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Lane Kiffin made his first public comments on Saturday since being unceremoniously ousted as USC football coach.
Kiffin accepted blame for what has transpired with the Trojans. After the team's 62-41 loss to Arizona State on Sept. 29, athletic director Pat Haden fired Kiffin as the team returned home .
"To have that taken away, it was very hard. It's been a very hard two weeks," Kiffin said.
It was an ugly end to a messy tenure that saw Kiffin finish 28-15 in just less than four years while the Trojans were under NCAA sanction. He was 4-7 in his final 11 games.
"Pat has a very hard job, and I understand an athletic director's job, being around the sport so long," Kiffin said. "Even though he may see what's going on on the inside and how hard it was to deal with the sanctions and our reduced roster, at the same time he has a lot of people to answer to."
Here's the full interview, and you can appreciate the Washington fans' taunts in the background:
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Former USC head coach Lane Kiffin joined the ESPN College GameDay staff this morning to give some insight into what the past two weeks have been like since his firing. And while he was booed wildly by Washington fans, he did give some pretty honest answers on a series of difficult questions. When asked what it was like watching USC face off against Arizona on TV this past Thursday...
Recently fired USC Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin made an appearance on College Gameday to discuss what happened during his tenure and to talk football. Fortunately, one fan in Seattle, Washington not only created this hysterical sign, but managed to get perfect placement behind Kiffin to create this amazing screen grab. Fantastic work.
Guess it didn't take long for USC to move on from the Lane Kiffin era.
Just a little over two and a half minutes into USC's matchup Thursday against Arizona, quarterback Cody Kessler dropped back, set his feet, and threw the monstrous 62-yard touchdown pass you see above to wide receiver Nelson Agholor, giving the Trojans an early lead and a hungry Coliseum crowd something...
Lane Kiffin appeared on ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday to talk about his failed tenure at USC.
The result was chants by Washington University fans reminding Kiffin “you got fired.”
“Obviously I’m to blame being the head coach,” he said. “There are a lot of things I should’ve done better. At the same time, I’m very proud of our time there. If you...
Former USC coach Lane Kiffin gave an interview to Tom ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday morning. The Washington fans subjected the former Trojan head coach to signs reminding him of his tragic demise and departure from USC. To add salt to the wound the Husky crowd started a “You Got Fired” chant.
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Former USC coach Lane Kiffin made an appearance on ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday morning, and he had to have known what he was in for. Washington fans who were gearing up for their biggest game of the season against No. 2 Oregon had no problem expending time and energy to rag on Kiffin. ESPN’s […]
Former USC head coach Lane Kiffin appeared on College GameDay at Washington this morning for a big, fancy exclusive interview with Chris Fowler that was always going to fall short of the hype. Nothing newsworthy or interesting really happened and there wasnt even any sign that Kiffin may be any good on TV in the future.
We did get one excellent sign about Lane Kiffin though...
It’s a tough time for me T…Former USC coach Lane Kiffin was on the set of College Gameday today and the UW students didn’t hold back. Props to UW, here are some more great Gameday signs if you need a quick laugh.-TOUniversity Of Washington Doing Work On GamedayLane Kiffin Spotted Leaving Los Angeles
Two weeks after being fired by USC, former Trojans coach Lane Kiffin was in Seattle for an interview with Chris Fowler during ESPN College GameDay.
College GameDay is live from Seattle on Saturday for the first time in the ESPN show’s history for the battle between No. 2 Oregon at No. 19 Washington. Despite the location, fans from Washington State, Washington’s instate rival, will be representing, proudly displaying their Cougars flags. Washington State has a tradition of having a representative at each GameDay location...
Who would have thought that bringing back cookies, opening up practices and adding some fun to football would turn things around quickly at USC? That’s exactly what interim head coach Ed Orgeron has done and it showed Thursday night as the Trojans blasted Pac-12 foe Arizona 38-31 in the first game after former head coach Lane Kiffin’s firing.
While it was just one game, the vibe...
Fresh off his firing from USC, Lane Kiffin headed to College GameDay to give his first public interview. The interview was what you expected it to be, but the reaction on Twitter was glorious. Not to mention the below sign.
We gathered the best of Twitter’s reactions for your viewing pleasure.
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It was ugly early for Arizona on Thursday night.
Which, of course, meant the Wildcats had to rally late. And while they did, it wasn't quite enough, as Arizona turned a rout into doubt in the final minutes of the fourth quarter but still suffered a 38-31 loss to USC in Ed Orgeron's debut as the Trojans' interim coach.
For USC, there is life after Lane Kiffin. For Arizona...
After leading USC to a 38-31 win over Arizona Thursday night and radically changing the atmosphere around the school’s football program in just 12 days, it appears interim head coach Ed Orgeron is, indeed, auditioning for the full-time job. After Thursday’s win, USC athletic director Pat Haden said he would certainly consider Orgeron for the job depending on how the rest of the...
The most noteworthy headline recently in college football concerned USC’s decision to release former head coach Lane Kiffin of his duties in the aftermath of the Trojans’ ugly 62-41 defeat in Tempe suffered at the hands of the Arizona State Sun Devils. Upon Kiffin’s firing, the Trojans announced that they had promoted assistant Ed Orgeron to interim head coach for the remainder...