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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 at his position, was committed to USC and took extra high school classes so he could graduate early and enroll at the university in January.Fitts talked to a couple USC coaches at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 5 and they said they were ready to have him on campus. But the following Monday, he received a call saying his scholarship was no longer available for the spring semester.Fitts was supposed to be on campus on Jan. 10.The Trojans didn't pull his scholarship entirely, but deferred him to the fall. However, since Fitts had already graduated high school, he had nowhere to go and didn'...
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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...
If Lane Kiffin was hoping to recover from an underwhelming 2012 season in which preseason No.1 USC...
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It’s safe to say that of every major program in college football, no team has dealt with more off the field drama than USC over the past several months. The Trojans entered the season ranked No. 1 in the country in most polls, before losing five of their last six games and limping to a 7-6 record overall. Entering 2013 there is little doubt in anyone’s mind that Lane Kiffin is...
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.
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...
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...
Unquiet on the Western Front - The Pac-12, Mountain West, and BYU.
The Real Slim Shady?
USC head football coach Lane Kiffin is recruiting techniques are called "shady" by a high school football coach. (USA Today/azcentral.com)
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Arizona hires Jim Michalczikas its new offensive line coach. (Arizona Sports)
Welcome to the Fallout - Sunday news and notes.
Obligatory Johnny Manziel item of the day.
Brad Townsend looks ahead to Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel's potential in the NFL. Manziel would be eligible for the NFL Draft after the 2013 season. It's more likely that he commit after the 2014 season, however. (The Dallas Morning News)
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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 junior cornerback Nickell Robey decides to forego his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
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.