Robey Mention

Cornerback Nickell Robey received honorable mention selection for the Jim Thorpe Award this week.
“Robey had 3 tackles and 2 interceptions including a 25-yard touchdown return in USC’s 50-16 win at Washington State. Robey become the first Trojan freshman to get two picks in a game since Mike Salmon did so in 1990 against Arizona State.”

Nebraska Plan

Lane Kiffin was asked if he could use any of Nebraska’s game plan to shut down Washington quarterback Jake Locker.
“If you can put six DB’s on the field that run 4.4,” Kiffin said. “That’s something with our personnel we don’t have the ability to do.”

Sarkisian Texts Kiffin

Lane Kiffin said this morning that he sent text messages to Washington coach Steve Sarkisian, who did not respond. Kiffin said tonight Sarkisian responded:
“He told me (Jake) Locker got hurt and is out for the game,” Kiffin said.

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It’s Hot Out There

Four of the top 10 coaches on the hot seat (coacheshot.com) play USC this year. Minnesota, Washington State, Hawaii and Arizona State are the targets. No wonder Lane Kiffin said he doubted his predecessors at USC played as easy a schedule the first four games.

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Kiffin Humor

Lane Kiffin said this morning he sent text messages to Steve Sarkisian but Sarkisian is not responding.
“He’s not responding. I’m not sure what trick he is up to,” Kiffin said. “Maybe he is trying to show how busy he is.”

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