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Dismissal of USC assistant coach Kennedy Polamalu has left Trojan family stunned

There's nothing unusual about a football coach firing his assistants, especially after a 7-6 season. So the staff purge started by USC coach Lane Kiffin didn't exactly raise eyebrows even when one of those to depart was his father, defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.But last week's firing of running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu sparked outrage because few anticipated or understood it. Polamalu was the only former USC player on the staff and a highly respected assistant coach. His players revered him and his dismissal angered current and former Trojans.They wanted to know why Kiffin fired him. That was the big question left unanswered as Kiffin waited two days to release a terse statement.\As we continue to evaluate all facets of our program