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USC Fires Football Head Coach Lane Kiffin
The Lane Kiffin era of USC is over. USC athletic director Pat Haden announced the firing in a press release:
Haden informed Kiffin of his termination upon the team charter's arrival back in Los Angeles early Sunday morning following USC's 62-41 loss at Arizona State. Kiffin's Trojans have lost 7 of their past 11 games. USC is 3-2 this year and has lost both of its Pac-12 games. His overall record in 4 years at USC is 28-15.
Just a note. This is the final year of the scholarship sanctions for USC. At Tempe last night USC had
58 56 dressed players. Normal football teams are allowed up to 85. The new head coach will have to deal with this severe limitation for the next four years as he tries to fill the numbers back up.
ESPN is reporting that USC named Ed Orgeron as interim head coach. The assistant head coach, defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator of USC, he was the head coach of Ole Miss from 2005 to 2007 where he went 10-25 and 3-21 in the SEC.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.