Active Trojans first learned of Lane Kiffin's hiring — along with his father Monte and recruiting coordinator extraordinaire Ed Orgeron — in a text message just before the story broke, sent to them by director of football operations Matt Capurro.
Since then, there have been quite a few public comments issued on the internet by some players on the team. Here are all the player comments we could gather up from Twitter and Facebook.
Byron Moore, freshman cornerback, via Twitter: "we on the way to the top...TROJANS...i thought u knew."
Brandon Carswell, redshirt sophomore receiver, via Twitter: "Lane Kiffin, one of my recruiters for a little bit, Norm Chow a master of offense, Monte Kiffin, no need for anything, I'm juiced!!!"
Torin Harris, freshman corner, via Facebook: "lane kiffin it is."
Brice Butler, redshirt freshman receiver, via Twitter: "I'm low key really happy right now that we got a new coach that won't change the whole team"..."I'm happy wit the new situation... Felt like it was the best move since coach left.. That was a big loss."
Matt Barkley, freshman quarterback, via Twitter: "I was pretty bummed, now I'm stoked.. It's a great day to be Trojan!! Fight On!"
Ahmed Mohktar, redshirt sophomore tailback, via Facebook, asterisk his: "Smoke weed talk sh*t like Lane Kiffin."
Oh, and in case you were wondering, Lane Kiffin's twitter account has been disabled.