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USC football: Lane Kiffin puts Trojans through conditioning for Oregon

October 19, 2010 |  9:28 am

Kiffin_225 As USC players arrived for a 6 a.m. workout Tuesday, Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds" blasted over loudspeakers.

"Rise up this mornin'/smiled with the risin' sun..."

Coach Lane Kiffin amped up the pace of all drills and added practice-ending sprints to help prepare the Trojans for their Oct. 30 game against top-ranked Oregon, which plays at breakneck speed.

"We have to find a way to make sure we're in really good shape for this marathon two Saturdays from now that'll be at a sprinters pace," Kiffin said.

Receivers coach John Morton, offensive line coach James Cregg, defensive backs coach Willie Mack Garza and linebackers coach Joe Barry were absent because they were recruiting.

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-- Gary Klein

Photo: Lane Kiffin. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times