Chicago Sun-Times
A hearty stew of offbeat sports and pop culture.

Trojan Man: USC's new coach is Lane Kiffin

| 1 Comment | No TrackBacks
In a surprise move, USC has agreed to bring in Tennessee's Lane Kiffin in as its new football coach.

Kiffin returns to Southern California after one year in Knoxville. He worked under the departed Pete Carroll for six seasons on the offensive side of the football.

We are really excited to welcome Lane Kiffin back to USC," Trojans athletic director Mike Garrett said. "I was able to watch him closely when he was an assistant with us, and what I saw was a bright, creative young coach who I thought would make an excellent head coach here if the opportunity ever arose. I'm confident he and his staff will keep USC football performing at the high level that we expect."

It took all of one day for the Trojans to fill the vacancy. There was some talk of Kiffin being the guy who would be taking the reins, but many believed that he wouldn't be willing to leave Tennessee this soon.

In all, the 34-year-old Kiffin spent nine years on the Trojans' staff.

I'd imagine the Tennessee message boards are going to be experiencing some server problems this evening.

No TrackBacks

TrackBack URL: http://blogs.suntimes.com/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/28611

1 Comment

Great choice; I would have obviously preferred Jack Del Rio, but Kiffin is excellent - as are Orgeron and Monte Kiffin.

Leave a comment

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Kyle Koster published on January 12, 2010 8:40 PM.

Colt McCoy engaged to Rachel Glandorf, proposed on the football field was the previous entry in this blog.

Grizzlies-Clippers game delayed, FedEx Forum evacuated after fire alarm is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

Pages

Powered by Movable Type 5.04