While pinning down USC coach Lane Kiffin's and his dad, defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin's, exact salary figures isn't possible unless the private school releases the contracts, ESPN.com's Bruce Feldman took issue with the HBO Real Sports report that Lane Kiffin makes $4 million annually and his dad $2 million.
Writes Feldman: "I spoke to a source at USC. The report of the $4 million salary for Lane Kiffin isn't accurate, nor is Monte Kiffin making "around" $2 million. In fact, I'm told that Lane Kiffin is nowhere near that 4 mil mark."
It appears Feldman's "no way" reached ears at HBO. As Michael Lev of the Orange Country Register pointed out, the final edit on the story, which premiered Tuesday night, changed the qualifiers on both salaries. In the final version Lane Kiffin made "just under" $4 million while Monte Kiffin made "almost" $2 million.
Still, neither figures to show up in a line for a soup kitchen.