Originally written December 06, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
Matt Barkley said this week that USC’s offense focused on Marqise Lee too much at times this season, but Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin disagrees. “At times though we focused too much on him as a team and we took away from other great playmakers like Robert (Woods) and our tight ends who were phenomenal players to where defenses saw that and kind of overcrowded Marqise,” Barkley said on “The Dan Patrick Show” Monday. “He still managed to make plays. I think we could have done a better job of utilizing other players.” Barkley said that in response to Patrick, who was gushing over Lee and calling him the best player in college football this season. On Wednesday, Kiffin was asked about Barkley’s comments and disagreed with them. “No I don’t think that’s true,” Kiffin said via the Los Angeles Times. “Basically, Marqise Lee had one more catch than Robert Woods did the year before, so when you have players like that you want to make sure they’re touching the ball.” Lee had 112 catche
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