Lane Kiffin still does not believe his USC firing was deserved.
Kiffin was the head coach at USC for three full seasons and then got fired midway through his fourth season in 2013. Kiffin was 28-15 at the time of his firing and the team was in the middle of a 3-2 season. He told Colin Cowherd in a recent interview on FOX Sports Radio that the firing was unfair because he was graded as if the team did not have sanctions.
“The thing that bothered me the most … you weren’t graded on a fair scale. We weren’t 1-10. I felt it was unfair because we had 30 less scholarships and when it hits, all your juniors and seniors can leave. Then you have to sign a No. 1 recruiting class in the country with kids knowing they can’t play in a bowl game for two years. So that’s the part that bothered me the most. Everyone said this guy can’t coach, but everyone forgot about [the sanctions],” Kiffin said.