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LOS ANGELES - Although the result wasnt the one they were looking for, USC didnt have any problem getting up for UCLA.
The buildup contributes to that. They dont have Conquest every week on the USC campus, nor do they have a bonfire each week on the UCLA campus. Those traditions are saved for USC-UCLA rivalry week.
Players from both sides of the crosstown rivalry know each other as well as their families. USC head coach Lane Kiffin said that aspect alone makes the UCLA game the toughest on the schedule.
Not liking UCLA comes easy to Trojans, making it a natural rival.
Realizing Notre Dame is a rival comes after some coaxing.
This isnt your fathers rivalry.
We try to work on that, Kiffin said of getting his players to realize the significance of the rivalry with Notre Dame. I dont think that thats natural to them. It is what it is. Its what we live in nowadays. Youre dealing with 17 to 21-year old kids and for whatever reason they dont come in here understanding that so w...
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Lane Kiffin is known for many things. Draw your own conclussions. However, he is known for holding is cards close regarding discussing player injuries. And now, here's this. Yesterday's practive video shows freshman quarterback Matt Wittek taking snaps preparing to be the starter for Saturday's game with Notre Dame. That's fine, no problem at all. Starter Matt Barkley...
Max Wittek, a redshirt freshman quarterback who will play in the place of the injured Matt Barkley this weekend, said he believes the Trojans will beat the Fighting Irish.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin talks with the media following Wednesday's practice as the Trojans continue to prepare for No. 1 Notre Dame.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin wishes the Trojan family a 'Happy Thanksgiving' following Thursday's practice as USC continues to prepare to host top-ranked Notre Dame.
Earlier this week, Lane Kiffin announced that Matt Barkley would not play in Saturday's game against Notre Dame. With Barkley out, the Trojans' upset hopes now rest on the arm of redshirt freshman Max Wittek. Wittek only has nine pass attempts for the season and has taken limited snaps in his young career.
With a redshirt freshman at the helm and the Irish likely to play...
Max Wittek and Matt Barkley huddled briefly Tuesday after practice, the USC quarterbacks sharing a laugh and perhaps strategy before facing a phalanx of reporters and camera operators in separate interviews.
Wittek wore a grin on his bearded face, Barkley a black sling on his injured right arm.
For Wittek, a redshirt freshman who will start in place of Barkley on Saturday against...
With USC Trojan Matt Barkley shelved after suffering a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder last weekend against UCLA, the senior quarterback’s NFL Draft stock continues to rapidly plummet. The 6-foot-2, 230 pound Barkley, who was once projected to … Continue reading →
USC Coach Lane Kiffin speaks with the media following Tuesday's practice as USC prepares for its regular season finale hosting top-ranked and undefeated Notre Dame.
There’s more than a place in this year’s BCS Championship on the line at the LA Coliseum this weekend. This is rivalry weekend. There’s pride on the line.
Make no mistake about it, USC would love nothing more than to upset bitter rivals Notre Dame on Saturday night and knock the Fighting Irish out of the championship picture, a victory that would not just make up for a disappointing...
Petros Papadakis, FOX college football analyst, joins Matt this week to discuss the crazy weekend of football that was. They talk about USC's loss to crosstown rival UCLA and what this could mean for Lane Kiffin; a thought on embattled first year coach Mike Leach; and a preview of this weekend's Territorial Cup game between ASU and Arizona.
Among his observations:
Game Day Goulash
LSU keeps its hopes for both the SEC title and the BCS title by beating Arkansas 20-13. Now Alabama has to do is lose to Auburn. Don't hold your breath. (ESPN)
Huskers pierce Hawkeyes.
Nebraska tramples Iowa 13-7 on its way to solidifying the Big Ten Legends Division title. (The Omaha World-Herald)
Let's start a riot.