There will be a new starting quarterback, a new defensive coordinator and other changes at USC this season.

But one thing will not change: Coach Lane Kiffin will continue to call the plays.

"It's in the best interest of our football team for me to continue to call plays," Kiffin said Friday at Pac-12 Conference media day in Culver City.

Kiffin said after the Trojans' 7-6 season and throughout the spring that he would evaluate the play-calling situation.

"When you call plays, you have a unique relationship with your players, especially your skill guys," Kiffin said.

The Trojans open training camp Aug. 3.

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