Monte Kiffin will resign
from his post as USC's de facto defensive coordinator after the Trojans' December bowl game to pursue opportunities in the NFL, he announced Thursday. Monte Kiffin said in the statement, released Thursday night on the school's official site...
"I really enjoyed my time at USC and the opportunity I had to work with our players and coaches," "The chance to work for my son, Lane, was unique and memorable, but we always treated each other professionally on a coach-to-coach basis."
Lane Kiffin said in a statement...
"I respect my father's decision and his desire to return to the NFL," "We are very appreciative of the hard work and effort that he put in at USC these past three years. He has a tremendous passion for coaching young men and he is a phenomenal recruiter.
"The timing of this allows us to move forward now in the hiring of a new coach."