Originally posted on Dr. Saturday  |  Last updated 10/25/11
Lane Kiffin is trying to quash his team's public verbal bashing of Notre Dame after several of his players went on record as saying the Irish quit during the fourth quarter of USC's 31-17 win. Kiffin actually called Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly to apologize and issued a public statement, unfortunately, he only apologized for one of the many comments floated out there in the past couple days, including his own. "On behalf of our football program, I apologize for Chris Galippo's statements after the game.  I've addressed this with Chris and he is remorseful," Kiffin said in a statement. "I also called Coach [Brian] Kelly to personally apologize.  As I said to the media immediately after the game, I thought Notre Dame played extremely hard throughout the game. It was another classic rivalry game and we feel fortunate to have won." Kelly refused to get into a war of words with USC and acknowledged making mistakes during the game's final minutes, including not using any of the Irish's t...
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