LANE KIFFIN'S LIFE STORY

Streeter Lecka

AS TOLD THROUGH THE FILMS OF VINCE VAUGHN

September 1974 - Lane Kiffin is conceived.

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May 9, 1975 - Kiffin's birth.

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1981-1990: Lane spends much of his childhood moving around the country as his father goes from NC State to several positions in the NFL, including stops in Green Bay, Buffalo, Minnesota, and New York.

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1994: Lane Kiffin commits to Fresno State University.

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1999: Colorado State hires Kiffin as a graduate assistant.

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2001: Lane Kiffin joins Pete Carroll's staff at USC as the tight ends coach.

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2005: Along with Steve Sarkisian, Kiffin is promoted to co-offensive coordinator. Kiffin is also named recruiting coordinator for USC.

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2007: At 31, Kiffin is the youngest man to be named an NFL head coach in the modern era when he is hired by Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis.

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September 30, 2008: Davis fires Kiffin over the phone. Kiffin leaves with a 5-15 record as coach of the Raiders.

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December 1, 2008: Tennessee introduces Kiffin as the new head coach, succeeding Phil Fulmer.

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January 12, 2010: Kiffin abruptly quits and accepts the head coaching job at USC.

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2012: USC, eligible for postseason play for the first time since being sanctioned by the NCAA, begins the season ranked number one. They end the season in El Paso, where the Trojans lose to Georgia Tech by two touchdowns. Rumors about Kiffin's future with the program intensify.

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September 7, 2013: USC loses at home to Washington State.

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September 28, 2013: USC suffers its second loss of the year, a 62-41 defeat at the hands of Arizona State. Kiffin is fired in the early morning hours when the team returns to California and winds up abandoned at the airport.

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October 12, 2013: Appearing on College GameDay, Kiffin accepts the blame for his termination and says he will learn from his mistakes.

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December 2013: Word spreads that Kiffin has spent time in Tuscaloosa reviewing Alabama's offense at the invitation of Nick Saban. Many speculate if this means Kiffin will return to coaching as a coordinator for the Crimson Tide.

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January 10, 2014: Kiffin accepts the offensive coordinator position at Alabama.

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March 2004: Actor Vince Vaughn purchases Kiffin's former Manhattan Beach home.

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