USC coach Lane Kiffin was interviewed by San Diego radio host Darren Smith last week and asked if he could win only with California players?
“You could,” Kiffin said. “That really is our number one goal. We talk about the ‘state of SC.’ You say what area is that? That’s the whole state of California. We’ve got to control the whole state. What that means is that we have to work really hard to evaluate all the kids out there that we are getting the kids to our camp and that we are not missing on kids.
“And then we want to go add great players out of state. Our philosophy is that when we go out of state, we better be getting potential first round picks. Actually, I believe that six of our last 11 All-Americans have been from out of state.”