published Sunday, September 29th, 2013

USC fires Kiffin after Saturday's blowout loss at Arizona State

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    Southern California athletic director Pat Haden hosts a news conference on the USC campus to announce the firing of Lane Kiffin as head NCAA college football coach on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.
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The University of Southern California announced it has fired head football coach Lane Kiffin after the Trojans were beat 62-41 by Arizona State on Saturday night.

Here is the release on the USCS website, usctrojans.com:

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 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.

Kiffin coached the University of Tennessee to a 7-6 mark in 2009 before leaving 13 months to take the USC job.

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