This has certainly been a rather disappointing season for the Trojans.
Coming into the year ranked #1 with national title expectations and a Heisman front-runner at quarterback, the Trojans are 6-3 and have had off the field distractions to accompany their poor play.
Fans in southern California aren’t happy and apparently, neither is athletic director Pat Haden.
Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times recently elaborated on Kiffin’s job status.
“On the field, this team with unbeaten talent is 6-3 while gaining national recognition mostly for reckless penalties and questionable play-calling.
Off the field, Kiffin has dragged the team through an array of distractions and ethics dilemmas that have tarnished the athletic department’s sterling post-probation image cultivated by Athletic Director Pat Haden.
Kiffin was not hired by Haden, and there is now real doubt about his ability to keep his job beyond this season as the department sinks deeper into embarrassment. Kiffin was a Mike Garrett guy, and there are indications that Haden is ready to rid the program of the last traces of that legacy. As always, winning solves everything, and it appears Kiffin is going to have to do plenty of it in these final three regular-season games.
Like, maybe, win all of them?”
You had to know it was only a matter of time before job security would come into question with how disappointing this season has been.