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article imageCollege Football: USC fires Lane Kiffin

By Larry Seely     Sep 29, 2013 in Sports
Los Angeles - USC announced early Sunday morning that head football coach Lane Kiffin has been released from his contract. The move came after the Trojans lost to Arizona State Saturday night 62-41.
Kiffin was hired to replace Pete Carroll, who left the school to coach the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL, but the 38 year-old struggled to keep the winning tradition going, despite having some of the top rated recruiting classes in the nation over the last three years.
USC was just 28-15 in his time at the school and after starting the 2013 college football season 0-2 in the Pac 12, Athletic Director Pat Haden decided that was enough and made the move and will now look for someone new to run the program.
The LA Times have reported that Kiffin was given the chance to resign his position, but he refused, leaving the door open for his firing.
Trojans assistant coach Ed Orgeron has taken over until a new coach can be hired. Orgeron has experience with a head coaching job at Mississippi and has already told the players and coaches of changes that must occur to turn around this season and possible have the Trojans make a bowl game appearance.
Reports already have Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as the top candidate for the job, but no news out of Denver on if he has yet been contacted or if he's even interested in the opening.
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