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For being just 37 years old, Lane Kiffin has had himself quite a career.
After holding the offensive coordinator job at USC for two years, the Oakland Raiders hired Kiffin to be the head coach. Kiffin stayed in Oakland for two seasons and had an unimpressive record of 5-15.
However, Kiffin quickly found work. The Tennessee Volunteers hired the then-33-year-old to be their new head coach—making him the youngest coach in Division I FBS. Kiffin spent just one year in Knoxville and improved the team's record from 5-7 in 2008 to 7-6 in 2009.
In 2010, USC hired Kiffin after the tumultuous departure of Pete Carrol. In his first season as the Trojan's head coach, he led the team to a 8-5 record. However, last season the Trojans improved further and finished the season with a 10-2 record.
Due to the sanctions put upon USC's football program, the Trojans have been ineligible for bowl games the past two seasons. However, with those bans now lifted, the Men of Troy are expected to be one of the major contenders for a national title in 2012—and Kiffin will be the one who leads them there.
Kiffin's care-free attitude is perfect for Southern California—people love to hate USC—and has permeated throughout the program.