11 Updates
NCAA: USC Trojans Fire Coach Lane Kiffin
Photo Credit: Getty Images

NCAA: USC Trojans Fire Coach Lane Kiffin

Sep 29 2013, 10:56pm CDT | by

The USC Trojans fired head football coach Lane Kiffin on September 29.

The Lane Kiffin era is officially over at USC. The USC Trojans' official athletics website released the following statement on September 29: "Lane Kiffin has been relieved of his duties as USC's...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

NCAA: USC Trojans Fire Coach Lane Kiffin

Sep 29 2013, 10:56pm CDT | by

NCAA: USC Trojans Fire Coach Lane Kiffin  Photo Credit: Getty Images

The USC Trojans fired head football coach Lane Kiffin on September 29.

The Lane Kiffin era is officially over at USC.

The USC Trojans' official athletics website released the following statement on September 29:

"Lane Kiffin has been relieved of his duties as USC's head football coach, Trojan athletic director Pat Haden announced early today (Sept. 29). 

"Haden informed Kiffin of his termination upon the team's charter's arrival back in Los Angeles early Sunday morning following USC's 62-41 loss at Arizona State.

"Kiffin's Trojans have lost 7 of their past 11 games, USC is 3-2 this year and has lost both of its Pac-12 games. His overall record in 4 years at USC is 28-15.

Haden will hold a press conference at USC on Sunday afternoon at a time and place to be announced." 

Haden appointed Ed Orgeron as the Trojans' interim head football coach, per ESPN Los Angeles. Orgeron expressed confidence he and the team will be able to step up.

"I want to tell you we're here as a staff to answer the bell. We're all accountable for what happened as a staff and as players. Us Trojans know how to do it." 

For his part, Haden felt the Trojans haven't lived up to the greatness they were known for in years past.

"I haven't felt particularly good even from the Hawaii game. I just felt like we haven't been the consistent team that we need to be at USC. We've played 125 years of some pretty dog-gone good football here at USC. We're just all a piece of the continuum. 

"We're going to be playing football 125 years from now. I was just a tiny piece of it, Lane was, Pete Carroll was, and we all add up to this continuum of USC football, and we just realized that our history has been great, and we need to be great again." 

The ESPN LA report adds Haden consulted with his advisers when the Arizona State Sun Devils scored 28 unanswered points in the third quarter on Saturday. That was when Haden decided to fire Kiffin. 

According to Gary Kline of the Los Angeles Times, Kiffin "has been under fire" since the end of the 2012 season, when the Trojans lost their No. 1 ranking and plummeted to a 7-6 overall record. 

Kiffin's tenure with USC saw the university being slapped with several severe penalties months after he took the job. Kline reports these penalties, which include two bowl bans and the cancellation of 30 scholarships covering a three-year period, are tied to former running back Reggie Bush.

In Kline's words,"The timing (of Kiffin's firing) also has recruiting ramifications because some top prospects in Southern California reportedly voiced concern about Kiffin's status." 

The 38-year old Kiffin coached the NFL's Oakland Raiders from 2007-08 before returning to the collegiate ranks to be the mentor of the Tennessee Volunteers in 2009. He then began his head football coaching tenure in 2010 at USC, earning an estimated $2.6 million in 2011, the "most recent year for which salary figures are available," according to Klein. 

 

 
Update
11

9 hours ago

Inside Blitz: How Rupert Murdoch is Going to Give Bill Simmons Leverage in 2015

Oct 22 2014 11:58am CDT | Source: The Big Lead

The idea for a sports/media/gambling column was hatched this summer and you can look for it every Wednesday. If you want to yell at me about something that appeared here – because let’s face it, on the Internet, it’s outrage or nothing: Jmcintyre at thebiglead dot com. The media story of the summer was Rupert Murdoch’s July attempt to take over Time Warner, a brazen move that could have had far-reaching ramifications in ...
Source: The Big Lead   Full article at: The Big Lead
 

 
Update
10

2 days ago

Roundup: Peyton Manning Breaks Record, Ebola Panic Continues & Tennis Executive Calls Serena and Venus the "Williams Brothers"

Oct 20 2014 7:10am CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Courtney Bingham, a model married to Nikki Sixx … Blake Lively shows off her baby bump on the red carpet … Italian couple end up in hospital after getting stuck having sex in the ocean … mom on meth passed out while two of her kids drowned only gets four years in prison … St. Louis County, Missouri, is in terrible need of fixing … due to Ebola fears, American Airlines flight crew locks woman in bathroom after she vomited … positive story: a 100- ...
Source: The Big Lead   Full article at: The Big Lead
 

 
Update
9

1 week ago

College Football Odds and Sods: Starkville is the Epicenter, Dan Mullen is the Alpha Dog

Oct 13 2014 11:25am CDT | Source: The Big Lead

The Magnolia teams are for real, everyone. No letdowns. Mississippi State hosted GameDay and fed from the energy, dumping Auburn 38-23 at home in a partial sloppy monsoon. Following a third emphatic win over a Top 10 divisional opponent, the Bulldogs have vaulted to No. 1 in both polls. Dak Prescott, after slogging it out for 121 yards on the ground, may be the Heisman front runner. College football’s epicenter is in Starkville, but for ho ...
Source: The Big Lead   Full article at: The Big Lead
 

 
Update
8

1 week ago

Ole Miss-Texas A&M final score: 3 things we learned from the Rebels' 35-20 win

Oct 11 2014 11:25pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Can anybody score on this defense? In a game between the SEC's top defense and the SEC's top offense, defense reigned supreme. The Ole Miss Rebels dominated the Texas A&M Aggies in College Station Saturday, shutting down Kevin Sumlin's prolific offense en route to a 35-20 victory. Combined with last week's win against Alabama, it is the first time in school history Ole Miss has won back ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
Update
7

2 weeks ago

AJ McCarron Off-Base in Criticism of Nick Saban, Alabama Offense

Oct 8 2014 1:04pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

One loss has created plenty of drama at Alabama, and some of it is coming from a highly decorated former Crimson Tide quarterback. AJ McCarron—he of three national titles and two as a starting quarterback—told Ryan Fowler of Tide 99.1 in Tuscaloosa that this particular Crimson Tide team lacks the leadership that previous Crimson Tide teams had, including in McCarron's final season in 2013 (the first and second segments ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
5

2 weeks ago

AJ McCarron criticizes Alabama offense after Ole Miss loss

Oct 8 2014 10:02am CDT | Source: SBNation

The former Tide quarterback has some recommendations for Lane Kiffin and Blake Sims. Times are tough in Tuscaloosa. Alabama is alone in fifth place in the SEC West (no, really), and the Tide's margin for error in the Playoff race has all but evaporated after a 23-17 loss to Ole Miss. In the resultant sturm und drang, Alabama fans have been second-guessing virtually everything about the program—this happens—and in particular the Crimson Tide's offensive philosophy has ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
Update
4

2 weeks ago

Former Alabama QB AJ McCarron Says Tide Lack 'True Leaders'

Oct 8 2014 9:10am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron went on the radio Tuesday and said a bunch of things to make Alabama fans angry, continuing a trend he started in the offseason. (Apparently, backing up Andy Dalton and Jason Campbell in Cincinnati is not taking up too much of his time.) Speaking his mind after the Crimson Tide lost their first game of the season at Ole Miss, McCarron questioned the leadership on the current roster. " ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
3

2 weeks ago

College Football Playoff threat watch, Week 6: FSU, featuring the SEC West

Oct 5 2014 6:44am CDT | Source: SBNation

If the season ended right now, half of college football's four-team field might be from one state. And not a state anybody would've expected. An instantaneous survey of five teams in the best position for the College Football Playoff's four spots at this very moment, plus the biggest threats looming for each. Be advised: these have nothing to do with the Top 25 polls. If you get mad about this, you will be pointed to the ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
Update
2

2 weeks ago

Alabama vs. Ole Miss final score: 3 things we learned from Rebels' 23-17 win

Oct 4 2014 6:14pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The Rebels are 5-0 for the first time since the John F. Kennedy administration, says Verne Lundquist. "College GameDay" for the first time ever. The Grove. No. 3 Alabama in the house. Celebrities in the house. Possibly insane celebrities in the house. Massive recruiting stakes. The highest expectations and hopes for Oxford in decades. And the No. 11 Rebels delivered. Ole Miss is now 5-0, 2-0 in the SEC. The Rebels are assured of their highest AP ranking ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
Update
1

2 weeks ago

How to watch Alabama vs. Ole Miss: Game guide, TV schedule, streaming, odds

Oct 4 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: SBNation

Can the Rebels show they're for real, or will the Tide remind us they're still the boss? The Ole Miss Rebels host the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, just one of a trio of top-15 SEC matchups this weekend. ESPN's College GameDay will be in Oxford for the first time as well, as if this game needed any further spice. The Rebels may have finally turned a corner as a program, and can show the world they're for real by knocking off the Tide for the first ti ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Advani leads the way to last 16
Leeds, Oct 22 (IANS) Pankaj Advani set up a mouth-watering clash with top seed and defending champion David Causier in the pre-quarterfinals of the World Billiards Championship (points format, 150-up) after both strolled through their respective round of 32 matches, here Wednesday.
 
 
Don't have power to intervene in India-West Indies dispute: ICC
Dubai, Oct 22 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday admitted it "does not have the power to intervene" in the dispute between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
 
 
Alpe d'Huez finale for 2015 Tour de France
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) The Alpe d'Huez ski resort will be climbed in the penultimate stage of the 2015 Tour de France, before the final procession in Paris, it was announced here Wednesday at the unveiling of the official route for the 102nd edition of the cycling showpiece event.
 
 
Nepal to host world's first ever blind women's cricket meet
Kathmandu, Oct 22 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Blind, Nepal (CAB-Nepal) is set to host Britain in the world's first-ever blind women's series here from Oct 26 to 28.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

European Champions League standings
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) Following are the European Champions League standings for Groups E to H after Tuesday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against, points), according to Xinhua...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Rogerio set to break Giggs world record
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 22 (IANS) Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni is one victory away from earning his fourth Guinness World Record by eclipsing a mark held by Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs. The 41-year-old will...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ryan Reynolds can't keep his hands off Blake Lively
Ryan Reynolds was ''really sweet'' to Blake Lively at the Angel City Ball. The couple, who got married in September 2012, made their first red carpet appearance together in New York City on Monday night (10.20.14) since...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kris Jenner doesn't know who Bruce Jenner is dating
Kris Jenner has ''no idea'' whether Bruce Jenner is dating her best friend. The 58-year-old reality TV star, who split from the Olympic gold medallist last October after 23 years of marriage, claims she doesn't know if...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
When Rihanna dressed like 'Harry Potter'
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Singer Rihanna was spotted here in a Harry Potter style costume. She wore the wizard-like get-up while heading for a business meal here Monday, reports mirror.co.uk. The 26-year-old combined a...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Germany raises humanitarian aid to Iraq
Berlin, Oct 22 (IANS) Germany has pledged a further 20 million euros (about 25.5 million dollars) in humanitarian aid to Iraq, the foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday. The additional funds are immediately...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
India calls on Israel, Palestine to resume peace process
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) India has called upon Israelis and Palestinians to resume the peace process as "dialogue remains the only viable option" to address the issues confronting the region. In a brief statement...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Airstrikes help ground forces fight IS: Pentagon
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Kurdish forces are in control of the majority of the Syrian city of Kobane despite efforts by the Islamic State (IS) to take the town, a spokesperson for US defence department said Tuesday....
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Palestine, Israel urged at UN to halt unilateral initiatives
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Tuesday called on Palestine and Israel to overcome differences and halt unilateral initiatives that fuel mistrust, so as to pursue long-term stability in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
China urges Israel to create conditions for peace
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) Chinese government has called on Israel to create necessary conditions for the resumption of peace talks with Palestine. At an open debate of the Security Council on the situation of the...
Read more on Politics Balla