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Kiffin on snub: 'I could care less'

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08:17 AM ET 09.10 | What, us worry? Lane Kiffin is not looking back. Nearly a month after giving up his vote in the USA Today coaches' poll, the Trojans coach said Sunday that he "doesn't think twice about it" despite USC's fall from No. 2 to No. 3 in the index after the Trojans' 42-29 victory over Syracuse. Alabama is ranked No. 1 and Louisiana State is No. 2. "I could care less," Kiffin said during a teleconference with reporters. "If we keep moving down and every Saturday we're winning, I'll be very happy." It's the second week that USC has fallen in a poll after a victory. The Trojans dropped from No. 1 to No. 2 behind Alabama in the Associated Press media poll after their 49-10 season-opening victory over Hawaii.

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September 10, 2012  08:26 AM ET

The poll s what is it, no reason to worry. If you win out yo will get to the big game. If you don't then yo won't...just focus on each week,

September 10, 2012  08:29 AM ET

Crickets.

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September 10, 2012  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The poll s what is it, no reason to worry. If you win out yo will get to the big game. If you don't then yo won't...just focus on each week,

Good point, USC needs to focus on Stanford this weekend at Stanford Stadium!!! Nothing they can do about the polls, except win every week.

September 10, 2012  09:12 AM ET
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seriously. do we really need to list the teams that did win out and never got a shot. polling su<ks and leaves out qualified teams. its merely an opinion and nothing more.

THIS!

I believe this helped Pete Carrol out the door more than anything else. If USC had one loss they were magically out of the title game but a SEC Big 10 school like Florida could loose one game to Ole Miss or even LSU with 2 losses and thanks to polling find themselves in the BCS title game.

September 10, 2012  09:12 AM ET

If you guys expect other teams to drop when they don't look impressive, why don't you think USC should drop when they don't look impressive?

September 10, 2012  09:12 AM ET
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THIS!I believe this helped Pete Carrol out the door more than anything else. If USC had one loss they were magically out of the title game but a SEC Big 10 school like Florida could loose one game to Ole Miss or even LSU with 2 losses and thanks to polling find themselves in the BCS title game.

*Remove Big 10

September 10, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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seriously. do we really need to list the teams that did win out and never got a shot. polling su<ks and leaves out qualified teams. its merely an opinion and nothing more.

I luv how UF beats a very mediocre atm team and moves up 6 spots and Ark loses to ULM and drops the same number that Mich dropped for losing to bama.

There's consistency...

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September 10, 2012  09:19 AM ET

When you say "I could care less", it literally means that you care by some sort of amount, so you could care less than you currently do. Either SI screwed up the quote (not unlikely) or Kiffin is an idiot (more likely). If he doesn't care, it should be "I couldn't care less."

September 10, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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If you guys expect other teams to drop when they don't look impressive, why don't you think USC should drop when they don't look impressive?

USC did drop in the polls this week!!!

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September 10, 2012  09:33 AM ET

If it makes him feel better, Alabama was ranked number 3 last year after four weeks. The only reason any coach cares right now is for recruiting purposes I suppose and alumni/Booster luncheons.

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September 10, 2012  09:33 AM ET

We all know SEC deserves spots 1-7!

 
September 10, 2012  09:34 AM ET

You know if he were coaching at Tenn his team would be number 1!

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