A person familiar with the decision says Lane Kiffin has agreed to become Southern California's new coach after one season at Tennessee.
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ESPN.com was the first to report the hiring. The Volunteers have called a press conference for 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school had yet to make an announcement.
Kiffin takes over for Pete Carroll, who left to become the Seattle Seahawks' coach. Kiffin was an assistant at USC under Carroll.
Posted: 1/13/10 12:10AM ET