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Trouble for Trojans? After tumultuous 2012, Kiffin and USC strive for drama-free 2013

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    FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2012 file photo, Southern California head coach Lane Kiffin removes his headset during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Colorado, in Los Angeles. Southern California is coming off a historically disappointing season that has put Kiffin in precarious situation heading into his fourth season as Trojans coach. The Trojans will have a new quarterback and are still dealing with a roster limited by NCAA sanctions. They won’t enter the season No. 1 like last year. Expectations are far more modest, which both Kiffin and his boss, athletic director Pat Haden, say is a good thing. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)The Associated Press

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    FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2012 file photo, Southern California head coach Lane Kiffin looks on as senior quarterback Matt Barkley is introduced to the crowd during a ceremony for the seniors before an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame, in Los Angeles. Southern California is coming off a historically disappointing season that has put Kiffin in precarious situation heading into his fourth season as Trojans coach. The Trojans will have a new quarterback and are still dealing with a roster limited by NCAA sanctions. They won’t enter the season No. 1 like last year. Expectations are far more modest, which both Kiffin and his boss, athletic director Pat Haden, say is a good thing. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)The Associated Press

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    FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2010 file photo, Southern California athletic director Pat Haden watches the third quarter of an NCAA college football game between USC and Hawaii, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Southern California is coming off a historically disappointing season that has put head football coach Lane Kiffin in a precarious situation heading into his fourth season as Trojans coach. The Trojans will have a new quarterback and are still dealing with a roster limited by NCAA sanctions. They won’t enter the season No. 1 like last year. Expectations are far more modest, which both Kiffin and Haden, say is a good thing. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner, File)The Associated Press

Southern California is coming off a historically disappointing season that has put Lane Kiffin in a tough situation heading into his fourth season as Trojans coach.

The Trojans will have a new quarterback and are still dealing with a roster limited by NCAA sanctions. They won't enter the season No. 1 like last year. Expectations are far more modest, which both Kiffin and his boss, athletic director Pat Haden, say is a good thing.

The question is whether another poor season lead to a coaching change at USC.

Kiffin says he always feels as if he is coaching for his job.

Haden says he is not about to make any pronouncements about the upcoming season. He says: "Let's just enjoy the season."