Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott defended USC coach Lane Kiffin’s decision to drop his vote in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
“I think it’s an unfair position to put the coaches in, to supposedly vote objectively when they’ve got a very natural conflict of interest, No. 1, and, No. 2, I think most coaches are focused on their own games — let alone breaking down tape afterwards and all that,” Scott said.
“So to expect that coaches could have a good, balanced, well-researched perspective on who the best teams are in any given week is a fallacy.”
Elsewhere . . .
— New UCLA coach Jim Mora Jr., unhappy with his team, kicked his players out of practice Wednesday.
— USC freshman defensive end DeVante Wilson has torn the ACL of his left knee, will undergo surgery and is out for the season.