USC: Lane Kiffin Days Are Numbered

Three months ago, the USC Trojans had proudly survived NCAA probation to become the top-ranked team in college football.

On Thursday, after a litany of missteps and misdeeds had turned their season of rebirth into a spiral of regret, the program stumbled again.

One more time, the air was taken out of their football — only this time, literally.

And now, the Psssst Scandal.

The Trojans announced they had been reprimanded and fined by the Pac-12 Conference because one of their student managers had intentionally deflated several footballs below NCAA-regulated levels during the first half of the Trojans’ 62-51 loss to Oregon on Saturday at the Coliseum.

For more on this story visit: Bill Plaschke, LA Times