Lane Kiffin has been relieved of his duties as USC’s head football coach, Trojan athletic director Pat Haden announced early on Sunday (Sept. 29).
Haden made contact with Kiffin to inform him of his termination after the team bus’ 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. The team’s victories this season came against Hawaii, Boston College and Utah State, while prior to the Arizona State’s blowout, the Trojans also suffered a 10-7 defeat to Washington State.
His overall record in 4 years at USC is 28-15.
Haden will hold a press conference at USC on Sunday afternoon at a time and place to be announced.