The school has released the following statement:
[USC AD Pat] Haden informed Kiffin of his termination upon the team charter's arrival back in Los Angeles early Sunday morning following USC's 62-41 loss at Arizona State.
Kiffin's Trojans have lost 7 of their past 11 games. USC is 3-2 this year and has lost both of its Pac-12 games. His overall record in 4 years at USC is 28-15.
Haden will hold a press conference at USC on Sunday afternoon at a time and place to be announced.
It was a little surprising that it didn't happen after last season when the team started the year as a preseason No. 1, but quickly fell off the radar. A 7-6 finish for a program like the Trojans is unheard of prompting calls for his job then.
For some reason the school decided to give him a chance again this season. Things didn't start well when the team had a hard time with Hawaii--yes, Hawaii. A loss to Washington State (who now looks pretty decent) and a tough win over Utah State had the stage set.
A 62-4 shellacking by Arizona State was the final straw.