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When Lane Kiffin was kicked off the USC team bus around 3 a.m. last weekend and relieved of his head coaching duties in the middle of LAX, you couldn’t help but feel sorry for the guy. Sure, he bolted from the University of Tennessee just a year into his six-year contract without taking questions from the media, and yes, he once walked out in the middle of a press conference because he didn’t feel like answering more questions. But getting canned in front of the airport California Pizza Kitchen is a tough way to go out. Check out our list of other sports coach firings that left a sour taste in our mouths.