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USC was blasted by UCLA on Saturday, which started the rumor mill and conversation regarding Lane Kiffin’s status as head coach for the future with the Trojans.
ESPN Los Angeles is reporting that Kiffin was told he’d absolutely be back as head coach in 2013, regardless of the outcome against the Bruins, according to athletic director Pat Haden.
“Absolutely,” Haden said in the message.
The 7-4 Trojans started the season ranked No. 1, but have already lost three of games this month. Kiffin took the brunt of the blame for the disastrous season.
“Obviously, we’re extremely disappointed in the season. We’re too talented to have this many losses, and that falls on me,” Kiffin said.
I’m not sure you can remove Kiffin, esepcially with the Trojans still dealing with loss of scholarships from the sanctions levied because of Reggie Bush. Kiffin has one more season, in my opinion, to get the defense corrected. He should benefit from tempered expectations for next season.
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USC Athletic Director Pay Hayden assured head coach lane Kiffin before today’s game vs. UCLA that he would be back in 2013 no matter the results of the past few games. The Trojans went out and fell behind 24-0, similar to the opening of their game vs. Oregon, but mounted a comeback that fell short 38-28, as UCLA will play in the inaugural PAC-12 championship game and not the...
Lane Kiffin is known for many things. Draw your own conclussions. However, he is known for holding is cards close regarding discussing player injuries. And now, here's this. Yesterday's practive video shows freshman quarterback Matt Wittek taking snaps preparing to be the starter for Saturday's game with Notre Dame. That's fine, no problem at all. Starter Matt Barkley...
USC Coach Lane Kiffin speaks with the media following Tuesday's practice as USC prepares for its regular season finale hosting top-ranked and undefeated Notre Dame.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin talks with the media following Wednesday's practice as the Trojans continue to prepare for No. 1 Notre Dame.
When USC coach Lane Kiffin, asked about his job security following Saturday's 38-28 loss to UCLA, casually mentioned that university higher-ups told him he would be back next season, it was as if everyone in the room arched an eyebrow in unison.
Kiffin, who was called a "flat-out liar" by Al Davis when he was fired by the Raiders, had earlier this season told...
I've been patiently waiting. I've given Lane Kiffin the benefit of the doubt and took the whole 'wait and see' approach to Kiffin. The 'fire Lane Kiffin' bandwagon has been gaining steam for awhile now. Week after week, a few more people hop onto the bandwagon, and I've been reluctant to get on. I didn't want to get on it, but after yet another game...
USC Coach Lane Kiffin's press conference following the Trojans 38-28 loss to UCLA.
USC redshirt freshman quarterback Max Wittek is confident the Trojans will take down No. 1 Notre Dameon Saturday night.
In an interview on 710 ESPN Radio in Los Angeles, Wittek expressed confidence in his abilities — and trust in head coach Lane Kiffin leading into the showdown against Notre Dame.
“If he wants to air it out, let’s air it out,” Wittek said of Kiffin. “If...
Tennessee was recently given a additional penalties and probation for major violations committed by former assistant coach (under Lane Kiffin) Willie Mack Garza. Mr. Garza reimbursed a street agent's for expenses incurred bringing a prospect to Knoxville for an unofficial visit. The prospects name was Lache Seastrunk and the street agent was Willie Lyles.
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The USC Trojans started the season ranked in the top 3 in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls, but after 4 disappointing losses have dropped out of the top 25 completely.
This has a lot of USC fans calling for Trojan coach Lane Kiffin to be fired. Kiffin has lost some big games this year by very small margins.
L – Stanford 21 – 14
L – Arizona 39 -36
L – Oregon 62...
That was the slogan of a very popular t-shirt among young USC football fans a couple of years ago. It was a preshrunk cotton middle finger to Trojan haters. It meant “Yeah, our coach is an arrogant prick, and we love it because we’re better than you.”
Those t-shirts disappeared as quickly as the “Mike Williams Is Gangsta” shirts did in 2003 (those are so obsolete you can’t...
According to Lane Kiffin, USC’s starting quarterback Matt Barkley won’t play against the Fighting Irish Saturday. Barkley suffered an injury in USC’s loss to UCLA this past Saturday, and it’s apparently a shoulder sprain. This is big, big news for top-ranked Notre Dame. Since they’ll play against a USC team without their starting QB, it looks like we’ll see them in the BCS title game!
Earlier this week, Lane Kiffin announced that Matt Barkley would not play in Saturday's game against Notre Dame. With Barkley out, the Trojans' upset hopes now rest on the arm of redshirt freshman Max Wittek. Wittek only has nine pass attempts for the season and has taken limited snaps in his young career.
With a redshirt freshman at the helm and the Irish likely to play...
DENVER - Kim Grinolds and Chris Fetters of Dawgman.com hash out the good, bad and not-so ugly of Washington's 38-3 win over Colorado at Folsom Field in Boulder, as well as UCLA's win over USC and Lane Kiffin's future, as well as the losses to Oregon and Washington State and what that all means too. Plenty to chew on during a busy Saturday, so let's get to it!
USC head coach Lane Kiffin announced that senior quarterback Matt Barkley will be out for the game against Notre Dame this coming Saturday. Barkley suffered an AC sprain late in the loss to UCLA.
Without Barkley, Notre Dame seems like a lock for the BCS title game.
Of course this is college football and crazy stuff happens.
Kiffin on Matt Barkley said out for Notre Dame.