Fans react to Tennessee's firing of coach Bruce Pearl
Students react to Kiffin leaving
Lane Kiffin is two workouts into his second spring at USC, but he is still fielding questions about his time at Tennessee.
Bruce Pearl, who admitted that he provided misleading and incorrect information to NCAA investigators, was fired this week as basketball coach at Tennessee.
In the wake of Pearl's firing, Kiffin was asked Thursday whether he was concerned that he might be suspended by the NCAA's Committee on Infractions.
Last month, after an investigation into Tennessee's athletic program, USC and Kiffin received a notice of allegations from the NCAA regarding Kiffin's 14-month tenure in Knoxville. The NCAA said Kiffin "failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the football program and failed to monitor the activities regarding compliance" of several assistant coaches and an athletics administrator involved with the football program.
A hearing for Tennessee and Kiffin is scheduled for June.
"I don't have a concern for it because I know, and as you read reports (about Pearl), I think when you look at those things it has to do with issues of how you deal with the NCAA and how you communicate with them through the process," Kiffin said. "I don't think that that is a question at all in this situation."