Monte Kiffin Hands in (forced) Resignation
However, the problems did not lie on that side of the ball. If anyone remembers correctly, when USC matched up with the Oregon Ducks, it was the ultimate shootout, and because USC managed only to put up 51 points, they fell because the Ducks put a 62 spot on the Trojan defense.
And who might be the defensive mind behind such an unfortunate performance? You guessed correctly. Monte Kiffin -- the old school. He clearly is way past his mental prime and required a permanent leave from the USC coaching helm as he not only tainted USC's defensive pride, he hindered their ability to compete at a high level all season long.
His resignation comes as no surprise to most as the expectations at USC are sky high for a reason, and that reason stems from a tradition of excellence on the field. Producing the highest quality team and helping them move on to the professional level, representing the school for up-and-coming prospects as success stories.
Monte's departure is not a sad, but rather a joyous occasion for the Trojan family as things can only improve from here. The defense, the fans and the alumni all had a celebratory glass of scotch upon hearing the news, looking ahead to a bright 2013.