How is your relationship with Lane Kiffin?
“He was a young coach, we both got to USC at the same time and I have great admiration. Our teams have played each other, we’ve spoken several times. There are no problems with Lane Kiffin.”
Why did you call Rick Neuheisel when you did?
“That’s the proper thing to do. Up until that time, I wasn’t necessarily talking to Rick Neuheisel because it was someone else saying something. That’s what you do. That’s the ethical thing to do.”
Did you talk to USC this morning?
Are you upset with the way it was handled?
“No, I don’t live this way. All I know is it’s an exciting time for UCLA football. I know it’s coach-speak, but it’s the truth.”
Is that ultimately why you decided to stay?