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Pressure on for Kiffin

Last season was nice, but expectations have gone through the roof for Lane Kiffin

Updated: March 6, 2012, 11:43 AM ET
By Steve Bisheff | We Are SC
LOS ANGELES -- The image has changed, but the pressure hasn't.

Lane Kiffin established himself as a big-time head coach in 2011, overcoming the problems and sanctions to go 10-2 in his second season and nudge USC back into the national spotlight.

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Gary A. Vasquez/US PresswireThanks in part to USC's strong finish last season, there is pressure for Lane Kiffin to produce at a championship level in 2012.
But now the expectations have risen along with the good vibes, and the young head coach and his trusty visor will begin this eagerly awaited spring camp knowing that no less than a top-five ranking and a BCS bowl bid in the fall will keep Trojans fans happy.

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