Found November 30, 2012 on
Following USC’s loss last weekend to Notre Dame (their fourth in five games) it seemed inevitable that change was coming in some form in Los Angeles. Athletic Director Pat Haden insisted that head coach Lane Kiffin was safe and Haden also mentioned that he’d leave it up to his head coach to make all decisions on the future of his staff. But to appease a frustrated fan-base after a disappointing 7-5 season, it did seem like change was coming in some form.
Well, it did come, late Thursday night with the “resignation” of defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin to pursue opportunities in the NFL. Monte is of course the father of Lane.
Here is what Monte had to say about the situation via a release from the school:
"I wanted to make this announcement now so that our players who are preparing for the bowl game and our recruits who will be visiting campus are aware," said Monte Kiffin. "I really enjoyed my time at USC and the opportunity I had to work with our players a...
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LOS ANGELES -- USC assistant football coach Monte Kiffin announced Thursday that he will resign from the Trojan staff after USC's upcoming bowl game in order to pursue opportunities in the NFL.
"I wanted to make this announcement now so that our players who are preparing for the bowl game and our recruits who will be visiting campus are aware," said Kiffin. "I...
Monte Kiffin is resigning his from his job as USC defensive coordinator. The father of Trojan head football coach Lane Kiffin made his announcement on Thursday, after the end of a disappointing season. Translation: Monte's falling on the sword to take heat off of Lane.
''I wanted to make this announcement now so that our players who are
preparing for the bowl...
Southern California assistant head coach Monte Kiffin resigned from his son's coaching staff Thursday night after a miserable season for the Trojans' defense.
Monte Kiffin announced in a news release that he will leave USC after the Trojans' bowl game next month to pursue a return to the NFL.
''I wanted to make this announcement now so that our players who are...
Southern California assistant head coach Monte Kiffin has resigned from his son's coaching staff after a miserable season for the Trojans' defense.
Lane Kiffin announced Wednesday night that his father will leave USC to pursue an NFL return after the Trojans' bowl game next month.
The 72-year-old Monte Kiffin is considered one of the most influential defensive coaches...
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...
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USC junior Nickell Robey spoke with FOX Sports NEXT following the Trojans loss to Notre Dame about the regular season finale and about his thoughts on leaving early for the NFL.
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Late show this week. Sager Bombs fills in for Fig Jam. We review the Huskies choke job in the Apple Cup. Summary: Ugh.
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USC knew when Pete Carroll left for the Seattle Seahawks that the next few years wouldn’t be easy.
It didn’t, however, have to tie both hands behind its back.
Yet that is exactly what happened when the Trojans elected to hire Lane Kiffin, last seen looking hopelessly clueless on the USC sideline with less than 5 minutes to go on Saturday night.
There is no question Kiffin stepped...