Lane Kiffin ‘proud’ of his time with USC

Sep 28, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; USC Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin reacts after losing to the Arizona State Sun Devils 62-41 at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Embattled – and recently fired – USC head coach Lane Kiffin took to the airwaves today to discuss his dismissal from the school.

In an interview with ESPN’s Chris Fowler, Kiffin touted interim USC head coach Ed Oregeron, his former players, and of course, himself.

“Obviously I’m to blame being the head coach,” he said. “There are a lot of things I should’ve done better. At the same time, I’m very proud of our time there. If you look at what sanctions do to major programs like an Alabama, to be 28-15, there’s some good stuff in there, and there are some great kids that are still playing really hard.

“To see the way they played the other night was awesome. I was so proud of those kids and that coaching staff. For Coach O to get that win like that, it was really cool to see.”

While Kiffin did have an acceptable record considering the sanctions USC was put under, the Trojans and their program hasn’t seemed the same.  The beleaguered head coach will probably land somewhere eventually, but I find it difficult to see him going to another major program anytime soon – unless it’s with a title besides head coach.

Topics: College Football, Lane Kiffin, USC Trojans

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