KIFFIN IS LEAVING USC FOR RAIDERS.
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USC An abbreviation for U.S. Code. offensive coordinator An offensive coordinator typically refers to the coach on a football team in the National Football League or College football who is in charge of the offense. This position aids the head coach by designing and scripting plays, delegating work to offensive position coaches during Lane Kiffin Lane Kiffin (born May 9, 1975) is the head coach of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He was previously the offensive coordinator for the University of Southern California Trojans football team. became the Oakland Raiders' head coach Monday, which means assistant head coach Steve Sarkisian will call plays for the Trojans next season.
Sarkisian will be granted complete control of the offense following the Raiders' surprising hire of Kiffin, who is only 31 years old and has never coached in the NFL NFL
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``(Sarkisian) is going to assume all of the responsibility,'' USC coach Pete Carroll said. ``He will be in charge of the offense. He's going to take over all of it.''
Carroll said he would hire another assistant coach, possibly for wide receivers, which was Kiffin's area of responsibility. He did not rule out giving another coach the title of offensive coordinator, even though Sarkisian will call plays.
``There's a lot of things I could do, I don't have to decide right now,'' Carroll said.
Sarkisian said he was not surprised the Raiders hired Kiffin after he turned down the job last week. The pair interviewed with Raiders owner Al Davis together and Kiffin was offered the team's offensive coordinator position if Sarkisian took the head coaching job.
``I think Al Davis wanted a young offensive-minded head coach,'' Sarkisian said. ``I'm excited for Kiff. It's a great opportunity. This came about after I talked with them.''
Kiffin was USC's offensive coordinator the past two seasons and became a lightning rod for criticism as the replacement for popular assistant Norm Chow. Fans became particularly irate following the Trojans' 13-9 loss to UCLA UCLA University of California at Los Angeles
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