Former Player Sues USC And Lane Kiffin

Brian Baucham, who played cornerback from the Trojans from 2008-2012, filed suit yesterday against USC and then-coach Lane Kiffin, alleging they forced him to play in a game when he was already ill, causing him to suffer "cardiopulmonary damage, as well as brain injury with neurocognitive deficits." » 9/23/14 10:03am 9/23/14 10:03am

Lane Kiffin In Tuscaloosa Bar Strikes Fear In The Hearts Of 'Bama Fans

Reader Daniel sends along this picture, noting it was supposedly taken in a Tuscaloosa bar after Nick Saban invited the oft-fired coach to evaluate the Crimson Tide offense the previous week. Sabes said the invite was just for his own edification, he admires Lane's offensive prowess, but the invite—and now perhaps the… » 12/28/13 9:30am 12/28/13 9:30am

Impostors Posing As USC Reps Reach Out To Potential Football Coaches

So you know those reports that say USC has reached out to Tony Dungy and (possibly) Jack Del Rio to replace Lane Kiffin? Yeah, well, those overtures never happened. Oh, someone claiming to be from USC did call Dungy and a member of the Denver Broncos coaching staff. Whoever it was just wasn't actually someone with… » 10/07/13 7:04pm 10/07/13 7:04pm

R.I.P., Lane Kiffin's Career As USC Head Coach (2010-2013)

We won't have Lane Kiffin to kick around anymore, and that makes us a bit sad. We're gonna send Kiffykins out with a bang in the only way we know (and the only way you expect). » 9/30/13 1:20pm 9/30/13 1:20pm

Lane Kiffin Was Fired In The Most Cold-Blooded Way

After last night's 62-41 loss to Arizona State, USC head coach Lane Kiffin was unceremoniously dumped like a bag of trash at the airport by athletic director Pat Haden. Judging from the details, he never saw it coming, and needed a ride home from LAX. » 9/29/13 11:00am 9/29/13 11:00am

USC Fires Lane Kiffin

He went 28-15 in three seasons and change, with the last of the losses coming yesterday, a 62-41 trash fire against Arizona State. You could see this move coming from the last tree in Siskiyou County. We said as much in our assessment of Kiffin earlier this month. Read it below. » 9/29/13 9:23am 9/29/13 9:23am

Has Any Coach Ever Done Less With More Than Lane Kiffin?

Watch enough football for long enough, and eventually you'll see everything. I believe this: In this calendar year alone we've seen a one-point safety, a Heisman finalist cop to having an imaginary girlfriend, and a 300-pound left tackle score on a hook-and-lateral, among other improbable feats. And I believe that, at… » 9/12/13 4:00pm 9/12/13 4:00pm

Reports: USC Players Had A Locker-Room Brawl Over Matt Barkley's Honor

USC came into the Sun Bowl with a disappointing record—and without senior QB Matt Barkley. Barkley had missed the regular-season finale with a separated and sprained right shoulder, and was ruled out by the team's medical staff. The Trojans lost 21-7, and after the game, according to multiple reports, a group of… » 1/16/13 2:55pm 1/16/13 2:55pm

"Tim Tebow Is Gay," And Other Tips From 2012 We Didn't Follow Up On:…

A lot of our stories begin as tips from readers. (Have any? Send 'em here!) Sometimes, these tips don't pan out for one reason or another. Here are a bunch of emails we got in 2012 that never turned into stories, either because we couldn't confirm them or because they were so utterly ridiculous we didn't even bother… » 12/31/12 3:50pm 12/31/12 3:50pm

USC Was Way Late For The Sun Bowl Dinner, So Georgia Tech Got Pissed…

You think USC is excited to be spending New Year's Eve in El Paso, Texas, playing Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl? Oh, sure, Lane Kiffin might have arrived yesterday wearing a sombrero and something less than a smile, but two Trojans players have already apologized for insulting the city, and now the entire Trojans… » 12/27/12 11:20am 12/27/12 11:20am

Why Does Everyone Care Which Exit Lane Kiffin Used When He Left The…

Yesterday afternoon's much-hyped grudge match between USC and UCLA went in the Bruins' favor immediately, and for good; the score was 24-0 midway through the second quarter, and, despite a spirited comeback to bring the Trojans within three, UCLA won by 10. The Bruins have the better record in the Pac-12 South, and… » 11/18/12 9:50am 11/18/12 9:50am

Your College Football Open Thread, For Talking About Basically Anything…

Is this the worst week of college football in the entire season? Emphatically yes, it is the worst. During football's penultimate week, many ranked teams are playing FCS opponents from around the neighborhood—South Carolina plays Wofford, Texas A&M plays Sam Houston State, Georgia won't even go beyond its own state… » 11/17/12 11:45am 11/17/12 11:45am

If Only For A Moment, Lane Kiffin Was Panicked

While USC cruised to a 38-28 win over Utah in Salt Lake City last night—scoring 28 unanswered points along the way—things did not start out smoothly for the Trojans. Back-to-back turnovers on the first two drives set the Utes up for easy scores, and Utah jumped out to a 14-0 lead before a rowdy, if mostly sober,… » 10/05/12 9:00am 10/05/12 9:00am

Finally, Batman Meets USC With "Bane Kiffin"

You guys! I finally saw The Dark Knight Rises this weekend, so I totally get all the memes now. Here's a series with promise: Lane Kiffin, rocking the facegear, saying Laney/Baney things. [Bane Kiffin] » 8/16/12 11:05am 8/16/12 11:05am

Lane Kiffin Somehow Has Too Much Integrity For The Coaches' Poll

Earlier this month, the results of the first Coaches' Poll were released. No surprises—LSU first, Alabama second, USC third. In the preseason, the poll is useless except as a talking point, and anonymous unless a coach wants to volunteer that information. Arizona's Rich Rodriguez didn't mind, admitting that he had USC… » 8/13/12 11:00am 8/13/12 11:00am

Lane Kiffin Just Can't Wait To Steal Penn State's Star Running Back

It's practically open season on Penn State's football roster, as far as other Division I coaches are concerned. As part of Monday's sanctions handed down by the NCAA, any current Penn State player can transfer without penalty, and so long as another team has a scholarship opening, then all that's needed is a handshake. » 7/24/12 11:45pm 7/24/12 11:45pm