Things are getting ugly at USC

LOS ANGELES -- In the 1976 Academy Award-winning satirical movie “Network,” news anchor Howard Beale (played by Peter Finch) gets so fed up with the state of society that he bellows out one of the most memorable lines in movie history: “I am as mad as hell and I am not going to take this anymore.”

USC fans are rapidly becoming Howard Beale.

No matter how hard the Trojans and their beleaguered head coach, Lane Kiffin, try to move on from Saturday’s stunning upset loss to Washington State in the Pac-12 opener, the ramifications and fallout from the ugly “Fire Kiffin” chants and vindictive booing may be just the beginning.