Lane Kiffin knows key to season

USC coach acknowledges poor play in 2012, but positive results will cure all

Updated: July 30, 2013, 8:35 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Pat Haden did what he was supposed to do on Thursday.

USC's athletic director came out publicly and supported Lane Kiffin, announcing that the USC Trojans football coach was not on the hot seat and Haden was behind him 100 percent.

With USC set to open training camp next week and Kiffin assured of keeping his job this season, that was the only thing Haden could have and should have done.

Why announce that Kiffin is on the hot seat before ...

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