As USC is set to open conference play with Washington State, Lane Kiffin is off to one of the best starts by a coach in the history of the program. At 3-0 already, Kiffin could join these coaches and their undefeated starts:
On the radio pregame show, broadcaster Pete Arbogast ("how DO you do?") informed Kiffin that Pete Carroll was 4-5 in Pac-10 road openers, and Kiffin replied, laughing, "I was not aware of that stat. Don't scare me like that."