Following a second straight conference loss to open the 2013 season, Trojans fans got their wish with athletic director Pat Haden’s decision to fire embattled head coach Lane Kiffin.
The Kiffster had lost seven of his previous 11 games while watching his offense sink to the bottom of the Pac-12 in several statistical categories.
Following the somewhat surprising Sunday morning news, fans took to Twitter to celebrate – or at least crack a few jokes.
Wait, did Lane Kiffin get fired whilst I slept? And do you have bad jokes for Twitter about it? I can’t tell…
— Bart D. (@Bart_CFN) September 29, 2013
I think we are forgetting that Lane Kiffin got Jonathan Crompton to play competently. JONATHAN CROMPTON.
— edsbs (@edsbs) September 29, 2013
I don’t root for people to get fired, but it’s really difficult to feel any sympathy for Lane Kiffin.
— Bruce Ciskie (@BruceCiskie) September 29, 2013
Best part about all of this, before I went to bed last night I saw someone on Volnation said Kiffin was the best coach weve had since Fulmer
— Chad Fields (@CfieldsVFL) September 29, 2013
— Ribsin Bacon (@RibsinBacon) September 29, 2013
— Ben (@RamToughHusker) September 29, 2013
Any coach in any sport ever get as many high profile gigs w/o merit as Lane Kiffin?
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) September 29, 2013
Lane Kiffin can now focus more on the whole “being a douchebag” thing that he’s been dabbling in for a few years.
— JT (@joeytemp) September 29, 2013
Monte Kiffin offers to take the Long Walk in Lane’s stead…
— Name (@hftb) September 29, 2013
Lane Kiffin got fired first thing on Sunday morning. Perfect.
— Rusty Redenbacher (@rustymk2) September 29, 2013
Awe poor Lane Kiffin is unemployed and USC is suffering.
— Michelle Dawes (@TiffNCoGirl) September 29, 2013
— Anthony Lowery (@theATL22) September 29, 2013
Good on ya Kiffin. That’s what you deserved! Piece of trash….
— Reed Hobdy (@ImSixtyFour) September 29, 2013
Lane Kiffin is just a younger and thinner Charlie Weis. Was around successful coaches and great players early in career and took credit.
— Lucas Jackson (@CoolHand_Lucas) September 29, 2013
I don’t even care my boys got dominated 62-41 last night. Didn’t even watch the game. Just so happy Kiffin is gone
— Justin Wright (@Mr_JUSTWright) September 29, 2013
With kiffin gone, is orgy the interim? Hahaha lolz kewl sucks for them hail state
— Andy Timmons (@ahtimmons) September 29, 2013
“USC fires Kiffin…” I’m sorry, I’m laughing…
— Martha Scharff (@Marfa_Scharffa) September 29, 2013
— MikeDubberlyGDA (@MikeDubberlyGDA) September 29, 2013
Kiffin Is The T.O Of Coaches
— Gullión (@BackDoe_Gulley) September 29, 2013
Wonder how long til we hear rumors of Kiffin to New York for head coach of Giants/Jets
— Po (@poodski) September 29, 2013
What a shame…. Wake up to hear that Lane Kiffin has been shitcanned from USC. Couldn’t have happen to a nicer guy.
— Dudley Moore (@DudMoore) September 29, 2013
Hey you guys, is anything going on with Lane Kiffin? I haven’t seen anything yet….
— MF Jones (@CONCEDE) September 29, 2013
Lane Kiffin got FIRED?!?!!!! OMG! That is the best way EVER to start the week! WOOHOO!!!!!!
— Rebecca Loy (@MileHighBecky) September 29, 2013
Decided to put in application in for head coach of the USC Trojans. I may not be the most qualified, but neither was Lane Kiffin.
— Anthony Distler MPA (@anthdistler) September 29, 2013
They finally fired Lane Kiffin, well wtf took so long?
— Based Honey Boo Boo (@Kredd09) September 29, 2013
Woke up depressed after seeing the sc score. Immediately made my day to see lane kiffin has been fired. its about freaking time
— Ashley Nicole (@ashbask) September 29, 2013
“Horrible record, but…I mean…look at that wife! He’s MUST know what he’s doing…” ~ Everyone that’s hired Kiffin pic.twitter.com/sJcgUbkM5x
— Stockton Shorts (@StocktonShorts) September 29, 2013
If his last name isn’t Kiffin, he is toiling as an assistant coach for years until he earns the right to lead a team. #silverspoon
— Matt Martella (@mattmartella) September 29, 2013
Some high school in Southern California will give Kiffin a shot
— Sherrard Freeman (@ssf1405) September 29, 2013
It’s ok @Lane_Kiffin everyone gets fired at something they suck at eventually
— Kyle Stephens (@Kyle_Stephens15) September 29, 2013
#FakeESPNHeadline Lane Kiffin’s next job to be as an ice cream man, since he’s already good at deserting people
— Marshall Courtney (@marshcourt15) September 29, 2013
At least Lane Kiffin still has Tosh.0 to fall back on…
— David Dulski (@d_dulski) September 29, 2013
Pat Haden just saved a baby with that move. Goodbye Kiffin!
— tony peter prince (@TheTonyPrince) September 29, 2013
Has Kiffin put his resume on Craigslist yet?
— js724g (@earlmaub) September 29, 2013
Headed to Krispy Kreme to celebrate the firing of Lane Kiffin
— Castor Troy (@_MylesSteven) September 29, 2013
Hey someone telk kiffin he can be the @UCLAAthletics waterboy when he can’t find another job
— richard aleksiejczyk (@raleksiejczyk) September 29, 2013
Perhaps @PeteCarroll can find room for Lane Kiffin on Seahawks staff since Carroll ran out of burning house of USC with looming sanctions.
— Eve Dorovan (@TheLadyEve1) September 29, 2013
Kiffin’s dream job has turned into USC’s nightmare.
— Clay Venable (@Auburn90) September 29, 2013
Several institutes of higher learning helped Lane Kiffin become a multi-millionaire. Consider that however you like it in light of firing
— Brian Gearity (@DrGearity) September 29, 2013
Honestly, Lane Kiffin’s stretch of outrunning his own stupidity for the last seven years should have its own 30 for 30.
— Sean Pendergast (@SeanCablinasian) September 29, 2013
If I were Monte Kiffin, I would ignore all text messages from my son asking if there were any job openings with the Dallas Cowboys. #NFL
— Joey Stipek (@JoeyStipek) September 29, 2013