The only one who can take him down is Lane Kiffin, the guy who still has an occasional hankering to court distractions.
"I'm always willing to look at my actions, and do them better,'' Kiffin says. "I make mistakes, and sometimes in split seconds. Then seconds later I know how wrong I was.''
But it's the hint of paranoia thrown in there at times, everyone seemingly intent on tearing him and USC down as Kiffin sees it, which seems so unnecessary.
"I deal with these 75 scholarship and walk-on players and control things really well here in this building. As well as how they think and what their performances really mean,'' Kiffin says. "In general, I do not feel the media is very positive toward game performances unless the players play perfectly."
And yet he says, "I feel the media has the same standards I do. That's what I expect from the players — perfection. But the problem is that's what everyone around them reads and hears and then it starts to get to them and suddenly it's, 'You guys really aren't very good,' and, 'Why aren't you scoring 55 points?' "
By the way, why isn't USC scoring 55 points? We're talking greatness here. Why haven't the Trojans been more impressive against some of the soft touches on their schedule? Is he already expecting a parade?
"We know how hard it is," Kiffin says. "We have less scholarship players than the other team, and while these kids know they are still going to win, it's like they don't win by enough with the media.
"You'll see it in the headlines. You read them and it's like you don't even know we won. You almost think we lost.''
For the most part, Kiffin is doing extraordinary work. But for now maybe impending greatness should be just seen and not heard whining.
Because as Jane put it so well in Season 4, Episode 14: "To whom much is given, much is expected.''
So for starters, how about 55 points?
JEFF, A UCLA fan, has a terrific idea. He emailed to say he's upset he cannot get the Pac-12 Networks on his TV, therefore missing UCLA's game with Cal.
"Perhaps we should have Coach [Jim] Mora yelling at the TV cable operators,'' writes Jeff, "instead of our sports information directors.''