Hey Lane, umm, you're fired.
this guy evidently hired to work for AD
Hey Lane, umm, you're fired.
get the fuck out.
I'll say he gets a job as a coordinator...or a head coaching job at a place like Central Florida.
But how the hell is what's happened at USC his fault? They are in the teeth of the sanctions right now. He was 10-2 two years ago.
Art Briles at Baylor (I think most Texas fans want him to coach and Brown to be let go),
Chris Peterson at Boise State (Maybe, it is time for him to throw his hat into the ring?),
Gary Patterson at TCU (This guys deserves a bigger gig).
In the past has ignored attempts to woo him. USC would be a good spot though.
It was only a matter of time. Kiffin is just a guy who's gotten some jobs he had no right to have in the first place, and I'm sure a good chunk of it was due to him coasting off of his daddy's accomplishments.
But assuming they don't go out and hire another jackass like Kiffin, USC will be relevant, and possibly dominant again within 2 years. They've got the money and resources to go out and hire anyone. Next few months should be pretty interesting
I wonder if they could "lure" Charlie Weis away from Kansas -- he's always said that USC is a dream destination.
on a stick, followed by cheesecake.
Who do you think will draw some interest from USC? I gotta think they will learn from getting the hot name and look at top assistant coaches, Pat Narduzzi maybe?
Narduzzi is a complete boob. Will never get a head coaching position.
Narduzzi is a boob because he's a Michigan state coach. There is a reason that defense is so good...
Dantonio to OSU when Urban decides he needs to spend more time with his family (after his first loss), then Kiffin can take over at MSU. Please God, let this happen.
Their twitter feed is must read stuff right now.
Lane Kiffin got pulled off the team bus at Los Angeles International Airport by Pat Haden when he was fired
I'm told Lane Kiffin told the bus to wait but then
#USC administrators told it to go back to campus without him
If you want specifics, Lane Kiffin was fired right outside Landmark Aviation terminal at LAX
I heard Lane Kiffin left his bag on team bus because he thought his meeting with Pat Haden would be brief and routine matter
Lane Kiffin had no idea he was getting fired upon return to Los Angeles this morning
I'm told Lane Kiffin might already be cleaning out office at McKay Center
I can imagine him waiting outside LAX trying to hail a cab, his luggage back on campus in the team bus...
I keep hearing people say they'll promote "Special" Ed Orgeron to the HC position, which should help with recruiting. He's been a top guy everywhere he's been, so that should help stem the tide of lost recruits at least.
Are recruits really going to sign on for an interim head coach, though? And there's no way that Ogreron is named Kiffin's successor, his one HC gig at Ole Miss was a complete and total trainwreck (that's a bad job, in that the fans expect far more success than Ole Miss has ever achieved historically, but even by Ole Miss's normal standards, he was a terrible coach).
I was at the game last night and was sitting behind the USC bench. My wife and were commenting on how disconnected from the team Kiffen seemed. He had his play sheet and headset, but basically just drifted around the sidelines the whole game. He didnt seem to interact with his players or assistant coaches. Honestly, if he wasn't wearing a different shirt than everyone else you would have thought he was a graduate assistant or something. This is just my speculation but it seemed like he knew what was comming before this game started and the blow out loss just sped things up a bit.
I don't recall the announcers saying anything about it, but I noticed it a few times. The guy was like poison on the sidelines.
Let's see which dumb AD will give this awful coach another try.
I said it when he was hired and I'll say it again. They hired someone to take the fall when the sanctions were done. He was a good recruiter and it puts the next coach in an excellent position to hit the ground running.
Any chance USC would go after Jim Tressel?
Doesn't he still have to go before the NCAA before he can be reinstated?
He's 60, If he gets re-instated, could be a 5-8 year plan. I wonder how the sweatervest would look in cardinal red and gold.
Jack del rio. USC guy....great fit in my opinion. There would actually be defense played in the PAC 12.....weird thought.
Looks like the dumpster fire has finally been extinguished. Poor Lane.
1. Of course, the first one is who will take the job
2. Why now, is it really a fear of losing recruits? Possibly to a resurgent UCLA?
3. Will he get another job - Bobby Petrino continues to get gigs so it isn't impossible given Kifflin's youth. If he gets another major coaching job soon however it is prima facie evidence of the power of the networking process and/or a Faustian bargain.
There are going to be people lining up for the job. Candidates already being talked about: James Franklin, Kevin Sumlin, Steve Sarkisian, Chris Petersen, Jeff Fisher, Jack Del Rio, Mike Riley, and Pat Fitzgerald. Like Ohio State, now is the perfect time to take this job. They will be coming off sanctions in a year, and expectations are lowered after the Kiffin era.
I think recruiting is the big reason why this is happening now. Kiffin managed to save most of his 2013 class, but top 2014 West Coast recruits are starting to look at other schools like UCLA.
James Franklin apparently is one of the favourites of for the job.
Not inc. Carroll, the last 5 USC coaches have gone 26-20-1, 44-25-3, 37-21-2, 19-18, and 28-14. Basically 7-5 avg.
— Bill Connelly (@SBN_BillC) September 29, 2013
Him right the smelly bugger.
Charlie Strong would be my pick.
He has pretty much spent his entire life in the Southeast. I think if Strong were to eventually leave Louisville, it would be for an SEC job. He has no ties to the West Coast, and I think USC will probably look for one that does.
I wouldn't be surprised to see Strong ending up at Florida if Muschamp doesn't turn it around.
If Muschamp doesn't turn it around?
11-2 last year with a BCS appearance.
3-1 this year with a loss to a fairly decent Miami team.
coach at Florida before USC.
Personally, I enjoyed the USC schadenfreude. Now I'm down to Texas and Nebraska.
...SC is a top 5 job...and will get a great coach...they just may have to wait a few months.
I thought Hoke would have more of a head start versus Ohio State after the Tressel scandal, but Ohio State plucked up Urban Meyer 6 months later. It remains to be seen if USC can pull a coach of that caliber, but I would be surprised if they don't get a big name hire.
Damn, that sucks. He seemed like a really good dude, I was rooting for him to succeed...
I hear ya. The guy just can't seem to catch a break. It's a damn shame.
Guess this means they have a head start on Texas in their official coaching search. It was just a couple years ago those schools had the top teams in the country, now their teams are a shambles.
Go over and read https://twitter.com/InsideUSC.
Nothing must suck more than getting pulled off the team bus and fired in the LAX parking lot....
I, like most, thoroughly dislike Kiffin but getting pulled off the team bus to get fired seems completely unprofessional on Pat Hayden's part. Call him into your office early Sunday morning and let him go, don't do it at the freaking airport on the way back to campus.
it seems more like an emotional decision in this case. It would have been much more professional to do it in private.