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.