I agree too. Firing someone publicly and immediately is tacky. It sounds like people were all over the AD to fire Kiffin and the pressure to do something immediately took precedent over doing it right.
OT: USC sacks Lane Kiffin
USC came out the second and shoved a 3 play 60 yard drive down ASU's face when they needed it to retake the lead 21-20 after a first half where turnovers were key in ASU's lead. ASU then hit a 75 yard pass right over the middle for a TD and two plays later the USC QB threw a pick 6 and it was over.
USC had little fight, or rather Kiffin had little fight, no emotion, no energy. Every image of him the rest of the game was of Lane looking down at his gigantic play chart like he was calling a pop warner game. Literally that is all he did, he looked like he didn't even give a crap
Does that play any role in the timing?
You know when people on here get all emotional during Live Blog and say "Fire Borges or Funk or this week's goat - don't let him come out of the locker room after halftime or ban him from campus". That's a completely irrational overraction in the heat of the moment. It would never ever happen in real life, right?
Well, the ESPN ticker just stated Haden made the decision to fire Kiffin during the 3rd quarter of last night's game vs ASU. Then they pull him off the team bus before it left LAX on the way home last night.
They didn't even let him make it back to campus. Let that sink in lol....
The forum trolls of the football world just yelled out in unison "that's how you fire a coach!"
...but EVERY SC grad I know is over the moon about the firing. Not one of them liked him. Ever. Jack Del Rio is very high on their wish list.
I like it that SC sucked........oh well all good things must end
Exactly, I was hoping he wouldn't get fired so they would continue to suck.
I was hoping Kiffin would get a contract extension. Does anyone know the buyout for Charlie Weis? That "decided schematic advantage" may be what SC needs.
It had to be done. The decline was too much for an alleged historical program like USC.
Why "alleged"? I don't care for USC but they're certainly one of the great historic programs. They've won 38 conference titles and 11 national titles and have won over 70% of their games. I don't blame their fans at all for being unhappy with Kiffin. Sanctions or not, the team just isn't playing well.
Im feeling a slow clap coming on
but I don't see anyone else winning with 55 athletes.
but he seemed to do a damn good job his first season, just holding the team together and in what seems a bit ironic now, lot his top rb to USC. Think this was one of the many things overlooked in AA when RR was hired with 65 scholarship players and 22 on the defensive side, or about half the norm.
O'Brien has nowhere near the schedule Kiffin had to face every year.
Pat Haden found out Kiffin had signed a contract with Texas.