After what the fourth-year coach called a ‘disastrous’ third quarter and ultimately a 62-41 loss to Arizona State on the road, Lane Kiffin told the media that he’s not concerned about the roar from a portion of USC fans calling for his job.
Per FOX Sports’ Lindsay Thiry, Kiffin told reporters that he has been “dealing with it for the last 12 months”, an allusion to the October 27th loss to Arizona last year that started a 4-7 stretch in the last 11 games.
While the Trojans gave up what wound up tying the school record for most points allowed in a game, USC played their best game of the year on offense, which Kiffin oversees as offensive coordinator, though turnovers proved costly.
The Trojans put up over 527 yards of total offense, and Tre Madden and Justin Davis combined for 250 yards on the ground. A lot of which came while trailing in the second half however, as USC failed to stop ASU in the second half.
USC came into the game giving up 230 yards of offense per game, and the Sun Devils put up 611 yards on the Trojans defense, which had previous been thought to be a high-level defense.
Kiffin’s bunch now has to regroup, and they’ll have 12 days before the 3-1 Arizona Wildcats come calling in what is the Coliseum’s first Thursday night game ever, on October 10th.