Kiffin leaves Tennessee, returns to USC

By: AP
By: AP

Lane Kiffin is returning to Southern California as the Trojans'
coach after just one season at Tennessee.

Kiffin was chosen Tuesday to replace Pete Carroll, his mentor
and employer for six seasons. Kiffin was the Trojans' offensive
coordinator before his brief stints with the Oakland Raiders and
the Volunteers.

His father, respected defensive coach Monte Kiffin, and longtime
USC assistant Ed Orgeron also will leave Tennessee to join him, the
school said in a statement.

ESPN.com first reported the surprising move by Kiffin and the
Trojans, who needed just one day to fill one of the most desirable
jobs in college football. Carroll formally took over the Seattle
Seahawks on Tuesday after winning 97 games over the past nine
years.


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