Bruin Bites: Cassius Profile, Kiffin Firing Fallout, Del Rio to Southern Cal Heating Up?

Here's the odds-on favorite to take over for Lane Kiffin next year. - Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

It's Monday morning and our Bruins are in full-practice mode, with a road trip to Salt Lake City coming up fast, with the Utah Utes lined up for a Thursday night battle. With the work week getting started, we take a look at the various bits and pieces of news from around the football-related UCLA-iverse, with a lot of chatter focused on who will replace Lane Kiffin at Southern Cal cross-town rival.

Boom. Lane Kiffin is out at Southern Cal in a swift blow by Pat Haden, with Lane literally frozen out, left stranded at LAX while the Trojans rolled back to South Central without him. Brutal. I wonder if he'll get to keep the visor, and what his Trojans will play for now. And with UCLA so far rolling (having yet to really fire on all cylinders), things aren't looking so great for the Trojans. Yet, despite the inevitable bleakness that accompanies a mid-season head coach firing, it seems Pat Haden is moving quickly to secure the Trojans next head coach. I'm sure there will be more to follow, but let's turn to the various bits and pieces of football related news from around the UCLA-iverse:

So, with our Bruins not in action this weekend, it's a quiet football weekend for the UCLA faithful, as we sit in bemused wonderment at the complete meltdown happening across town. For now, we have to wait and see when Haden makes it official that Del Rio is taking over: after all, the last time they hired a defensive-minded guy from the NFL with little college coaching experience, it worked out okay, right? Let's begin the Del Rio official announcement countdown clock today.

GO BRUINS

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