USC football: Lane Kiffin says Trojans could adopt spread offense in future seasons


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USC spent the week attempting to imitate top-ranked Oregon’s spread offense and pace in preparation for their Oct. 30 game at the Coliseum.

But could the Trojans take it a step further?

USC Coach Lane Kiffin, ever the provocateur, said Thursday that the Trojans’ roster might dictate a switch to more of a spread offense in future seasons.


‘Look at what we have,’ Kiffin said after a morning practice. ‘We’ve got a bunch of really good receivers and backs and tight ends and we don’t have a fullback on our roster that’s on scholarship two months from now.’

Kiffin said the Trojans already run elements of the spread in their no-huddle package.

‘That may be what we need to go to,’ he said of the spread, adding, ‘We’ll play with whatever we have.’

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-- Gary Klein