Tonight is an example of when USC outthinks itself and makes something more than it is. Lane Kiffin knows who will start at quarterback and told the quarterbacks. But he will not tell the public or media.
Kiffin said if he names a starter, “people might use it to tear into one or the other of these kids.”
Say what? Schools have quarterback competitions all over the country and when the coach picks a starter, he names him. Now Kiffin is going to make things an issue for both quarterbacks unnecessarily all week.
Instead of a one day story this becomes an all-week story. This is how Kiffin handles situations. Can you imagine Pete Carroll doing this?