USC Football: 7 Reasons Lane Kiffin Will Stay off the Hot Seat in 2013

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USC Football: 7 Reasons Lane Kiffin Will Stay off the Hot Seat in 2013
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In the wake of what every Trojan fan would admit was a very disappointing 2012 football season, many of those who follow USC have passed the offseason engaging in the bashing of head coach Lane Kiffin.

The screams calling for Kiffin's job have reached a crescendo with nary a day going by where someone isn't questioning his ability to lead the Trojans in 2013 and beyond.

Of course, "Kiffin bashing" is not a new phenomenon. Perhaps the most hated coach in the United States, those who have spit venom at Kiffin are numerous and can be found from coast-to-coast.

But what is fairly new is the inordinate number of Trojan fans who have joined the bandwagon calling for his job.

Naturally, this is to be expected when a preseason No. 1 team—such as USC was in 2012—falls flat on their collective faces by posting a pathetic 7-6 record.

Now many Trojan fans are saying that Kiffin can't coach and are blaming him for everything from USC's futility to starving children in Africa.

Interestingly, these same fans were rather enamored with their embattled coach in 2011, when he led the Trojans to a 10-2 record, but that is another story.

This slide show will look at the reasons why these fans—and the haters around the country—are wrong about Lane Kiffin.

Like its coach, USC will be back in 2013, and those claiming the sky is falling for the Trojans will find a smile creeping back on their faces next season.

Here are the reasons why...

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