Lane Kiffin is out of a job after a blowout loss this past weekend, and it came out of nowhere. ESPN reported on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, that the USC Trojans have indeed fired Lane Kiffin as head coach of the football program.
Saturday night's 62-41 loss to Arizona State sealed his fate as the Trojans dropped to 3-2 on the season. USC athletic director Pat Haden told Kiffin of the news after the team got back to Los Angeles early on Sunday morning, according to a statement on the school's website.
Kiffin's overall record during four years at USC is 28-15, but the team has lost seven of the last 11 games dating back to last year.
A news conference is set to be held by Haden and USC on Sunday afternoon. At that point, the official word will come on the firing of Lane Kiffin.
Last season, USC lost three games in a row to end the season. The first was a loss to UCLA, then they were defeated by Notre Dame, and things ended with Georgia Tech demolishing them 21-7 on New Year's Eve in the Hyundai Sun Bowl.
Lane Kiffin seems to have a problem staying at one job too long and it is evident by his tenures. At the young age of 31, Kiffing was an NFL head coach with the Oakland Raiders. He became head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers at 33 and then headed to USC to become the Trojans' head coach at 34.