Usc Fires Lane Kiffin, Ending Hollywood Story Doomed From The Beginning
Hollywood pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash
The 22-year-old pedestrian died after being rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The victim has been identified as Keymontae Mckenzie, a transgender woman. A longtime friend says she went by the name Unique. “That was the first girl I met out here,” said friend Andrew Scott. “The good die young.” The suspect’s vehicle was described as a light-colored older model Ford Thunderbird. L.A. City Councilman Joe Buscaino says there’s been an alarming rash of hit-and-run crashes in the Los Angeles area. He proposes offering a standing reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of drivers who flee the scene of an accident. He believes the reward will encourage witnesses to speak up. “It’s time to send a clear signal,” Buscaino said. “If you leave the scene of an accident, you are a coward. You are a criminal, and you will be treated as such.” L.A. officials are also encouraging state lawmakers to make the penalties for hit-and-runs on par with the penalties for DUI offenses. If you have any information about the Hollywood hit-and-run, you’re asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Division at (213) 485-4302.
In wasn’t that long ago whenKiffin sauntered into the SECand immediately began irritating his peers with the hope it’d give Tennessee an edge.For a league that had the equivalent of a living Mount Rushmore of coaches in Urban Meyer, Les Miles, Nick Saban and Steve Spurrier, Kiffins brash entrance into the league back in 2009 was annoying. He went on to prove his critics right when, after one season in Knoxville, he bolted to take the head coaching job at USC. His plane to L.A. was barely off the ground before Volunteers fans took to the streets to burn couches. Kiffin left disappointment and NCAA sanctions in his wake. The program still hasnt fully recovered. Then theres USC. Kiffin followed one of the programs most successful coaches in Pete Carroll. He took over a program that was saddled with NCAA sanctions, including a two-year bowl ban and the loss of multiple scholarships. He was given latitude in the first few seasons, but 2012 was suppose to be the year that USC was back on the map. The Trojans were the preseason No. 1 team and many believed USC would be the program that would end the SECs dominance in the BCS.