In this segment, more discontent with Paul Dee.
Time for more questions with the Minnesota game approaching. One per person please.
The price of the cheapest ticket for a USC football game has risen 33 percent since 2008 according to a survey of Pac-12 schools by the Oregonian.
USC coach Lane Kiffin made the Hot Seat list for the venerable publication, the Gold Sheet.
Money quote: “Although Kiffin fared well in recent recruiting, a subpar Trojan performance in 2011, considered very possible by regional sources, could get the ball rolling quickly against Kiffin, whom many are convinced is not the proper fit to lead the Trojans through their turbulent probationary period.”
Lane Kiffin told the Trojans in a team meeting he would use more players this season and the move is fine with the players.
Here is USC’s official depth chart. Warning, there are a lot of “or” at the close battles so that Lane Kiffin did not have to make any early decisions.
Lane Kiffin tied for first with Arizona’s Mike Stoops for the Pac-12′s best-dressed coach as voted by coaches in an ESPN survey. You didn’t think the award was for best coach did you?
“The rest of us coaches believe his wife does a nice job picking out the duds for him to wear,” Stanford coach David Shaw said.
Lane Kiffin said Sunday he would not rule out playing defensive tackle Armond Armstead from playing even if he barely practiced next week while awating for official clearance.
Looks like John Martinez is going to start at right guard, according to Lane Kiffin.
“John’s doing well,” Kiffin said.
Aundrey Walker is also working at right guard but the position looks much clearer than left guard, where three different players (Marcus Martin, Martin Coleman, Jeremy Galten) worked with the first-team offense the past three practices.