Lane Kiffin admits that he hasn't addressed the Trojan's high preseason rank a whole lot with the team.
While talking on XX Sports Radio in San Diego, Kiffin was asked about how he felt about the attention that USC had been getting in the polls after a 10-2 finish last season.
“We didn’t make very much of it within our team. We don’t talk about it really. It’s got nothing to do with whether we’re going to be any good or whether we’re going to win games."
"Nobody is going to roll over because of where you’re ranked. On the other side of things, outside of our team, I think for our fans and for our University it’s very exciting, especially with what they went through and having so much taken away from them." he said.
Kiffin also explained why he feels it's important for a head coach to be heavily involved in the recruiting process.
"I think as a head coach you better get to know everybody around the situation because you’re the head coach. At the end of the day they’re coming to play for you so I would consider myself very hands on.”