Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/29/13
The news early Sunday morning that Lane Kiffin had been fired as the head football coach at USC brought swift reaction ranging from speculation on a replacement to career advice for Kiffin. Here are some of the early observations on Twitter, catching you up to the turmoil in Troy in five easy tweets: #USC A.D. Pat Haden met with advisers in tiny room during third quarter of ASU loss. This where decision was made to fire Lane Kiffin -- InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) September 29, 2013 Several #USC players I've spoken to are not unhappy with firing of Lane Kiffin -- InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) September 29, 2013 Current #USC coaching candidates: 1. James Franklin (Vandy), 2. Jeff Fisher (Rams), 3. Jack Del Rio, 4. Chris Petersen (Boise) -- InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) September 29, 2013 To no one's surprise, football power USC fires coach @Lane_Kiffin . Athletic Director Pat Haden next? http://t.co/oYdS8znUDt @LATimesKlein -- Patrick McMahon (@PMoneyLA) September 29, 2013 Lane Kiffin was given option to resign but instead chose termination, per #USC sources -- InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) September 29, 2013 It's a work day for most of the numerous former Trojans now in the NFL, but the word did start to spread early in the day. Dang ...heard kiff got fired. -- Robert Woods (@robertwoods) September 29, 2013 What might be next for Kiffin as well as the football program? Batting leadoff on the subject is the Birminghman News. Based on Lane Kiffin's career arc getting jobs he's unqualified for, this frees him up to succeed Bud Selig. -- Jon Solomon (@jonsol) September 29, 2013 The usual suspects will also get mentioned today (Jeff Fisher, Jack Del Rio) as Lane Kiffin replacements #USC -- InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) September 29, 2013 Not surprisingly, the media wasn't very gentle: Any coach in any sport ever get as many high profile gigs w/o merit as Lane Kiffin? -- Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) September 29, 2013 RT @Nate_Allbomb : That awkward moment when we all realize that Al Davis was sane & credible with his Lane Kiffin comments. -- Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) September 29, 2013 Perhaps #LaneKiffin could get a job in politics. We hire unqualified ppl all the time in that field, who continue to get nothing done. -- MikeDubberlyGDA (@MikeDubberlyGDA) September 29, 2013 I never get delight or joy out of a person losing their job, but I'm not sad about Lane Kiffin. Left 3 wks b4 signing day. All is right -- RJ Choppy (@rjchoppy) September 29, 2013 And, under the heading of "everyone's a comic," we have these observations: . @Lane_Kiffin is still following @ADHadenUSC . https://t.co/HnQlS793QN Probably hoping for a ride home. -- SportsPickle (@sportspickle) September 29, 2013 Don't worry Lane Kiffin, many of football's greatest coaches were fired in the middle of the night like, um. Ok forget it -- Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) September 29, 2013 #TREVOR4USC RT @celebrityhottub : If Lane Kiffin really got fired in the LAX parking lot, that is THE BEST GTA V MISSION EVER. -- edsbs (@edsbs) September 29, 2013
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