The plane landed at LAX, and the team boarded the bus to go back to the campus. Before the bus left the airport, Kiffin was asked by USC big-wigs to get off the bus. Kiffin got off the bus and told the bus driver to wait. Kiffin got off the bus and USC officials waved the bus driver to leave, and so the bus left. Kiffin was then told he was done, and was left at the airport to manage his own ride home. Pretty fucked up to get fired at the airport upon your return.
So the game ended in Tempe at 10:30pm, figure the flight to come back to LA leaves at 12-12:30, lands in LA at 1-1:30, and dude got canned in the middle of the night.