USC announced in the middle of the night that Lane Kiffin was fired by athletic director Pat Haden upon arrival of the team’s chartered flight back in Los Angeles following the 62-41 loss to Arizona State. Haden will hold a press conference this afternoon.
Kiffin ends his career with a record of 28-15.
I’m assuming Ed Orgeron will be appointed interim coach but we will find out today.

  • rusoviet

    Sad for this poor sap = way beyond his pay scale = now who? Does more of the same vitriol await the replacement?

    • Independent_George

      No, but a good number of folks do believe in magic, that once the scourage of Kiffin was vanquished, SC will climb back to the top of the pac-12.

      They have no diea they are in for a lot of hurt. USC wins two more games this season.

      • ThomasTucker

        Actually, with a good coach, we may win.

    • marvgoux1

      Sad for us this product of nepotism was allowed near the SC football program.

      • max

        But U$C is all about nepotism.

  • realtrojan

    I’m relieved to see him go, but he should have been let go at the end of last season. Only thing he did was ruining another season this year.

    • Trojanpete

      It had to happen and I doubt Haden made this choice on his own. The reality is that Kiffin lost the fans/alumni/students, recruits were openly bad-mouthing him, and the offense was underperforming. The defense was good until last night. Haden’s hand was forced by boosters and people above his pay grade.

  • RememberTheFreedomBowl

    One poll had Kiffin was ranked the 2nd Worst Coach Recruits wanted to play for….#1 was ASU Coach Graham. My guess he would have been #1 if this move had not happened.

  • ThomasTucker

    @latimes reported this while Wolf was still sleeping.

    • Charlie Bucket

      tell youself that……in reality, 99% chance My Cousin Vinny called wolfman before he talked to Haden.

  • Stu Azole

    Noooooooooooo! It was the sanctions!

  • Golden Trojan

    Once College Game Day reports recruits don’t want to play for him and he’s childish, steam rolled in ASU, no crowd will show now at home, he had to go. Who made the call, Haden or Nikias or pushed by others?


      i read a report that nikias seeked out haden during the game and they talked for a good while.

  • jkstewart2

    As with the BB debacle, this story shows a lack of decision making by Pat Haden. Last year was a disaster. At $4M/yr, Kiffin’s contract should have been terminated after the GT game. To waste this season was a disservice to the players and fans.

    As for Kiffin, when Chow was shoved out, Kiffin produced big numbers with Chow’s program but failed to win the NC. In addition, Kiffin ran up scores and kept the 1st team on the field long after the games had been won. He was famous for skills that were never apparent in the games. He recruited talented ball handlers, but missed too many linemen. Still, I am surprised by last year and this year’s melt down..

    • ThomasTucker

      Let’s get real about Chow. He’s a coattail winner who basked under talented athlete athletes and winning programs created by others: Carroll, Edwards. Chow a dismal failure every place else including NFL, UCLA and the latest 3-12 at Hawaii. Hope we put Chow to bed soon.

  • B.Miller

    Now we all know who got all the talent in the Norm Chow Era..
    I think Sark took all of the offense talent and coaching, and Kiff was stuck with the bottom scraps!