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Notre Dame has no conference tie-in or conference-championship game to play in, so the formula is simple: beat USC on Saturday and they’ll play for the BCS National Championship.
Several teams are on the outside looking in, including Oregon, Georgia, Florida and Kansas State. A few of those teams know what’s at stake Saturday night, and are rooting for Southern Cal.
Two of those coaches, accoridng to the Los Angeles Times, sent Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin text messages this week with one message at hand: beat the Irish.
“I had an Alabama coach text me,” Kiffin said Thursday.
Kiffin was asked if it was head coach Nick Saban.
“Nick doesn’t know how to text,” Kiffin said. “I’ve texted him before.”
Asked what the message said.
“Just win Saturday,” Kiffin said. “Beat the Irish.”
Kiffin then admitted he received a similar text from Ducks head coach Chip Kelly. Kelly said that the “Trojans were going to win.”
Wow, imagine the circumstances it must take to get a bunch of SEC coaches, who despise Kiffin, to send him messages in support now.
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