Even after he was fired from the position, former USC coach Lane Kiffin made bank off the Trojans football program.
According to a report from the Los Angeles Times’ Zach Helfand, USC paid Kiffin $2.7 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year. That’s on top of the $680,000 salary he earned in his first year as offensive coordinator for Alabama.
Kiffin was infamously fired from USC in September 2013 by then-athletic director Pat Haden in an L.A. airport terminal. He has since earned $680,000 in each of his first two seasons at Alabama while helping coach the Tide to two SEC titles and a College Football Playoff national championship. He is set to earn $714,000 in 2016-17, according to the Times’ report.
Kiffin will face off against his former team for the first time in 2016, when Alabama opens its season against USC in primetime on Sept. 3 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas