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Kiffin: I wonder if Nick left me a message. He likes me

Last night, after opening up a huge lead, USC held on to win at Oregon when the Ducks' kicker was just wide on his attempt to tie it as time expired.

The loss means Oregon is out of the National Championship hunt. It also all but assures Alabama that they will play in the championship game. 

Kiffin spoke with CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd after the game and offered these gems...

"I wonder if Nick left me a phone message, he likes me." Dodd notes that Saban and Kiffin did bond during that one year that Kiffin was at Tennessee. 

Kiffin also said that after the crowd took notice (the word "deafening" was used by some in attendance to describe the noise) of the fact that Dwayne Wade, LeBron, Carmelo and Chris Paul were in attendance, he walked over to Chip (pre-game) and said, "What you couldn't get Michael [Jordan] here?"

Nice. Huge win by SC. 

The entire story by Dodd is here. A good read. 

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