- Ted Miller, ESPN Staff Writer
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The week started with Oregon coach Chip Kelly and USC coach Lane Kiffin praising each others' team.
One word: Yawn.
Ah, but things have gotten a little crispy since then as their Saturday matchup gets closer.
Then Kelly decided to talk recruits, pointing out how USC had all the good ones: "In their two-deep, out of their 44 players they have 12 five-star recruits and 26 four-star recruits," Kelly told The Oregonian. "I don't know if there is anybody in the country who has that. I keep hearing USC is down in talent. We have zero five-star recruits in our top 44 and 11 four-star recruits."
So Kiffin countered to reporters Wednesday: “I really wish that I had good enough players and we were good enough coaches that we could spend enough time counting how many four- and five-star players we have on each others’ rosters. I don’t have time for that, unfortunately.”
Finally, USC DT Jurrell Casey just cut to the chase when speaking to ESPN Los Angeles: “They have a good running back and a good quarterback. Other than that, they’re really not that good,” he said.
Three words: Fun, fun, fun.