- May 8, 2002
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Lane Kiffin was fired by Southern California on Sept. 29, 2013, just five games into the season, on the airport tarmac after the team plane returned home from Arizona State. While not unprecedented, such an early coaching change was rare and a harbinger of sorts: Over the next eight seasons, eight more firings were made at the top level of college football before the midway point, including two last year. Five coaches have been sacked before Week 6 - at least one every week since Sept. 11 when Nebraska dumped Scott Frost.