Lane Kiffin Officially Named USC's New Head Coach

From SB Nation's USC blog, Conquest Chronicles (where they are obviously a bit stunned just like the rest of us), comes the official release from Southern California. 

Lane Kiffin, the one-time USC offensive coordinator who then became the head coach of the Oakland Raiders and at Tennessee, has been named the Trojans' head football coach, USC athletic director Mike Garrett announced today.

Joining Kiffin's staff as assistants will be Ed Orgeron and Monte Kiffin. Both were on the Tennessee staff in 2009 with Kiffin.

Orgeron, one of college football's top recruiters and defensive line coaches, previously served seven seasons at USC before becoming Mississippi's head coach and then an assistant with the New Orleans Saints. Monte Kiffin, Lane's father, is a longtime NFL and collegiate coach known for his defensive prowess.

And now what ESPN reported is also confirmed: Ed Orgeron and Monte Kiffin and heading to Troy, too. 

The full releases can be read here, with statements from USC AD Mike Garrett. 

Follow along with SB Nation's Tennessee blog, Rocky Top Talk, and our USC blog, Conquest Chronicles, for plenty more reaction and analysis. 

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