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USC Coach Lane Kiffin talks with the media following Thursday's practice. No. 9 USC travels to Tucson to take on Arizona on Saturday.
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Lane Kiffin has a job to do at USC, and that’s to win football games. If that means doing something aimed at deceiving your opponent that is technically with the confines of the NCAA rules, Kiffin is open to it. For example, let’s look at his decision to have backup quarterback Cody Kessler change jerseys from No. 6 to No. 35 in the first half against Colorado. According to...
USC Coach Lane Kiffin talks to the media after Wednesday's practice as No. 9 USC prepares to travel to Arizona to face the Wildcats.
Matt Barkley threw 20 passes against Washington and looked dreadful. He completed just 30 percent of his passes in the second half. Head coach Lane Kiffin talked about how any quarterback wouldn't be happy by throwing just 20 passes.
What a difference a week makes.
Barkley threw the same amount of passes against Colorado last week, 20, but he completed 19 of them. Six were...
USC Coach Lane Kiffin talks to the media after Tuesday's practice as the Trojans prepare for their final road game of the regular season at Arizona.
LOS ANGELES - If youve turned on a USC game this season, chances are a No. 18 on defense has popped up on your screen more than once.
That safety-turned-linebacker is Dion Bailey. Hes been all over the field and one could make the argument Baileys the USC defensive MVP this season. Hes leading the team in interceptions, passes defended and is third on the team in tackles. Normally...
USC Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin is many things. He is controversial, he is charismatic, he is enigmatic and he is a pretty good college football coach. But he is also pushing the envelope. I am afraid that he may have crossed the line in almost trying to rile up the NCAA by switching jersey numbers of players during a game against the hapless Colorado Buffaloes last week.
The reason why Southern Cal should be under investigation for this, and should have been penalized during the game is due to the fact that they had two players wearing the same jersey. Not just the same number, the same jersey.It’s typical to see duplicate numbers on the field, and with teams having 100 players or more (including walk-ons), they pretty much have to. The only...
LOS ANGELES -- There is nothing illegal about players changing uniform numbers during the course of a game.
Different, but not illegal.
So when Cody Kessler switched from No. 35 to his usual No. 6 on Saturday, it was well within NCAA rules, as USC head coach Lane Kiffin pointed out on Tuesday.
We change jerseys all the time with our guys, Kiffin said. We changed some more this...
USC defensive tackle Leonard Williams drew a flagrant foul on Saturday after throwing a punch at a Colorado player. The Pac-12 did not pursue further punishment, leaving Williams to be available to play at Arizona.
After becoming the Pac-12 leader for career touchdown passes thrown, the records continued to pile up for USC quarterback Matt Barkley as the Trojans routed Colorado 50-6. But as he said at practice this week, that's old news as the Trojans turn their focus to Arizona.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The USC Trojans travel to Tucson (Ariz.) this week to face on of the top offenses in college football. Look inside for photos from the week of prep at Howard Jones Field...