Monte Kiffin Has Stepped Down As USC's Defensive Coordinator

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Sep 22, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin during the game against the California Golden Bears at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC defeated California 27-9.  Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIREMonte Kiffin has finally done what a lot of people have been asking for and stepped down as the defensive coordinator of USC after their bowl game.

This has been a long time coming and isn't necessarily surprising since it comes after a game when they gave up 62 points and 730 yards to the Oregon Ducks.

Monte released a statement, saying:

"I really enjoyed my time at USC and the opportunity I had to work with our players and coaches. The chance to work for my son, Lane, was unique and memorable, but we always treated each other professionally on a coach-to-coach basis."

He came to LA when his son, Lane Kiffin, was hired as USC's head coach in 2010 and was signed to a $1.5 million contract. Lane also made a statement, which read:

"I respect my father's decision and his desire to return to the NFL. We are very appreciative of the hard work and effort that he put in at USC these past three years. He has a tremendous passion for coaching young men and he is a phenomenal recruiter. The timing of this allows us to move forward now in the hiring of a new coach."

Lane said that he's actively looking for a new coach right now.

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