The rise and fall of Lane Kiffin's coaching career, in 11 steps


One of the top coaching spots in all of football is open. Who might get it?

Early Sunday, less than six hours after a lopsided loss to Arizona State in Tempe, Haden fired Kiffin during a meeting at Los Angeles International Airport. He is the first Trojans football coach to be dismissed in the middle of a season, according to

Sep 28, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; USC Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin reacts after losing to the Arizona State Sun Devils 62-41 at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory.

The USC Trojans fired coach Lane Kiffin early this morning after the team's 62-41 loss at Arizona State. According to the press release, the decision to fire Kiffin was made on the plane home from the game, and he was told when he landed.

Maybe Lane Kiffin had a chance at Tennessee. But he was young and confident and had to climb the proverbial coaching ladder. Fueled by the power steering of agent Jimmy Sexton, Kiffin parlayed a failed stint with the Oakland Raiders and one seven-win