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Luck of the Irish wears off against Trojans


It’s a script that has been written before — so often, in fact, it has become almost cliché. The echoes have been awakened, Notre Dame is back. That much was indicated prior to Saturday night’s grudge match against USC. Facing a USC team that had been underwhelming for much of its first six games, Notre […]

Novelty of beating USC has worn off


I can only guess, but things aren’t supposed to grow stale in Tempe, Ariz. For a college town that never sleeps, that never stops — a West Coast king of nightlife if you will — Saturday night seemed rather familiar, almost clichéd. USC relinquished a lead in the second half, a routine that’s become near-second nature […]

Spring rings in hope for Kiffin and Trojans


The torrential rains of the last few days have not been a coincidence. They are a clear message from the college football gods, who know spring practice begins today: “We’re watching you.” USC is near the midway point of paying for its “sins” — and I use that word loosely, considering all the inconsistent rulings […]