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Southern California athletic director Pat Haden says Trojans men's basketball coach Kevin O'Neill has been relieved of his duties.
The school says assistant coach Bob Cantu will serve as interim head coach while USC searches for a successor.
Haden says in a news release that it became evident to him this season that the program needed new leadership and that it was best to make the change now to ''re-energize'' the team.
O'Neill, who was in his fourth year, had a 48-65 overall record, including a 6-26 record last season. The Trojans are 7-10 this season.
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USC Trojans head football coach Lane Kiffin has done some questionable things during his coaching career. And the latest story involving a recruit alleging that Kiffin pulled his scholarship three days prior to arriving on campus isn't likely to help Kiffin's reputation, either.From Yahoo! Sports:Defensive end Kylie Fitts, a four-star recruit Rivals ranked seventh nationally...
USC cornerback Nickell Robey said Sunday he would forgo his final season of eligibility and make himself available for the NFL draft.
Robey, a three-year starter for the Trojans, said he made his decision a few days ago and informed Coach Lane Kiffin.
He respected my decision, Robey said. Its a business decision, like any other important decision Ive made my whole life.
Kylie Fitts is a four-star defensive end recruit from Redlands (Calif.) East Valley High School who was set to enroll at USC this month, but Lane Kiffin reportedly threw a kink in his plans. According to the Riverside Press-Enterprise, Fitts was offered a scholarship from USC that inspired him to take extra classes in order to finish high school early. He was supposed to be on the...
USC (7-10, 2-2) must now focus on moving forward through the remainder of its Pac-12 schedule without four-year head coach Kevin O'Neill. O'Neill was let go by athletic director Pat Haden on Monday.
USC athletic directo Pat Haden announced Monday that Kevin O'Neill was relieved of his coaching duties as the head coach of the men's basketball team. Haden elected assistant coach Bob Cantu to serve as the interim head coach as USC conducts a coaching search. Cantu spoke with FOX Sports NEXT the same day the news was announced.
I suppose former USC defensive lineman Armond Armstead would have a problem with being associated with USC in the headline and in this sentence since he is suing them for allegedly causing the heart attack that caused him to miss the 2011 season and go undrafted in the 2012 draft. But that’s what happened and he DID play there for three seasons.
Armstead played the 2012 season...
Lane Kiffin just can’t stop bringing negative attention to the USC program. In the six months alone, Kiffin has lied about his coaches poll vote, prohibited visiting teams from doing walkthroughs at the Coliseum, pulled a walk-ons scholarship to give it to a player fresh out jail, briefly banned a reporter for doing his job, and had to fire a student manager who deflated balls...
USC junior cornerback Nickell Robey decides to forego his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
Kevin O'Neill (photo courtesy USC)
LOS ANGELES - Even defeating Utah couldn't save Kevin O'Neill's basketball coaching job.
University of Southern California athletic director Pat Haden apparently had had enough, firing O'Neill after going 1-14 on the road - the one victory came on a 76-59 victory at Utah on Saturday. O'Neill started this season 7-10...