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Southern California Athletic Director Pat Haden says Lane Kiffin is not on the ''hot seat'' heading into his fourth season as the Trojans' football coach.
USC released the video on Thursday night, the day before Pac-12 football media days in California.
Haden says ''I anticipate the media will ask me if our football coach is on the hot seat this year. Here is my answer and will be my answer whenever I'm asked. He is not.''
He says he is ''behind Lane Kiffin 100 percent.''
USC is coming off a disappointing 7-6 season that started with the Trojans ranked No. 1 and ended with five losses in six games.
The team is still dealing with scholarship limitations from NCAA sanctions handed down soon after Kiffin was hired in 2010.
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Since becoming the USC football head coach, Lane Kiffin has received a lot of flak from Trojan fans. When former athletic director Mike Garrett brought Kiffin in, he expected it to be a smooth transition because of his ties to Pete Carroll, being his previous offense coordinator.
Kiffin’s first year was not easy as he USC football program was hit with tough sanctions. Also, Pat...
CULVER CITY, Calif. In 2012, USC had two reigning 1,000-yard rushers in its backfield.
Neither broke the 1K mark by season's end.
USC's running game was far less superior than it had been in years past. Lane Kiffin was and still is searching for answers.
The ground game, or lack thereof, contributed to the demise of the Trojans leading to a 7-6 2012.
However, if you ask...
Maybe Pat Haden knows something about Lane Kiffin that the rest of us don't. After an abysmally disappointing season in which USC started as the preseason No. 1 team and finished 7-6, USC head coach Lane Kiffin was believed to be under mountains of pressure to win this year. Kiffin is a great recruiter and used to be a decent play-caller, until the hype and ensuing collapse...
This means if USC struggles again Kiffin will probably be fired.
Never take these support comments seriously, AD’s lie all the time.
“I anticipate the media will ask me if our football coach is on the hot seat this year,” Haden said. “Here is my answer and will be my answer whenever I’m asked: He is not. I’m behind Lane Kiffin 100 percent. I have great confidence in him...
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CULVER CITY, Calif. While USC head coach Lane Kiffin was arguably the center of attention at Friday's Pac-12 Media Day at Sony Studios, it's clear that the favorite to win the Pac-12 South Division isn't Kiffin's Trojans.
It's their rival on the west side: UCLA.
The defending Pac-12 South champs were picked to repeat and even received a few votes to win the...
The USC Trojans limped to a disappointing six losses in 2012. Athletic director Pat Haden taped a speech stating that coach Lane Kiffin is not on the "hot seat" however.
Most of college football’s preseason hot seat coach rankings list USC coach Lane Kiffin at the top or in the top five. But if you believe...
The complete trancript of USC Head Coach Lane Kiffin as he talked with the media on Friday.