USC’s Lane Kiffin, Washington’s Steve Sarkisian ready to take friendship to next level

By David Wharton
Los Angeles Times

September 27, 2010

The two coaches have made a ritual of chatting over the phone, once a week or so, talking mostly football. They often give each other advice, but this time might be different.

This time, they might lie.

Because this time, Lane Kiffin and Steve Sarkisian will be game-planning against each other, their teams set to meet at the Coliseum this weekend.

Not that Saturday’s matchup between USC and Washington is reason to cancel the weekly call. Kiffin and Sarkisian have been connected at the hip