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Kiffin's problems seem familiar

9/9/2013

Call it the Steve Lavin Syndrome.

That is precisely what is happening with Lane Kiffin now at USC. Like Lavin, who was a low-level UCLA assistant basketball coach making coffee runs for soon-to-be-fired coach Jim Harrick in the mid-1990s, Kiffin was rushed into one of the highest profile head coaching jobs in the country.