Ticket Crunch

Ohio State students are up in arms after being awarded just 1,100 tickets for the BCS title game in Glendale, Ariz. But USC will be even worse if it makes the game.
“Only about 1,000 students will probably be able to go for us, too, and if it’s of any comfort to the upset students in Columbus, there are lots of sympathetic students over here on the West Coast,” USC ticketing director Debra Duncan said.

Hot Ticket?

USC-UCLA has always been a hot ticket, right? Well, from the first battle in 1929, up through 1975, the Coliseum was sold out only seven times for the crosstown rivalry. This year’s game will be the fifth consecutive sell out in the series. The only longer capacity streak was seven, from 1985 through 1991.

Not So Similar

Although the answer to yesterday’s question of the day, DeWayne Walker, worked several years under Pete Carroll, his defense is not identical, according to USC offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.
“They do different things, it’s not the same as our defense,” Kiffin said. “It’s stuff we’ve seen all year.”

Notre Dame Vs. Michigan In Rose Bowl?

That could be the current scenario if USC plays Ohio State in the BCS championship. Here’s how the process works Sunday, described by BCS coordinator Mike Slive.
“If we take the current standings, and Ohio State and Southern Cal are in the game,” Slive said. “Then what would happen would be that the Big 12 Champion would go to the Fiesta Bowl and the ACC champion would go to the Orange Bowl and the SEC champion would go to the Sugar Bowl and then the Rose Bowl would get the first two picks because we would need to replace the champions from the two leagues that participate in the Rose Bowl.”