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Lane Kiffin Leaving Tennessee For USC

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Lane Kiffin makes a short statement to the Knoxville media after accepting the head coach job at USC. (Video courtesy WVLT) Lane Kiffin makes a short statement to the Knoxville media after accepting the head coach job at USC. (Video courtesy WVLT)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lane Kiffin is returning to Southern California as the Trojans' coach after just one season at Tennessee.

Kiffin was chosen Tuesday to replace Pete Carroll, his mentor and employer for six seasons. Kiffin was the Trojans' offensive coordinator before his brief stints with the Oakland Raiders and the Volunteers.

His father, respected defensive coach Monte Kiffin, and longtime USC assistant Ed Orgeron also will leave Tennessee to join him, the school said in a statement.

ESPN.com first reported the surprising move by Kiffin and the Trojans, who needed just one day to fill one of the most desirable jobs in college football. Carroll formally took over the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday after winning 97 games over the past nine years.

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