USC Football: 7 Potential Lane Kiffin Replacements

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USC Football: 7 Potential Lane Kiffin Replacements
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USC coach Lane Kiffin gets a lot of negative press and some fans want him replaced.  Everything he does and says is scrutinized and publicized with the most negative spin by most of the media.

Of course, he provided the fodder during 14 months as coach of the Tennessee Volunteers, but that has not been the case as coach of the USC Trojans for the past 21 months except for joining some other Pac-12 coaches in criticizing the mistake-prone officiating.

Many Trojan fans believe that he has done an excellent job considering the NCAA sanctions, prohibition of two bowl games, junior and senior transfers and negative recruiting losses.

Two top five recruiting classes in spite of the NCAA sanctions is one example.

The team improvement seen in the last three games with convincing victories against California and Notre Dame and a very close three-OT loss against No. 4* Stanford shows that the program is moving in the right direction despite the difficult circumstances.

However, while USC is one of the most storied football programs in the nation with 11 national championships and the most NFL players and Pro Hall of Famers, three more years of 10 scholarships reductions and a limit of 75 total scholarships are daunting for any college coach.

Who will replace Lane Kiffin as coach of the USC Trojans if the critics get their way?

*Week 10 AP Ranking

P.S. Here are the nine reasons that Kiffin doesn't need to be replaced.

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