It was heated. We were all fired up and emotions were high. I let it get the best of me. I do regret it and feel bad about it.

"I spoke to T.J. and there are no hard feelings."

USC strength coaches were present during the altercation and informed coach Lane Kiffin, who did not think anyone got injured. But doctors made Bryant undergo X-rays during his team physical Wednesday and surgery was recommended. The junior, who is challenging for a starting spot, is expected to miss three to four weeks.

Kiffin said he did not know if he would suspend Havili.

Hmm. So Hello Kiffin thought Bryant was just fine after hearing about the fight and did nothing until the doctors found out the Bryant needed surgery?

And what about Havili? Will there be any discipline for a guy who reportedly sprinted 30 yards to assault a team-mate causing him to have surgery? According to the Trojan Times don't bet on any disciplinary measures from Kiffin against his only scholarship fullback on the roster:

With D.J. Shoemate transferring to Connecticut last month, Havili is the only scholarship fullback in camp. Asked if the three-year starter would be suspended, Kiffin said, "I don't know that yet. I'm still trying to get everything together."

New offensive coordinator Kennedy Pola said he would support Havili "like a parent."

"I'm not going to throw the baby out with the bathwater-type thing," said Pola, who coaches running backs. "Just be there and, hopefully, [he'll] make the right decision the next time something like that happens."

This is not the first time that Trojans teammates have been involved in an altercation that left one in surgery. Before spring practice in 2005, receiver Steve Smith broke tight end Dominique Byrd's jaw in a fight over a debt owed from playing video games.

Kiffin was on the Trojans staff at the time. Neither player was suspended by former coach Pete Carroll.

Yep. That's the same Kennedy Pola who was pursued my Ethical Pat Haden. Guess nothing has changed over there. Sounds like a program Haden's mother will be really proud of.


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