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Lane Kiffin weighs in on Reggie Bush Heisman reinstatement

On Wednesday morning, the breaking news of the day was legendary USC running back Reggie Bush getting his 2005 Heisman trophy reinstated after a long and infamous period in which it was taken away from him for “receiving improper benefits.”

Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin, an infamous social media user when it comes to hot topics in the world of college sports, shared his take.

The long held and popular opinion was that Bush should never have lost his Heisman and that the trophy should be returned to him and Bush himself back in the good graces of the Heisman committee.

This topic gained even more steam through the NIL era due to the fact that any benefits Bush received at the time would be completely permissible now.

Kiffin, who was the Trojans’ offensive coordinator at the time, posted that this new development is great and that Bush is the best to ever do it:

Bush is considered to be one of the best college athletes in history and helped to lead USC on a run that was one of the most impressive the sport has ever seen.

The 2005 Trojans team was going for a third straight national championship, and if not for the heroics of Vince Young and Texas at the Rose Bowl, would have done just that.

Kiffin has had quite the path since that run including a brief stint in Oakland in the NFL, one season at Tennessee before taking the head job at USC and being fired four years later.

That led Kiffin to Alabama where he helped bring Nick Saban’s offense into the light of modern college football and eventually after a stop at Florida Atlantic, the head man at Ole Miss since 2020.

Michael Brauner is a Senior Sports Analyst and Contributing Writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @MBraunerWNSP

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