Kiffin can pretty clearly recruit. Why and how, I'm not sure, but then I'm not an insanely talented 18-year-old with grown men drooling at my feet, begging me to let them pay for my education in exchange for playing football for them. So my failure to comprehend Kiffin's recruiting allure is quite meaningless. He's an excellent recruiter.
He's also clearly a pretty awful human being, and I've been delighted to see his performance this year support my dearly held belief that he's not a very good coach overall. I was beginning to doubt that, but I can set aside that doubt for awhile now.