Found November 30, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
Back on November 7 of this year, I wrote that USC Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin may be forced to make very difficult decision by the end of the 2012 college football season. Due to such poor play this season defensively by the Trojans, I wrote that Lane Kiffin may have to fire his father, Monte, who has served as the defensive coordinator under his son. On Thursday, that decision was made easier, as Monte Kiffin resigned as USC defensive coordinator to pursue NFL opportunities. He can call it what he wants, but we all know the truth. Monte Kiffin resigned in order to save Lane Kiffin’s job as USC head coach. Plain and simple. At 72-years-old, could Monte Kiffin return to the NFL, where he made his mark implementing such ferocious defenses with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Sure. But it is unlikely. He is not leaving to pursue other opportunities. He is leaving so that his son does not have to do it. At 7-5, this was a tremendously disappointing season for the Trojans. This is a team wh...
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