The departure of Monte Kiffin only underscores again what a disappointment this season turned out to be. The schedule had Oregon and Notre Dame at home. USC had the most-explosive offense in the nation according to most pundits.
The reduction of 10 scholarships was something that could be weathered for at least a season. Instead, it was squandered and Lane Kiffin was probably forced to remove his father.
It really should have turned out different and why it didn’t is something more important than just blaming the defense.