USC, Kiffin release statement regarding NCAA letter

LOS ANGELES (WVLT) -- The University of Southern California and Lane Kiffin each released statements Tuesday after the NCAA sent a notice of allegations to the school regarding Kiffin's illegal conduct while at Tennessee.

Here are quotes today from USC athletic director Pat Haden and head football coach Lane Kiffin regarding the NCAA's notice of allegations.

USC ATHLETIC DIRECTOR PAT HADEN QUOTE, 2-23-11:

"We have received from the NCAA a notice of allegations against Lane Kiffin pertaining to his tenure as the head football coach at Tennessee. The NCAA enforcement process provides for Tennessee and Lane to address those charges. Until that process is completed, it would be unfair and premature for me or USC to comment on this matter.

"However, I will say this: Since his return to USC last year as our head football coach, Lane has been vigilant in making sure he and the football program follow the NCAA's rules and compete the right way. Lane has my support as our head football coach."

USC HEAD FOOTBALL COACH Lane Kiffin QUOTE, 2-23-11:

"We have received the notice of allegations. On the advice of my legal counsel, we cannot comment other than to say we look forward to working through the process with the NCAA."


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