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Lane Kiffin

I DON'T HATE USC

Even If They Still Hate Me

1/12/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Lane Kiffin tells TMZ Sports ... humiliating termination on the LAX tarmac be damned, he's still rooting for USC.

Kiffin returned to the airport this weekend -- the same place where SC officials fired him from his head coaching gig  back in September following a loss to ASU -- and told us he harbors no ill will toward his former employer.  In fact, he considers himself a fan.

Lane  also says he's still living at the Manhattan Beach mansion the university helped him purchase when he took the job back in 2010 -- though he's not planning to stay much longer.

Now that he's taken the offensive coordinator job for Nick Saban at Alabama, Lane says the house is on the market ... and he could score a HUGE payday on the place.

As we first reported, Lane bought the 7,300 square foot pad for $5.5 mil (with a $500k loan from SC) and now he's trying to sell the place for $6.995 mil. 

Helluva parting gift.

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5 COMMENTS

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1.

Unbroken Chain    

Luckiest man in the world. His teams absolutely stink everywhere he goes (raiders, Tennessee, USC) but he keeps getting good jobs. I can't think of anyone else in any industry who would keep getting hired after so much failure

221 days ago
2.

Matt    

That man is a p.o.s. It takes a special type of "I don't care" to make kids commit, then bail on them. I hate Tennessee, but that was messed up. From that decision on karma has been kicking his ass. I can't wait until he gets fired from his new job

221 days ago
3.

UNLV1990    

He sucks, not a good coach. He has been exposed, now future jobs will be harder to get.

221 days ago
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Vote2012    

Just another reason to hate Alabama football. What kind of football program would hire this pompous fool? He has been a serious problem everywhere he has gone, and they hire him? His Daddy must of made a few calls to schools to get him hired again.

220 days ago

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