Wrong time and place for Monte Kiffin 

November, 29, 2012
It started off with the potential for a real feel-good story.

The son, Lane Kiffin, gets the job as head coach of the USC Trojans and brings his dad, Monte, along as his defensive coordinator. What son wouldn’t want to go to work with his father every day? And it’s not like it was simply a case of nepotism, either. Monte was a well-respected defensive mind in the NFL with a Super Bowl title to his credit.

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Kirby Lee/Image of Sport/US PresswireMonte Kiffin's defense never quite worked as planned with the Trojans, and now he's leaving after USC's bowl game.
On paper, it seemed like a match made in heaven. But the reality just never seemed to fit, and it came to an end on Thursday night with the news that the elder Kiffin would be resigning after the Trojans’ upcoming bowl game.