Found August 14, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES -- The eventful, and at times, humorous banter between USC head coach Lane Kiffin and the USA TODAY over the last few days has come to an end. Kiffin has decided to give up his vote in the USA TODAY Sports Coaches' Poll. After filling out one ballot in the poll, Kiffin wrote a letter to the USA TODAY and American Football Coaches Association executive director Grant Teaff bowing out. In the letter, Kiffin wrote "It is an opportunity and responsibility that I do not take lightly," according to USA TODAY. "However, I find it necessary to relinquish my voting status." Kiffin was accused of being "misleading" when, last week, he told reporters "I would not vote USC No. 1, I can tell you that." That was Kiffin's response to being told that new Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez voted the Trojans No. 1 in his poll. Kiffin contends he was making a statement as if he were another head coach or media member. After his comme...
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