LOS ANGELES -- Monte Kiffin caught a dose of "Unfinished Business" with USC also.
His recent resignation and announcement of a return to the NFL actually comes a year later than intended, he says.
Kiffin had opportunities to leave USC last January but with the announcement of T.J. McDonald and Matt Barkley returning for their senior years, Kiffin, like most of the country, figured 2012 would be a special year for USC.
Had he left after the 2011 season, he could have been able to leave on top, so to speak.
The Trojans were on cloud nine and after defeating UCLA 50-0 to end the season and were the darlings of college football.
Instead, Kiffns term as USCs defensive coordinator has come to a screeching halt.
The Trojans started the season 6-1, but then came a slew of spread teams: Arizona followed by Oregon, Arizona State, and UCLA.
They won just one of those games, and including the loss to Notre Dame to end the regular season, USC dropped four of their final five games.