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Kennedy Polamalu Wanted Out of USC, Per Sources


Kennedy Polamalu won’t be coaching his two prize recruits in 2013, as USCFootball.com has reported that he is out at USC. Now, through multiple sources close to the team, Polamalu wanted out, he was not fired.

One particular source within the team’s personnel made it clear that Polamalu would “never be fired from USC.” Not by Lane Kiffin, not by Pat Haden, and not by C.L. Max Nikias, the source told us, before going on to suggest that the NFL could be once again in his future.

Polamalu came to USC after a brief offseason stint with the Tennessee Titans in 2010, which followed a six year stint with the Browns and Jaguars in the NFL.

Lane Kiffin’s steadfast desire to call plays for the Trojans and Polamalu’s already high title as “offensive coordinator”,  left no room for promotion financially or strategically. Kiffin was not going to let Polamalu call plays and his position was already maxed out. That left few options for Polamalu.

Now, for the players, news of Polamalu’s departure hurts. One player told us via text that “SC Football is crumbling around us.”

It’s no secret that Kennedy Polamalu, Ed Orgeron and Tee Martin were/are the lifeblood to the coaching staff and the coaches that connect more with the players that Kiffin, who at times distances himself from players. With Polamalu gone and USC’s defensive scheme changing and putting Orgeron nearly out of position, Kiffin is finding himself on thin ice.

The recruiting sanctions are virtually over, and his need to bond and rally with his players is getting more critical by the day.

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  • Rigged4fun

    I can’t blame Kennedy for leaving given his position had no chance of moving up. I hope he returns to aide Jeff Fisher in KC. The school loses one of the favorite alumni/coaches ever at SC. I hope he leaves on good grounds and continues to be a great Trojan. If LK doesn’t replace him with an equal he will wish he did. I know Tedford has been bandied around….we’ll see.

  • tklsmooth

    KENNEDY WANTED OUT BECAUSE HE WAS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THE JOB HE WAS HIRED FOR ! OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR !

  • tklsmooth

    ALSO, KIFFIN MADE THE STATEMENT THAT IN HIS SEARCH FOR NEW ASSISTANTS HE DID NOT WANT ANY FORMER TROJANS OR ANYONE WITH PRIOR CONNECTIONS TO THE TEAM ! DID YOU HEAR THAT PAT HADEN ? WHAT AN IDIOT ! UCLA MADE THAT MISTAKE WITH KEN NORTON JR. SO PETE CARROLL HIRED HIM AND HE COACHED WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE THE BEST LINEBACKING CORP IN THE NATION ! WHY UCLA DIDN’T HIRE HIM IS JUST PLAIN STUPID ! HE WAS A 2-TIME ALL AMERICAN, PLAYED IN MULTIPLE PRO-BOWLS, WAS ALL PRO SEVERAL TIMES, AND WON 4 SUPER BOWLS

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