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Who Was More Physical? USC Or Oregon State?

Here’s an interesting comment from Pac-12 Network analyst Nick Aliotti that he told John Canzano during the game. “Those guys are the more physical team,” Aliotti said of Oregon State. Aliotti is a former defensive coordinator at UCLA and Oregon. Do you agree or disagree? Nansen, a former USC and UCLA assistant, has never been a defensive coordinator before. Yesterday, Cal had 615 yards in … Continue reading Who Was More Physical? USC Or Oregon State?

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USC Notes: Will The TV Networks Pick Trojans?

We were told last week to understand the USC-Oregon State game had to be on the Pac-12 Network so the real networks could save the Trojans for later in the season. But what channel will USC-Arizona State on next weekend? Will ESPN or Fox pick up the game with USC playing a 24-point underdog? Fans should be livid if they do after ignoring the USC-Oregon … Continue reading USC Notes: Will The TV Networks Pick Trojans?

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Discuss The USC-Oregon State Game And My Thoughts

Let’s back up for a moment. As I said this afternoon, USC had a better team than Oregon State. And USC has a good coach. So the result should be predictable. But Saturday night, Oregon State defensive coordinator Trent Bray outcoached Lincoln Riley. If I’m Riley, I remember Bray in case Alex Grinch gets a job after the season. The question is whether this was … Continue reading Discuss The USC-Oregon State Game And My Thoughts

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USC-Oregon State Live Blog

USC survives a woeful effort on offense and defeats Oregon State, 17-14. USC takes back the lead as Caleb Williams finally finds Jordan Addison for a 21-yard TD. The offense has been pathetic and it backs up the defense as OSU starts a drive on the 22-yard line and Jam Griffin scores on an 18-yard TD run. Oregon State 14, USC 10. Oregon State has … Continue reading USC-Oregon State Live Blog

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My USC-Oregon State Prediction

This is supposed to be the first test for USC. Maybe. Maybe not. Oregon State should have the best defense USC has faced to date. That doesn’t mean it can stop the Trojans’ offense. People like to pretend when these games take place that years of recruiting doesn’t matter. There is no reason USC should lose this game. Oregon State is a team of overachievers. … Continue reading My USC-Oregon State Prediction

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Saturday Thought: We Need A Schedule Backlash

I get that there is a difference in interest between USC and UCLA football. The same chasm exists — in reverse — in basketball. But I’m surprised their hasn’t been more of a media backlash against UCLA’s schedule. I remember going pretty hard at USC in 2015 when it opened the season with Arkansas State and Idaho. But Bowling Green, Alabama State, South Alabama and … Continue reading Saturday Thought: We Need A Schedule Backlash