Inside the locker room: Notes & quotes

LOS ANGELES -- Notes, quotes, and anecdotes from the Coliseum after the Trojans' (1-1, 0-1 Pac-12) 10-7 loss to Washington State (1-1, 1-0 Pac-12).

USC coach Lane Kiffin comments

Surprised: Asked whether Washington State did something different to confuse his quarterbacks, Kiffin said, "They played a bunch of 'Drop 8' tonight, and they didn't do that much last week. Unfortunately, when you drop eight, it closes up those passing lanes. You'd like to think you can run the ball efficiently, and we did that at times, and then we'd shoot ourselves in the foot."

Washington State coach Mike Leach comments