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Monte Kiffin up to the challenge

The legendary defensive coordinator won't be intimidated by Oregon's offense

Updated: November 14, 2011, 2:00 PM ET
By Steve Bisheff | We Are SC
LOS ANGELES -- The old man is the key.

Matt Barkley, Robert Woods and Marqise Lee certainly will have to be factors, but for USC to have a chance against Oregon in what has become a mega-game Saturday night in Eugene, it will first come down to a craggy-faced, slightly bent, 71-year-old gentleman who will spend his time peering out from the press box.