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After Saturday night’s loss at Arizona State, USC decided to fire coach Lane Kiffin.
In his fourth season at USC, Kiffin had a record of 28-15, including a 10-2 mark in 2011. However, the 10-2 year was flanked by a disappointing 8-5 record in 2010 and a 7-6 mark in 2012.
USC is one of the premier jobs in college football, but the job may not be as attractive this coaching cycle, as sanctions have limited the Trojans on scholarships.
However, firing Kiffin now allows USC to get a head start on its coaching search. And there should be plenty of high-profile names interested in the job.
USC is on bye until Oct. 10, when it will host Arizona.
Athlon Sports will have more about potential Kiffin replacements in the coming days.