Quoting Kiffin: Practice Before Washington

Lane Kiffin

Quotes from Trojan head coach Lane Kiffin before his team plays Washington Saturday in the L.A. Coliseum.

(Injury Update)
--"Well for the most part everybody was out there going, doing everything. Da'John Harris will be a gametime decision. So will Torin Harris. Other than that, we should be good to go."

(On Dion Bailey's status)
--"Dion is fine, yes."

(On Hayes Pullard status)
--"Yes Hayes will start."

(On Nickell Robey's late mother)
--"Really a great lady. Just a special lady. Always had a smile on her face. First one to greet you at the house. I went to see her at work one time and everybody there knew her. Just a real caretaker for everybody. There must have been about 30 people in the house one night when I was there and she just knew everybody, was taking care of everybody. Kind of the mother hen of everybody down there."

(On Robey handling his mother's passing as he transitioned to colleg)
--"That was very difficult for someone at that age to go through that. Coming from Frostproof [Fl.] to L.A. is a long and very different move. And then to have [her death] on top of it--she was probably the person closest to him in his life--was difficult. But it says so much about him. So many kids could use that as an excuse not to succeed. Instead he used it as more motivation and has been starting here ever since."

(On Joe Paterno's firing)
--"Same thing as before. Obviously all of its sad and I feel bad for everybody involved. But I actually don't know that many details about it."

(On Washington's offense changing since Locker's departure)
--"He's still has moved, every since he left here, into more spread out, more shotgun. Not as much NFL style offense so there doing great at it. For another year in a row and the new quarterback coming in. [Price] isn't running that much as far as called runs but can scramble and is an issue on third down, making plays. Much like Jake Locker does on third down. So you have an issue of covering and then making sure he doesn't run for first downs."

(On whether J.R. Tavai would come in to pick up the missed snaps if Da'John Harris were out)
--"Yeah he would he'd rotate in there at both spots."

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