Friday, November 30, 2012

Monte Kiffin is an ex-USC defensive coordinator.

Monte Kiffin  is resigning his from his job as USC defensive coordinator. The father of Trojan head football coach Lane Kiffin made his announcement on Thursday, after the end of a disappointing season. Translation: Monte's falling on the sword to take heat off of Lane.

''I wanted to make this announcement now so that our players who are preparing for the bowl game and our recruits who will be visiting campus are aware,'' Monte Kiffin said in a statement. ''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. Although things didn't always go as well as we would have liked this year from a defensive and win-loss standpoint ... I see great things ahead for the USC football program.''

Kiffin says he plans to return to coaching the NFL. His son will continue to underachieve at USC.

(via AP/Yahoo! Sports)