Kiffin-to-Syracuse scenario still possible

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

How's this for some serious cross-linkage?

Syracuse.com blogger Brent Axe links to Ivan Maisel's story on ESPN.com about Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross saying Greg Robinson isn't getting the job done. That story included the following section:

Gross laughed off speculation that he will hire Lane Kiffin, the Raiders coach rumored to be on his way out in Oakland. The two of them worked together at USC.

Axe adds to that the following:

On the Kiffin angle in this story, Gross told me this afternoon that "hypothetically speaking, Kiffin would be a candidate in any coaching search here if one were to take place and if he was available."

Kiffin is heavily rumored to be close to being fired as the coach of the Oakland Raiders.

Something tells me this whole situation is about to get weird.