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Usc Football Notebook: Kalil admits Oregon game a big one

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USC coach Lane Kiffin minimized perhaps the most-anticipated game of the Trojans' season against No.

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“TROJANS "OWN" L.A. FOOTBALL”

Since: Jul 10

San Marino, CA

#1 Nov 16, 2011
This is OUR bowl game

FIGHT ON
DrewC

Sulphur, LA

#2 Nov 16, 2011
Oh it's a big one alright - it's the next loss for USC unless they can round up some defensive magic.

“TROJANS "OWN" L.A. FOOTBALL”

Since: Jul 10

San Marino, CA

#3 Nov 17, 2011
DrewC wrote:
Oh it's a big one alright - it's the next loss for USC unless they can round up some defensive magic.
Possibly losing our first team All American Robert Woods wont help either, but I still like the way we are playing, even though Oregon is playing fantastic after LSU snapped them out of their first game funk.
joey

Livonia, LA

#4 Nov 17, 2011
Chosen Traveler wrote:
This is OUR bowl game
FIGHT ON
you just said that about the stanford game?stopping the slurs and bs i will give in that the loss to stanford had to be heartbreaking!we fans get carried away with our football and if lsu had lost to bama by such a tight score i can imagine how you feel?if usc defeats oregon i will admit you deserve a good bowl game!i may be in your position after lsu plays ark?miles does a lot that i disagree with but then i dont get 4 million for my thoughts!~what do you think about this sec playoff crap?to me its just one more chance to play an extra game and get a top team knocked off by a team with nothing to lose?i believe its called money by the sec and not true football!other conferences dont do this?if you feel like replying post over on the lsu blogs!have a good day!
DrewC

Sulphur, LA

#5 Nov 17, 2011
Chosen Traveler wrote:
<quoted text>Possibly losing our first team All American Robert Woods wont help either, but I still like the way we are playing, even though Oregon is playing fantastic after LSU snapped them out of their first game funk.
Almost CT - LSU WAS their first game funk. LSU would smoke em again if they played today.
Bill R

Long Island, WA

#6 Nov 18, 2011
Chosen Traveler wrote:
<quoted text>Possibly losing our first team All American Robert Woods wont help either, but I still like the way we are playing, even though Oregon is playing fantastic after LSU snapped them out of their first game funk.
This game is a much tougher call than the Vegas line. I'm a
Duck fan to the core, but it is hard for me to believe that there
will not be some fall off in intensity after their win over Stan-
ford. After all, that game was called the most important PAC-12
game months ago.

I try to be "fair and balanced" and I believe that because this
IS USC's bowl game and they have not won in Oregon since 2005,
the Trojans will be more focused. That being the case, I would
not be at all surprised to see USC 10 points up on the Ducks at
the half.

If that is the case, will the Ducks be able to wake up and make
the necessary adjustments? Or will they go into panic mode and
give USC a couple of unforced errors?

Hey, that's why they play the game.

Oregon only has to defeat Oregon State a week from Saturday to
go to the PAC-12 championship game where, whoever they meet ...
Arizona State, Utah, or UCLA ... the outcome is inevitable.
The Ducks will play in the Rose Bowl.

Deep down, they know it. Things going as they as they are,
Oregon has no real chance for another shot at the NC. They
will play Penn State, Michigan State, or Wisconsin. The media
would love to see a Penn State - Oregon Rose Bowl, for obvious
reasons. Deep down, they know it .... so they will have less of
an edge on Saturday evening and when you come up against a QB of
the quality of Barkley (mostly ignored by the media this year),
bad stuff can happen if you aren't awake.

All the above to guess the game to wind up somewhere around
40-37.

I root for all things other than the corrupt SEC, as it has learned
how to play the system. Their OCC schedule and the utter medio-
crity of the 1/2 the conference, not to mention the limited number
of conference games compared to the the PAC-12 and other confer-
ences.

That being said, LSU and 'Bama belong in the Top 5 without question.
But their achievements have nothing to do with the fans of other
teams in the conference who, after another dismal season, root for
those who crushed them and root for them believing that their loss
against (LSU or Alabama) somehow raises their stock. That's
pure B.S. Does an Oregon win against Stanford have anything to
do with Mississippi, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Tennessee,
Florida, or Vanderbilt? No. Their losses to LSU,'Bama, and
Georgia (who lost to Boise) are offset by a god-awful easy OCC
schedule, which means any school in the conference can go to a "bowl" if they go 2-7 in their conference.

CT - I said 40-37 ..... but I didn't say who will get
the 40.
jim

Show Low, AZ

#7 Nov 19, 2011
Hey Chosen Traveler

YOUR TROJANS (Condoms) are playing
real good. Too bad (because they are
the ultimate cheaters!) that they cannot
play in ANY Bowl game!

p.s. This really breaks my heart!(NOT!)

“Love El Monte & my trojans”

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#8 Nov 19, 2011
jim wrote:
Hey Chosen Traveler
YOUR TROJANS (Condoms) are playing
real good. Too bad (because they are
the ultimate cheaters!) that they cannot
play in ANY Bowl game!
p.s. This really breaks my heart!(NOT!)
Best team Money can buy,....jealous???

Fight On
jim

Show Low, AZ

#9 Nov 20, 2011
fight on:

NO I am NOT jealous of any team
that cheats! At least they have "HOT"
Cheerleaders. ha! ha! ha!

And by the way: GO IRISH! WE ARE N D !
DrewC

Sulphur, LA

#10 Nov 20, 2011
Bill - half of the SEC may be bad, but the #3 SEC team could beat the #1 Pac-12 team any day. To think that anyone in that conference could hang with the SEC champion is laughable. The Pac-12 can't even get a team in the NC game.
Bill R

Long Island, WA

#11 Nov 20, 2011
DrewC wrote:
Bill - half of the SEC may be bad, but the #3 SEC team could beat the #1 Pac-12 team any day. To think that anyone in that conference could hang with the SEC champion is laughable. The Pac-12 can't even get a team in the NC game.
Speaking to a bit different subject, this may not be the best year
to judge the PAC-12 given the addition of 2 teams, one of which
was already in a rebuilding mode (Colorado), and Utah, which
clearly became better as they adapted (4-4, 7-4).

Speaking to another point, there are at least two different
opinions about judging conferences by their records. One comes
to opinion that in a 12 team conference, 3 teams should have
great records, 3 teams should have lousy records, and 6 teams
should be bundled up in the middle. The other approach is to
consider parity a good thing, which suggests that a lower ceiling
and higher bottom is or may not be indicative of mediocrity,
but instead be indicative of success.

As strongly as I am an advocate for the first option I believe
that until we move to at least an 8 team playoff or 16 team
playoff we will never really know because of that ugly thing
called out-of-conference scheduling.

What I am saying here is that the AQ conferences should be
required to play their entire schedules against AQ conference
teams. Every AQ team should have to play 3 OOC games against
at least 2 different conferences. Furthermore, over a period
of two years, 3 of those games must be at home and 3 must be
away.

Until AQ schools stop playing de-facto exhibition games like
Oregon vs. Missouri State or some SEC school playing North Texas,
we will never actually know anything close to the real Strength-
of-Schedule of any team.

What is bad about the current way of going about judging teams
is that we punish teams that have the courage or confidence to
play strong teams out-of-conference, especially during those
first 3 weeks of a season. Oregon plays an away game against
LSU and loses. Its fate is to drop like a bomb in the polls
for its "courage or confidence," then play "don't lose again or
suffer." Meanwhile most other teams lay low, schedule light,
and enter the 4th week of the season 3-0. Georgia suffered the
same fate when it played Boise State, even at home.

Non-AQ schools would object to this for financial reasons
because it eliminates 1 or 2 paychecks for away games to receive
paychecks for their pain, but I would maintain that those early
season games, often played before students even arrive on
campus, could subsidize lesser conferences because of higher
ticket prices. Example: I would gladly pay more to see the
Ducks, after playing an away game at LSU, play a Big 12 and
a Big 10 team at home, then pay big bucks the following year
to play Alabama at home. Give those extra bucks to the Portland
States, Missouri States, Citadels, etc. and take the financial
heat off their programs. Even more, we won't see their kids
humiliated and beaten to a pulp in games that are usually over
early in the 2nd quarter.

What say ya?
CRIMSON THUNDER

Jacksonville, AL

#12 Nov 21, 2011

“TROJANS "OWN" L.A. FOOTBALL”

Since: Jul 10

San Marino, CA

#13 Nov 21, 2011
jim wrote:
Hey Chosen Traveler
YOUR TROJANS (Condoms) are playing
real good. Too bad (because they are
the ultimate cheaters!) that they cannot
play in ANY Bowl game!
p.s. This really breaks my heart!(NOT!)
USC is sanction proof. Despite all the haters and the NCAA cronies wanting us to falter and go away, we are the USC Trojans. We Fight On and Win... It is our tradition!!!

USC 9-2 (PLAYING UCLA SO SOON TO BE 10-2)
USC #10 IN THE AP POLL

Read it and weep NCAA ahsswipes...HaHa

“Media Darling USC! BRAAHAHAHA!”

Since: Jan 07

I'm Blessed to Live In DIXIE!

#14 Nov 21, 2011
Chosen Traveler wrote:
<quoted text>USC is sanction proof. Despite all the haters and the NCAA cronies wanting us to falter and go away, we are the USC Trojans. We Fight On and Win... It is our tradition!!!
USC 9-2 (PLAYING UCLA SO SOON TO BE 10-2)
USC #10 IN THE AP POLL
Read it and weep NCAA ahsswipes...HaHa
> Tradition??? The only tradition at USC is ... CHEATING! FACT!!!
Hahaha!!!
>:)

“USC=Greatest team of BCS era!”

Since: Aug 08

Burn, baby, burn!

#15 Nov 21, 2011
Bill R wrote:
<quoted text>
This game is a much tougher call than the Vegas line. I'm a
Duck fan to the core, but it is hard for me to believe that there
will not be some fall off in intensity after their win over Stan-
ford. After all, that game was called the most important PAC-12
game months ago.
I try to be "fair and balanced" and I believe that because this
IS USC's bowl game and they have not won in Oregon since 2005,
the Trojans will be more focused. That being the case, I would
not be at all surprised to see USC 10 points up on the Ducks at
the half.
If that is the case, will the Ducks be able to wake up and make
the necessary adjustments? Or will they go into panic mode and
give USC a couple of unforced errors?
Hey, that's why they play the game.
Oregon only has to defeat Oregon State a week from Saturday to
go to the PAC-12 championship game where, whoever they meet ...
Arizona State, Utah, or UCLA ... the outcome is inevitable.
The Ducks will play in the Rose Bowl.
Deep down, they know it. Things going as they as they are,
Oregon has no real chance for another shot at the NC. They
will play Penn State, Michigan State, or Wisconsin. The media
would love to see a Penn State - Oregon Rose Bowl, for obvious
reasons. Deep down, they know it .... so they will have less of
an edge on Saturday evening and when you come up against a QB of
the quality of Barkley (mostly ignored by the media this year),
bad stuff can happen if you aren't awake.
All the above to guess the game to wind up somewhere around
40-37.
I root for all things other than the corrupt SEC, as it has learned
how to play the system. Their OCC schedule and the utter medio-
crity of the 1/2 the conference, not to mention the limited number
of conference games compared to the the PAC-12 and other confer-
ences.
That being said, LSU and 'Bama belong in the Top 5 without question.
But their achievements have nothing to do with the fans of other
teams in the conference who, after another dismal season, root for
those who crushed them and root for them believing that their loss
against (LSU or Alabama) somehow raises their stock. That's
pure B.S. Does an Oregon win against Stanford have anything to
do with Mississippi, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Tennessee,
Florida, or Vanderbilt? No. Their losses to LSU,'Bama, and
Georgia (who lost to Boise) are offset by a god-awful easy OCC
schedule, which means any school in the conference can go to a "bowl" if they go 2-7 in their conference.
CT - I said 40-37 ..... but I didn't say who will get
the 40.
It's eerie how accurate you were in your prediction.

“We OWN L.A. Football”

Since: Nov 10

Westwood

#16 Nov 21, 2011
CPEM wrote:
<quoted text>
It's eerie how accurate you were in your prediction.
good god he was damn near dead on. Hope he placed a bet.

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#17 Nov 21, 2011
CPEM wrote:
<quoted text>
It's eerie how accurate you were in your prediction.
he's full of shyt

“USC=Greatest team of BCS era!”

Since: Aug 08

Burn, baby, burn!

#18 Nov 21, 2011
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>he's full of shyt
Clownie, this was a Duck fan calling it a close game and didn't (couldn't???) pick a winner because that's how close he called it. Not many Duck fans gave USC a shot of finishing within the spread in this game, let alone winning it. The only people "full of shyt" around here are the ones who fail to give both teams credit for playing a great, highly entertaining game. No baseball-type scores in the PAC-12.

“USC=Greatest team of BCS era!”

Since: Aug 08

Burn, baby, burn!

#19 Nov 21, 2011
Chosen Traveler wrote:
<quoted text>USC is sanction proof. Despite all the haters and the NCAA cronies wanting us to falter and go away, we are the USC Trojans. We Fight On and Win... It is our tradition!!!
USC 9-2 (PLAYING UCLA SO SOON TO BE 10-2)
USC #10 IN THE AP POLL
Read it and weep NCAA ahsswipes...HaHa
Larry Scott's worst nightmare: USC possessing wins over both participants in the inaugural PAC-12 championship game. Let's hope our boys make that a reality this weekend. FIGHT ON, TROJANS!!!

Realize that remains true whether it is UCLA or Utah in the championship game.

“Blue Jean Baby..”

Since: Oct 08

LA lady..

#20 Nov 21, 2011
jim wrote:
Hey Chosen Traveler
YOUR TROJANS (Condoms) are playing
real good. Too bad (because they are
the ultimate cheaters!) that they cannot
play in ANY Bowl game!
p.s. This really breaks my heart!(NOT!)
This is what I imagine you sounding like when I read your post.

http://youtu.be/4VP5uPXm8Ws

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