I think "divorce" is the right label to paste on this situation. No one here really looked his best. While we rightly hold the head coach to a higher standard of maturity than his players (to whatever extent maturity is measured by appointment keeping and press conferences), B.J.'s day-of comments to his hometown newspaper paint him more a crestfallen youngster than future champion.
Kiffin is many things, but stupid doesn't seem to be one of them. We should not forget that Crompton was on the USC radar at the same time as Mark Sanchez, and (like it or not) possesses physical tools superior to anyone on the roster. No player thrived in Clawson's offense last year, and Crompton should be given a pass for his errors, pardon the pun.
For all that, I think B.J. had an amazing spring and possesses an unteachable moxie. I would love to seem him come to the new-and-hopefully-improved UTC and write a Joe Flacco story for his hometown.