USC’s Kiffin relieved of duties

USC coach Lane Kiffin has been relieved of his head coaching
duties, Trojan athletic director Pat Haden announced early Sunday
on the university’s Web site.

According to the item, Haden informed Kiffin of his termination
when the team’s charter arrived back in Los Angeles early
Sunday morning. USC lost 62-41 to Arizona State on Saturday
night.

The Trojans (3-2) have lost seven of their last 11 games,
including both Pac-12 matchups this season. Kiffin’s overall
record at USC is 28-15.