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With no more cats on the schedule, UCLA is relaxing for now… until they realize they have Cynophobia too — an abnormal fear of dogs. The Fresno State Bulldogs and the Washington Huskies are both capable of putting beatdowns on the baby bears. [Thanks CT]

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Unofficial BCS Poll Standings – Week 1

BCS Guru, who has successfully predicted the BCS poll standings for the last few years, has released the unofficial BCS poll standings after week one of the 2008 college football season. The results? Not surprising at all. 1. USC 2. Ohio State 3. Florida 4. Georgia 5. LSU 50. Central Florida Since the official components […]

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Whatever Happened to Great Expectations?

One of the really entertaining things about UCLA partisans Bruins Nation is how staunchly on-message it is at all times. It’s apparent some of its founders have political backgrounds. When the message was “Fire Karl Dorrell,” no opportunity was missed, no sentence was written that might weaken the campaign. Not even after a 26-point win. Not […]

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PAC 10 Expansion: Gridiron

Many teams try to argue that strong recent performances justify a move to the PAC 10. This post will attempt to separate the wheat from the chafe. The reasons behind selecting teams for consideration are given in my introductory article. By examining the record of a team over their last 9 PAC 10 games, an […]

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PAC 10 Expansion: Introduction

This is the first of a 4 part series on the sword of Damocles hanging over the current conference alignment that is PAC 10 expansion. Eventually, at a time of their choosing, the PAC 10 will add two members and reap the profits of a football championship game. This first part gives an outline of […]

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Recruiting Rankings Wrapup

Recruiting rankings can be subjective, but here’s one way to evaluate. Who else recruited each player? Nick Perry chose USC over Michigan. T.J. Bryant chose USC over Florida State, Florida, Miami, Alabama and LSU. Brice Butler chose USC over Georgia. Blake Ayles could have gone to Ohio State. Now it cuts both ways. Malik Jackson […]

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Larry Smith was right about USC

Mark Whicker, Orange County Register Larry Smith’s three consecutive Rose Bowls did not enchant USC fans. Imagine how they reacted to three consecutive seasons that ended elsewhere, particularly 1992, the sixth one, where the Trojans were ultimately found beneath Fresno State. The few USC fans in Anaheim Stadium booed and jeered Smith as he trotted […]

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Malik Jackson Commits to SC; Horton Transfers In

From DailyNews.com: "I pretty much went in with the mindset that I wanted to go there and if they offered, I was going to go,” said Jackson, who de-committed from Fresno State on Tuesday night. "If it was anybody else but USC, I’d probably still be going to Fresno State. But I’ve been wanting to […]

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Ellis Keeps Streak Alive

The College Football News always tries to do things differently — and so they did with their All-America team this year. But one thing they didn’t do differently was keep USC nose tackle Sedrick Ellis’ All-American streak alive. He’s been named first-team on every single one released to date. But naming Oregon’s Dennis Dixon as […]

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Returning Starters 2007

Data from the Phil Steele College Football Preview Most Returning Starters 20: UCLA 19: Virginia, Utah State 18: Vanderbilt, Purdue, New Mexico, Colorado State, Buffalo, Florida Atlantic 17: South Carolina, Illinois, Arizona, UCF, New Mexico State, Louisiana-Monroe Just Missed The Cut (16): Wisconsin, Virginia Tech, Miami, Northwestern, Indiana, Duke, Boston College, USC, Oregon State, Stanford, […]

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Best Pac-10 performances of the past two decades

As the lists continue to proliferate, we continue to tirelessly report them. The latest is Jon Wilner’s, in which he breaks down the best Pac-10 performances of the past 20 years. Former Trojans make a respectable showing, at #8 and #1: 8. Keyshawn Johnson, USC: It’s not easy to identify Keyshawn’s best performance during his […]

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