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USC Notes: Some Pac-12 Coaches Happy Oregon Lost

USC is going to play Utah on Friday night. Yes, Friday, because the Pac-12 has to play its title game on a Friday, unlike the other major conferences. But Oregon’s loss that allowed Utah into the Pac-12 game led to a flurry of texts among some Pac-12 coaches last night, happy to see the Ducks blow a 21-point lead. Why? Among some coaches, there was … Continue reading USC Notes: Some Pac-12 Coaches Happy Oregon Lost

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There Was So Much Going On Saturday Night/Sunday Morning

Did you see Stanford coach David Shaw resigned? Anyone have Chris Petersen’s number? Does he want to deal with the non-NIL, few transfers-on-roster Stanford? Wait, I digress. So it’s USC vs. Utah on Friday in the Pac-12 championship game at Las Vegas. Bet the rematch isn’t as good. All those fears about USC and the College Football Playoff disappeared Saturday night. The Trojans are in … Continue reading There Was So Much Going On Saturday Night/Sunday Morning

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Saturday Buzz: Who Wins The Notre Dame-USC Game?

It’s time for you to pick the score of the USC-Notre Dame game. Earlier in the season, this seemed like a straightforward result: Notre Dame looked terrible and in a real low lost to Stanford, 16-14, on Oct. 15. Even on Nov. 12, the Irish barely beat Navy, 35-32. But I’m going to be a contrarian here. The Irish are not a Pac-12 team and … Continue reading Saturday Buzz: Who Wins The Notre Dame-USC Game?

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If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

If you want to understand what this two-week gauntlet is like for USC, John McKay put things in perspective: “There is nothing worse than losing to UCLA and nothing better than beating Notre Dame.” We’ve got so much history, it’s time to get started. Can any rivalry boast anything close to having Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig wearing their football uniforms? This was an annual … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column