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USC’s Biggest Opponent Might Be Off Field

The pitfall of an easy schedule is that it makes losses even more devastating. We sort of saw that last season when the Oregon loss infuriated many fans. Of course, if you are Clay Helton, you don’t think you are a lousy coach, and you’re No. 1 priority is survival. So you take any advantage you can get. One of the biggest dangers I see … Continue reading USC’s Biggest Opponent Might Be Off Field

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Does USC Have A Schedule Or Non-Schedule?

Some initial thoughts on USC’s football schedule: It’s easy. It’s pretty easy. Or it’s fairly easy. There is one patch of games that is “troublesome.” USC goes to Notre Dame, hosts Arizona, goes to Arizona State and goes to Cal in a four-week stretch. That’s the difficult portion of the schedule and it’s really not that difficult unless you factor in Clay Helton’s penchant for … Continue reading Does USC Have A Schedule Or Non-Schedule?

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USC Morning Buzz: Conference Of Champions Has New Meaning

When Bill Walton does his next “Conference of Champions” soliloquy this week, perhaps he can include this: What is the only Power 5 Conference that had not released its football schedule as of Monday? What Power 5 Conference will announce its schedule Tuesday at the odd time of 8 a.m. PT on a network many fans do not have? What Power 5 Conference originally announced … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Conference Of Champions Has New Meaning

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Would You Buy USC Season Ticket For This?

Clay Helton will appear on the Pac-12 Network at 10 a.m. (PT) on Tuesday to discuss the release of USC’s schedule. Of course, he won’t say anything insightful. And he won’t admit USC has an easy schedule with no Oregon or Washington. This “announcement” has little news value. We already know USC will host Stanford, Oregon State, Arizona, Utah and UCLA. We already know USC … Continue reading Would You Buy USC Season Ticket For This?

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USC Monday Notes: Recruit Updates Top Five

Alemany linebacker Niuafe Tuihalamaka, who was previously committed to USC, released a top five today: Notre Dame, Arizona State, Texas, Stanford and Oregon. USC dropped out of the Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Trojans finished 27th. The only ranked Pac-12 team is Colorado, probably the least likely of four teams (USC, UCLA, Oregon, Colorado) that will win the conference title this week. The Pac-12 … Continue reading USC Monday Notes: Recruit Updates Top Five