Lane Kiffin firing not a hasty decision

Clear to USC AD Pat Haden that move had to be made after several bad games

Updated: September 29, 2013, 4:06 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

TEMPE, Ariz. -- USC athletic director Pat Haden left the sideline twice during the second half of the Trojans' 62-41 loss to Arizona State on Saturday night.

Once was during Arizona State's 28-0 run in the third quarter, when he huddled up with some of his advisors and presumably made the decision to pull the plug on Lane Kiffin's tenure as USC's coach now rather than later.

The second was when he trailed the cart driving Marqise Lee back to USC's locker ...

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