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Headlinin’: Bryce Brown won’t be Trojan-bound

Making the morning rounds. • Don’t you remember? That bridge burned. Just in case any of them were still hanging on to some shred of hope, the L.A. Daily News’ Scott Wolf disabused USC fans Tuesday of the notion that former über recruit Bryce Brown might follow coach Lane Kiffin from Tennessee to Southern Cal, […]

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Pac-10 Q&A: USC coach Lane Kiffin, Part I

When Lane Kiffin bolted Tennessee for USC, it was the second biggest — and most controversial — story of the offseason. The biggest story, of course, was Pete Carroll leaving the Trojans for the Seattle Seahawks. Kiffin, 34, was mostly hammered by the media for spending just one year in Knoxville before leaving the Volunteers […]

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Future Heisman Contenders From the Class of 2010

 This post is brought to you by SPORTSBETTING.com. Get best online sports betting bonuses at this sportsbook. ——————————————————————————————————— Not every recruiting class contains a future Heisman winner.  Here are the last 10 Heisman winners and the classes that produced them: Chris Weinke (1990*/1997) Erich Crouch (1997) Carson Palmer (1998) Jason White (1999) Matt Leinart (2001) Reggie Bush (2003) Troy […]

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Bowl Records, as Recognized by Las Vegas

The Southeastern Conference didn't dazzle in bowl games this past season, going 5-5 against the pointspread, but the league remained the runaway leader in beating the number in postseason play since 2006. SEC teams are 24-12 against spread the past four postseasons, easily the best record among Bowl Championship Series teams. The Mountain West went […]

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Here’s a chart comparing Pete Carroll and Lane Kiffin’s first year as a college head coach. Note that I do not endorse any suggestion that this means USC will win seven straight Pac-10 titles under Kiffin. OVERALL RECORD: Carroll 6-6; Kiffin 7-6. CONFERENCE: Carroll 5-3 Pac-10, 5th Place; Kiffin 4-4 SEC-East, 2nd Place. NON-CONFERENCE: Carroll […]

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CURIOUS INDEX, 1/13/10

The obvious early answer to this ball of insanity. Lane Kiffin will assume the role vacated by Conan O’Brien, use the show as a recruiting vehicle, and Ed Orgeron will play the part of the Masturbating Bear whether you like it or not. Since he’s attempting to reunite the USC crew from THE YEAR TWO […]

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USC Is The College Football Team Of The Decade

By JOHN P. WISEOne Great Season BROOKLYN — If Texas wins the national championship, are the Longhorns the team of the decade? My answer is no. A win in Pasadena will give UT two national championships this decade, a Fiesta Bowl and a Rose Bowl win for a perfect 4-0 mark in BCS games. The […]

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TNYC: Random Thoughts From Week 14

Slick Rick, what were you thinking?  Here are my thoughts on Week 14: The hot post-game talk has been about Jeremy Bates/Pete Carroll's decision to drop a bomb on the Bruins after Slick Rick called a useless time-out late in the game.  All I gotta say is, if you take a jab, especially when it's […]

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Headlinin’: Don’t bother tracking the friendly skies for Flying Irish

• Weis Watch. Another sign of Charlie Weis’ impending demise: Notre Dame has blocked the university plane from appearing on flightaware.com (see for yourself), a proactive effort at cutting off the breathless surfers intent on tracking its path to Cincinnati or Gainesville or Vatican City or wherever ND’s next coach is waiting. That comes on […]

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Kiffin, Fearful of Penalty, Didn’t Run Another Play

How distrustful are Southeastern Conference coaches of league officials? At the moment, it’s off the chart. Tennessee’s Lane Kiffin acknowledged that he decided against running another play before his team set up for a field goal that would have beaten Alabama because he was fearful officials would have found another way to penalize his team. […]

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