Found September 27, 2012 on
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Lane Kiffin gave his team the day off on Thursday. It will be their first of two off days in three days during the bye week.
As the Trojans go through the bye, Kiffin's two most glaring concerns have been eased.
First and foremost was depth at running back. That problem disappeared when Silas Redd showed up from Penn State.
The one-two punch of Curtis McNeal and Redd showed just how dynamic they can be in the win against Cal last week, leading the charge for a season-high 296 rushing yards. McNeal finished with 10 carries and 115 yards, while Redd had 21 carries for 159 yards and a touchdown. It was a welcome sight considering what the running game produced in the previous three games.
"I would say the (biggest) disappointment would be, prior to the last game, our run game," Kiffin said, "and when we need to, to be able to dominate people up front and we were able to do that last week so hopefully we can continue that."
After Redd announced he would...
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USC Coach Lane Kiffin talks to the media following Wednesday's practice. The Trojans have a bye this week before traveling to Utah for their Thursday night game.
LOS ANGELES -- USC defensive end Morgan Breslin has been the talk of the Trojans defense through four games, but you won't hear a peep from him.
Via the USC Sports Information Department, he's respectfully declined interview requests from members of the media since he stepped on campus. His teammates don't hear much from him either.
"We don't hear him talk...
No. 13 USC will travel to play Utah next Thursday. In the meantime, Coach Lane Kiffin changed up the practice schedule and routine to give his team time to rest and recover before getting back to game action.
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No. 13 USC enters its bye week 3-1 on the season. Coach Lane Kiffin says his Trojans' are mentally and physically tired and need the rest.
Week five gave the Trojans what Coach Lane Kiffin calls a much needed rest. Now No. 13 USC turns their attention and refreshed minds to Utah.
It was just last week that we saw Lane Kiffin get a little upset with the media after a practice when he was asked about an injury, now his cross-town counterpart UCLA coach Jim Mora, has done the same thing.
According to Bruins Nation, Mora kicked the media out of practice after he saw that there were cameras set up in a restricted area.
Mora went on to blame the Sports Information...