Well, that was efficient.
Lane Kiffin has been relieved of his duties as USC’s head football coach, Trojan athletic director Pat Haden announced early today (Sept. 29).
Haden informed Kiffin of his termination upon the team charter’s arrival back in Los Angeles early Sunday morning following USC’s 62-41 loss at Arizona State.
Kiffin’s Trojans have lost 7 of their past 11 games. USC is 3-2 this year and has lost both of its Pac-12 games. His overall record in 4 years at USC is 28-15.
Haden will hold a press conference at USC on Sunday afternoon at a time and place to be announced.
The arbitrary and overly harsh sanctions levied by the NCAA against USC obviously hurt the program, but Kiffin has made a series of bad decisions and has done little with the (still immense) talent available to him. However much I may delight in the Trojans’ failures, the Pac-12 needs a strong USC to be taken seriously as a top conference. Maybe Kiffin can get a job at Kansas…