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Expectations rising for Lane Kiffin

However, the USC football coach anticipates more challenges in his second year

Updated: March 21, 2011, 8:57 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Year 1 was the getting-to-know-you period for USC athletic director Pat Haden and football coach Lane Kiffin. The stakes were low, kind of like a first date at a coffeehouse in the middle of the afternoon.

Haden learned how Kiffin coaches (which he later professed admiration for), and Kiffin learned how serious Haden is about cleaning up the mess around Heritage Hall before the NCAA does it for the Trojans (again).

Year 2, which starts bright and early Tuesday ...

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