Some items of note from coach Lane Kiffin's final Sunday conference call, which looked back at Saturday's season-finale win over UCLA and ahead to next season:
USC's 2010 season ended Saturday night at around 10:45 p.m. The recruiting season then started early Sunday morning, with several Trojan assistants departing on recruiting trips and skipping out on the Trojans' formal end-of-year team dinner at University President Max Nikias' house in San Marino. Kiffin said he'd join them and get on the road Monday.
As for specific recruiting goals, Kiffin said he hoped to get nine or 10 high-school seniors to enroll at USC in January and thus count as part of the 2010 recruiting class. Well, first he said he wanted "45" early enrollees -- but that was a joke. And he also indicated that getting nine or 10 players to come in early was easier said than done, too. And, position-wise, Kiffin said: “We have zero depth at all on the offensive line. And the linebackers, I don’t even know how we would line up if we had to play a game tomorrow.”
Injury updates: Kiffin said both cornerback Torin Harris and offensive lineman Kevin Graf will require offseason shoulder surgeries. Kiffin was also asked if cornerback T.J. Bryant -- who underwent surgery on his injured labrum last month -- would be able to apply for a medical redshirt. He said Bryant, a junior, just missed out on it by playing in four of the Trojans' 13 games this season. The limit to receive a medical redshirt is 30 percent; four of 13 is 30.7 percent.
Allen Bradford ended his USC career with a remarkable 212-yard, two-touchdown rushing day (259 yards overall). Kiffin, continuing to show an eye for what makes a good story, spotlighted that during the call. “It’s really a compelling story,” he said of Bradford's collegiate finale. “I’m glad our guys got to see that.”