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With firings, timing can be everything

Originally Published: September 30, 2013
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

Lane Kiffin and Paul Pasqualoni have joined an exclusive club.  

On Monday, Connecticut fired third-year coach Pasqualoni, two days after the Huskies fell to 0-4 following a 41-12 loss to Buffalo.

A day earlier, USC fired fourth-year coach Lane Kiffin only hours after the Trojans were blasted 62-41 at Arizona State, dropping their record to 3-2.

Such early-season firings are rare, but not unprecedented. Since 1998, only four head coaches at BCS schools had failed ...

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