SI: What's the easiest part of being the boss of your dad, assistant coach Monte Kiffin?
LK: Having so much background that it's easy to communicate with him. Anything that comes up, you just go in and talk. Obviously I've known him for a long time.
SI: Does the technological part of the job weird him out at all?
LK: With a lot of the veteran coaches the technology is so different than just face-to-face communication. Or just a phone call. That's where things have really changed.
SI: VIDEOS OF YOUR PLAYERS EXPRESSING THEMSELVES KEEP GOING VIRAL. WHY?
LK: WE HAVE GUYS WHO USE A LOT OF MEDIA: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, ET CETERA. THEY'RE CREATIVE. AS LONG AS IT'S NOT HURTING US, WE ENCOURAGE IT.
SI: In today's culture, coaches have become celebrities. Has that impacted your public life?
LK: Old guys joke about things they used to do, stuff nowadays there's no way you could do because of camera phones. Everything's changed. You know going in that you give up a lot of privacy as a public figure.
SI: One of Junior Seau's last moments on earth was at the spring game. What was it like having him back in Troy?
LK: He was in our locker room at halftime. Guys were talking to him. He was smiling and talking about the great memories, [how] walking down the tunnel and playing at SC were just better than everything. Including the Super Bowl. It was really neat having him around.