Lane Kiffin morphs into Miley Cyrus on Cosmo Cover
Less than 24 hours after ESPN’s Paul Finebaum called Lane Kiffin “the Miley Cyrus of college football”, Kiffin was out as head football coach at the University of Southern California.
Finebaum appeared on ESPN’s College GameDay Saturday morning and blasted Kiffin on national TV. There is no doubt that USC movers and shakers were in the audience.
“In some respects, Lane Kiffin is the Miley Cyrus of College Football. He has very little talent, but we simply can’t keep our eyes off of him.”
He went on to predict that Kiffin would be fired soon and enforced a common public perception that the USC coach often appears childish.
“I think Kiffin will be gone at the end of the season. For the sake of SC fans, I hope this time around the school will hire an adult to be its next head coach.”
Finebaum has a reputation for his relentless pursuit of under-performing college football coaches. According to an old show introduction, The Paul Finebaum Show is where MOST college football coaches are fired.
Old Paul Finebaum Show Opening
So, it came as no surprise that Finebaum had Kiffin “in his cross hairs”, but did we expect the radio host’s prediction would come true by the end of the weekend?
The USC Trojans fired coach Lane Kiffin this morning – hours after loosing to the Arizona State Sun Devils 62-41 .
A statement on the USC website indicated that Trojans athletic director, Pat Haden, broke the news to Kiffin.
A source told ESPN’s Joe Schad that Trojans assistant head coach Ed Orgeron will be named interim coach. Orgeron is also USC’s recruiting coordinator and defensive-line coach.