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USC's Haden Has No Plans to Fire Kiffin

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With Heritage Hall undergoing a yearlong face-lift, USC Athletic Director Pat Haden and other department officials set up offices last month in a university-owned shopping center across the street from campus.

 

A tobacco shop sits directly across the walkway, a nail salon and food court across the courtyard.

 

The situation is clearly temporary.

 

And that's how Haden, who oversees 21 sports and a program that generates more than $80 million in revenue, views the recent fortunes of USC's high-profile programs.

 

After opening last football season No. 1, the Trojans stumbled to an embarrassing 7-6 record under embattled Coach Lane Kiffin. Haden last week fired basketball coach Kevin O'Neill midway through his fourth...

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