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05:33 PM ET 11.21 | USC fans have been calling for defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin's job after the Trojans fell apart against Arizona and Oregon before losing to UCLA. Kiffin happens to be the father of the head coach, making for an awkward Thanksgiving, to say the least. Athletic director Pat Haden says he'll make recommendations for the USC coaching staff, but won't force Lane Kiffin into making a change.

Arash Markazi

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November 21, 2012  05:36 PM ET

Fire Monte, and hire a full time OC Lane. It might be your best hope for future employment at SC.

November 21, 2012  05:57 PM ET

Thanksgiving would have been real interesting in the Kiffin Household if it had been otherwise.

November 21, 2012  06:36 PM ET

Monte should resign. Don't make your kid take the heat. The defense has been terrible. Own up and stop being a distraction.

November 21, 2012  06:48 PM ET

Would those recommendations include a HC choice of Haden's choosing?

November 21, 2012  06:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Would those recommendations include a HC choice of Haden's choosing?

Nope. I think Lane deserves one more year for guiding us into sanctions and still pulling terrific classes. JMHO.

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November 21, 2012  09:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Monte should resign. Don't make your kid take the heat. The defense has been terrible. Own up and stop being a distraction.

+1 on that. Don't make your kid choose between family loyalty and keeping his job.

November 21, 2012  09:27 PM ET

The beginning of the end,, I as an Irish fan,, I feel so sad right now..

November 21, 2012  09:29 PM ET

In all honesty,, Van needs a tissue.

November 21, 2012  09:39 PM ET

Haden: "Lane, it's your call".
Haden, to himself: "And if you don't get it right then it makes my decision easier".

November 21, 2012  09:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Kiffen was a disaster to the Raiders, a disster for Tennessee and a disaster for USC.His failure is complete.Except, I want USC to beat Notre Dame !!

This year did not go the way it should have, but disaster??? 14 games over .500, I don't think qualifies as a "disaster".

November 21, 2012  09:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

14 games over .500, I don't think qualifies as a "disaster".

From a public relations point of view, it's been a mega disaster.

November 21, 2012  10:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

This year did not go the way it should have, but disaster??? 14 games over .500, I don't think qualifies as a "disaster".

I going to give you a number me friend,, give this number a call. And I pray for your salvation. Its
1800,, go Irish!

November 21, 2012  10:25 PM ET

Sorry I forgot,, ext,, GO IRISH!!!

November 21, 2012  10:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I going to give you a number me friend,, give this number a call. And I pray for your salvation. Its 1800,, go Irish!

Van, after the USC/ND game give me a call, my number is, 253 301-LICK ME!!!!! :-)

November 21, 2012  10:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

This year did not go the way it should have, but disaster??? 14 games over .500, I don't think qualifies as a "disaster".

I agree. Not quiiiiite a disaster, but...

When you enter the season as the #1 team, have the clear Heisman front-runner under center, and a bevy of 4-5 star recruits...You damn well need to do better than 5 losses, and the Trogans will finish with at least that many. Monte Kiffin isn't the only coach at U$C who needs to go.

November 21, 2012  10:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Van, after the USC/ND game give me a call, my number is, 253 301-LICK ME!!!!! :-)

Okay I have to step out side for a minute and catch a breath..
Ive got Orbison on the box singing "Candy Man" , and I need time to regroup.

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November 22, 2012  12:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Lane should resign. Don't make anyone else take the heat.

1. Lane was hired to be fired
2. I am a season ticket holding vol so I have more reason to hate lane than anyone else on the planet
3. The man is a great football coach... Its his dad who cant figure out college ball

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