Kiffin, Haden on death of Junior Seau

Former USC and NFL superstar Junior Seau was found dead at his home Wednesday with a gunshot wound to the chest, a victim of an apparent suicide.

Stunning and sad. One of the great linebackers in the history of the game.

I talked to both USC AD Pat Haden and Trojans coach Lane Kiffin, who are both here in Phoenix for the Pac-12 spring meetings, but both didn't want to comment for the record until they had more information on the details. The school sent out statements from each not long ago.

Haden on Seau: "We are tremendously saddened to hear this news and our hearts go out to his family and children. Junior Seau was one of the greatest legends in USC football history. He will always be remembered by USC as the original No. 55."

Kiffin on Seau: "This is a very sad day. The USC football program and the entire Trojan Family extends our condolences to Junior's family. He was one of the greatest Trojans of all-time. Our team and fans were very fortunate to see him just a couple of weeks ago at our Spring Game at the Coliseum. He will be deeply missed."