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.