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When informed of this allegation by the Pac-12, USC investigated it immediately. The student manager confirmed that he had, without the knowledge of, or instruction from, any USC student-athlete, coach, staff member or administrator, deflated those game balls after they had been tested and approved by officials prior to the game.
|USC coach Lane Kiffin can't seem to shake off-field drama this season.|
Lane, stop it. Coach your team. Focus on the details of coaching your team to execute better. Focus on creating a winning culture. Focus on schemes and game plans. Focus on recruiting. But stop being cute. Stop trying to beat the system. We are USC. We are not quirky. We are not into obsessing about creative ways to ferret out small advantages. We're about lining up and playing better football than the other team because our players are more talented. I do not want to read about or even hear through the rumor mill that you team is doing anything creative or quirky. You're a smart guy. But stop trying to outsmart people. Use your brain to become a better coach.