USC athletic director Pat Haden offered his full support for football coach Lane Kiffin in this pre-Pac-12 media day video.
Key quote: “I anticipate the media will ask me if our football coach is on the hot seat this year. . . . he is not. I’m behind Lane Kiffin 100 percent.”
Later, Haden said, “He’s a dynamic playcaller in my estimation. I firmly believe we’ll bounce back strong.”