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Friday notes

A few notes on this Friday in Los Angeles:

  • One day after a nail-biting victory over Cal, USC was back at it again in practice Friday afternoon. Coach Kevin O'Neill took some time after the hour-long practice to revisit the win — including what went wrong. "What I thought we got last night that really helped us was a real flow sparked by our defense," O'Neill said. "We had a bunch of steals, a bunch of rebounds that got us going. We didn't have energy but we fought through and put ourselves in a position to win."

  • O'Neill said he had never seen a 25-0 run in his coaching career, but pointed out that USC started a December loss to Georgia Tech down 19-0. "Twenty-five's an incredible run, especially for a team like ours," O'Neill said. "It's more than we've scored in a lot of halves."

  • Cal coach Mike Montgomery last night, on how the Trojans managed to defeat his team: "USC is a physical team. USC gets after it. USC defends."

  • In football news, new USC head coach Lane Kiffin is hosting a coaches' clinic on April 9 and 10 at the Galen Center, the school announced today. Also involved in the clinic will be the rest of USC's coaching staff, including defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.