Lane Kiffin, fired by USC after losing to Arizona State on Saturday (Sept. 28), will have to start polishing that resume. Kiffin got fired almost immediately following a 62-41 loss on the road, as revealed by Trojans athletic director Pat Haden after the team's charter-flight arrival back in Los Angeles early Sunday morning (Sept. 29).
Under the coach, the Trojans had lost seven of their last 11 games and that included going 0-2 in Pac-12 play this season. The murmuring about his future began when the Trojans lost to the Washington State Cougars in Week 2, marking the first time that WSU had won a conference game in two years. Giving up 62 points to ASU just ended up being the final straw in his tenure at the school.
An announcement about who will take over as the head coach in the short-term has not yet been made, but it's clear that the school was ready to move in a different direction. At 3-2 the season is still not lost, but this was a team that some analysts thought could be competing for a conference title in the 2013 college football season. There is a beak before the USC Trojans take the field again, with their next scheduled game on Oct. 10 against the Arizona Wildcats. That gives them time to get things back in order after Lane Kiffin got fired.
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