(CBS) Lane Kiffin has never been accused of being an honest man and we were reminded why this week.
When asked about the USA TODAY Coaches Poll, the USC Trojans head coach said: “I would not vote USC No. 1, I can tell you that.”READ MORE: Chicago Culture Celebrates The City While Giving Back To Youth For Black History Month
The problem is, he did.
In the first poll of the season, Kiffin was one of 19 coaches to vote USC No. 1, according to USA TODAY.READ MORE: Mother And 10-Year-Old Daughter Dead, 4 Family Members Hospitalized After House Fire In Auburn Gresham
Coaches’ votes aren’t usually revealed until the last vote of the season, but “when a voter volunteers false or misleading information about his vote in public, then USA TODAY Sports, in its oversight role as administrator of the poll, will set the record straight to protect the poll’s integrity,” according to the newspaper.
That’s exactly what the publication did in this case.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Warm But Wet Sunday Morning Ahead Of Cold Front
Of course, Kiffin claims the quote didn’t misrepresented his vote, even though the quote is the exact opposite of what he actually did.