PASADENA, Calif. -- Some quick hits from media day.
Coach Lane Kiffin with quarterback Matt Barkley. USC was picked second in the media poll after finishing tied for fifth in 2009.
On lawsuit with Tennessee Titans: "We cannot comment on that."
Kiffin on transfers: "Our front-line players have stayed." The Trojans are down to 71 scholarship players.
Said Kiffin: "People expect USC to start crumbling right now with the sanctions."
On Barkley: "He's changed his body. We feel he'll be much quicker."
Said of D-line: "We feel like we've got seven guys who are special."
Kiffin: "Depth in general is going to be an issue. ... We have to be smart how we handle our practicing." Said USC will be "more NFL-oriented in how we practice." Said O-line is most worrisome.
On debunking any myth about himself: "I don't know. There are a lot of them out there."
Barkley on transfers: "Not as many guys were on the edge as you think."
Kiffin on NCAA ruling allowing players to transfer: "We created free agency in college football." Said players left to get more playing time.
While Barkley was talking about not being able to play for a national championship for the next couple of seasons, Kiffin piped in. "So are you announcing you will return for your senior season?" Barkley: "We'll see."
Barkley said Kiffin opening quarterback competition with him and Mitch Mustain helped both get better.