Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/2/11
LOS ANGELES Walk through the metal doors, take several steps onto USC's practice field and burnished in white chalk on the green grass, just off the edge of the playing field, is a message: No distractions. If that is supposed to be a reminder for the Trojans to forget about bowl bans, scholarship reductions, everyone's Schadenfreude over their fall from grace and everything else, then what about the man who had it put there? Didn't Lane Kiffin get the memo? Here it is, after the first definitive proof that maybe Kiffin can, you know, actually coach and the dominant storyline is how he has to pony up 10,000 for the petulant tirades about how the referees lied to him Saturday night. There has been little talk since then about how the Trojans, with the exception of a few critical plays, played superbly in a triple-overtime loss to No. 4 Stanford and how it's not so hard to see them fighting back through the scholarship sanctions which will begin this winter and becoming an eli...
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