As most of you have probably already heard, Al Davis has gone ahead and drafted first year coach Lane Kiffin's letter of resignation, cementing his legacy as bat-shit craziest owner in NFL history (what, you can't win a Super Bowl in year 1?). Kiffin, of course, is refusing to sign the letter, setting up an epic showdown between owner and coach.
What Al wants, Al usually gets, so expect Kiffin to walk out soon with a pile of cash. What do Lane Kiffin and the Raiders have to do with the Buckeyes? Not much, other than a hotshot young offensive mastermind will soon be on the market and not-so coincidentally, that was the difference between Ohio State and its last two SEC opponents.
Similar thoughts were floated when Norm Chow was cut loose from the Titans, but in o-coordinator years, he's getting up there. Ohio State needs an offensive coordinator that designs plays on a Blackberry. The Buckeyes should be looking for a guy that shows up for an interview with his NCAA playbook on memory card.
Kiffin, head of the only offense in NCAA history to field a 3,000 yard quarterback (Leinart), two 1,000 rushers (Bush and White) and a 1,000 receiver (Jarrett), would bring all that and more.
Of course, the Buckeyes are not likely to be looking and there's no saying whether a guy that's lived his entire life on the West coast would come to the Midwest, but it's fun to dream, isn't it?