USC throunces Fresno State in Las Vegas Bowl

Trojans 45 Bulldogs 20

USC wrapped up its rocky season by rolling over Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl.

Cody Kessler passed for 344 yards and a bowl-record four touchdowns in the Trojans’ 45-20 victory over the 21st-ranked Bulldogs on Saturday under Clay Helton, their third head coach in less than three months.

Marqise Lee and Nelson Agholor had two touchdown catches apiece, Javorius Allen rushed two more scores, and the Trojans (10-4) answered every question about their motivation by dancing on the sideline while routing a BCS contender for the storied program’s first postseason victory since 2009.

Derek Carr passed for just 217 yards and two TDs in his final game at Fresno State (11-2), which fell behind 35-6 at halftime and failed to secure the first 12-win season in school history.

From Kessler’s smooth offense to a dynamic defensive effort against Fresno State’s FBS-best passing game, USC was uniformly outstanding in its only game under Helton.

The offensive coordinator filled the one-game gap between coaches Ed Orgeron and Steve Sarkisian on the Trojans’ coaching carousel, but USC picked up right where Orgeron left off after its desultory start to the season under Lane Kiffin.

 

USC fires noted douche bag

Lane Kiffin is one of the worst coaches I can recall. So it is not surprising he got the ax at USC. What is surprising is that Tennessee then USC ever gave this tool the time of day. Good riddance to Lanie!

What felt inevitable finally happened Sunday morning: Head coachLane Kiffin was fired at USC. 

The team issued the following press release:

Lane Kiffin has been relieved of his duties as USC’s head football coach, Trojan athletic director Pat Haden announced early today (Sept. 29). Haden informed Kiffin of his termination upon the team charter’s arrival back in Los Angeles early Sunday morning following USC’s 62-41 loss at Arizona State.

Kiffin’s Trojans have lost 7 of their past 11 games. USC is 3-2 this year and has lost both of its Pac-12 games. His overall record in 4 years at USC is 28-15.

Haden will hold a press conference at USC on Sunday afternoon at a time and place to be announced. 

So, who replaces Kiffin? Jack Del Rio? How about Bobby Petrino? I mean since USC obviously cares squat about character. If they hired an idiot like Kiffin, why not Petrino? Yes he is an idiot, but unlike Kiffin he can coach!