USC Fires Lane Kiffen

USC fired head football coach Lane Kiffin early Sunday morning following the Trojans’ 62-41 loss to Arizona State on Saturday, SC was 3-2 on the season.

This is really no surprise that USC had to get rid of Kiffen.  It’s a surprise that it came 5 games into the season which makes their coaching search difficult.

Kiffin arrived at USC in 2010 after two short stints with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders and the Tennessee Volunteers. The Trojans were hit with NCAA sanctions stemming from the previous era under Pete Carroll, which included the loss of 30 scholarships over three years and a two-year postseason ban. Nevertheless, Kiffin finished 8-5 in his first season at the helm, jumped to 10-2 in 2011 — a mark that included a win over No. 4 Oregon — and headed into the 2012 campaign with the preseason No. 1 team in the AP Poll.

Many thought he would be fired after last season but he was backed by AD Pat Haden heading into this season.  Kiffen has never been adored by fans or the media and comes off as an arrogant man that has yet prove anything in his coaching career.  Many feel he has only got where he is due to his father Monty Kiffen.

Who knows where USC where go from here.  They will most likely have to use an interim coach the rest of the season and hire a coach in the off season.

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