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Lane Kiffin Hired By USC [Updated]

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You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community. is reporting that USC has hired Tennessee Volunteers and for Trojans offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin to replace Pete Carroll as head coach of the football team.'s Arash Markazi is also reporting that Kiffin will bring defensive coordinator and father Monte Kiffin and defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron. Updated: USC has confirmed the hiring. According to USC athletic director Mike Garrett:

Lane brings a lot to the table. He has a coaching background both in the pros and in the best collegiate conferences. He has a great command of the X's and O's. He is familiar with the Trojan landscape and will be a great representative of our university. He keeps the game fun. And, very importantly, he has proven to be one of the finest recruiters anywhere.

Excuse me while I laugh.