As the No. 20 USC Trojans look to upend the undefeated No. 4 Stanford Cardinal Saturday night at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin has channeled his inner Lou Holtz. The former Notre Dame coach was notorious for propping up his opponents of all caliber, not wanting to provide any bulletin board material for his opponent. Much as Kiffin did earlier this week, he had nothing but praise on Friday for Stanford and Heisman Trophy candidate Andrew Luck.
"I think you can argue that they're the best team in the country. You're going to talk about a team that plays great defense, the longest winning streak in the county, they've beaten everyone by 25 points," Kiffin told Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio. "They have no weaknesses. They stop everybody on defense, they set the school record last week in rushing, and they have the best quarterback to maybe ever play football. Do you have any answers?"
Then again, Kiffin wasn't shy about propping up USC either. He noted that when the Trojans beat Notre Dame by 14 points last week, they only used 45 scholarship players. "Look at our roster, it's dominated by players in their first or second year," Kiffin said. "You start to get excited, thinking we really can do this thing."
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