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LOS ANGELES --- In the place where former USC head coach Pete Carroll has transformed the Seattle Seahawks into the top defensive unit in the NFL, his former co-offensive coordinators with the Trojans will be center stage in a Pac-12 battle on Saturday.
Steve Sarkisian and Washington (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12 North) will host Lane Kiffin and No. 11 USC (4-1, 2-1 Pac-12 South) at CenturyLink field on Saturday.
Carroll, whom Kiffin still affectionately refers to as "Coach," had advice for Kiffin when he left USC to become the head coach of the Oakland Raiders. Carroll told him to continue to call plays in addition to being the head coach.
"He said the worst thing I can do is give that up because the players feel that from you and the relationship it creates," Kiffin recalls. "That's always kind of sat in the back of my head."
Carroll was his own defensive coordinator at USC. Kiffin followed suit and became his own playcaller with the Raiders, Tennessee, an...
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