USC Burned By Georgia Tech In Sun Bowl, Fans Want Lane Kiffin Fired
Score: Georgia Tech 21, USC 7
Star(s): Georgia Tech: David Sims 17 Car, 99 Yds. USC: Silas Redd 17 Car, 88 Yds.
Story: Aside from a field goal unjustly awarded to the Trojans (it was later overturned), nothing went right today for USC. The Trojans were able to hang with the Yellow Jackets in the first half, reaching halftime tied at 7-7. But in the second half, it was all Georgia Tech. Max Wittek was an atrocious 14-of-37 passing, routinely throwing the ball way over his receivers heads, finishing with 107 yards passing, three interceptions and one touchdown. The Yellow Jackets used the triple-option to gain 369 yards of offense on the Trojans, while USC barely cracked 200 yards of its own. An Orwin Smith touchdown reception from Tevin Washington early in the fourth quarter gave Tech a 21-7 lead, and a Max Wittek interception in the end zone soon after effectively ended the game.
Of course, USC fans are livid. The Trojans went from a preseason ranking of No. 1 to losing to a team which had a 6-7 record entering today. As you can imagine, Twitter was ugly afterwards:
SC should fire Lane Kiffin for losing to GT in the SunBowl. #sorryasscoaching
— The Champ (@AAppiah2) December 31, 2012
@usc_athletics time to fire lane kiffin
— Josh Kimbell (@Pax2017) December 31, 2012
Embarrassing performance to end an Embarrassing season for #USC. Fire Lane Kiffin now!
— Brian McGowan (@BKMCG) December 31, 2012
If I were USC AD Pat Haden, I’d fire Lane Kiffin right after the plane lands back in Los Angeles. Kiffin is an embarrassing jerkoff.
— Brian Grayson (@djslybri) December 31, 2012
Can USC fire Lane Kiffin now?
— Brian Slagel (@brianslagel) December 31, 2012
Someone please fire Lane Kiffin. He has never been a good coach. Even as an offensive coordinater, he was marginal, good recruiter bad coach
— Joseph Rogers (@jdro310) December 31, 2012