After the news broke today that Lane Kiffin was fired from Southern Cal, rapper Snoop Dogg's son, Cordell Broadus, said that the firing was overdue. Broadus is being recruited by the Trojans, but hasn't yet signed with anyone. Such a situation would be a turnoff for a lot of recruits, but it looks like Kiffin's firing could play in the Trojans' favor.
Broadus told 247Sports, “I feel that he should have been fired a while ago and USC is going to raise the bar now because the new coaching staff next year and I’m anxious to see what they are going to look like.” Broadus is one of the top ten wide receivers in the Class of 2015, and in addition to Southern Cal, he has received offers from California, UCLA and Arizona State.
Snoop Dogg's son wasn't the only recruit happy to hear that Kiffin was let go. Other recruits said that the firing "wasn't a real shock" and that they "knew it was coming." One recruit, Joseph Wicker, even said that he was "a little happy" to hear that Kiffin was fired. In the meantime, Ed Orgeron has been named the interim head coach for the Trojans and no other firings have been announced, so perhaps that well help Southern Cal maintain their current recruits.
Southern Cal announced Kiffin's firing this morning after the Trojans lost their game against Arizona State on Saturday 62-41. This puts the Trojans at 3-2 for the season, and Kiffin has won only 4 out of his past 11 games. Kiffin was hired at Southern Cal in 2010 after being the head coach at Tennessee for one season. Kiffin's best season was in 2011, when his team went 11-2. Otherwise, his performance as the Southern California head coach hasn't been much to speak of.
Kiffin has never been a fan favorite, which shows in some of the comments posted to Twitter since his firing was announced:
Saw where Lane Kiffin was relieved of his duties today at SoCal. Maybe Alshon Jeffery can hire him to pump his gas. http://t.co/IVKXHDhlHb
— Jason Autry (@jeautry) September 29, 2013
I know I'm late but LOLOLOLOL LANE KIFFIN GOT FIRED LOLOLOLOLOL
— Daniel Martin (@Red_DMartin) September 30, 2013
When Snoop Dogs son thinks you should be fired....you should be fired. Nice going Lane! http://t.co/sSqBNTVitc
— hoopstrainer (@hoopstrainer) September 29, 2013
And in case Kiffin's Twitter account (which is pretty much dedicated to the Trojans) gets deactivated, here is his final tweet as Southern Cal head coach:
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) September 28, 2013