Pete Carroll cannot be happy tonight. He lost to Charlie Weis (Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach) for the first time today. And that hurts from what I know of their relationship the previous five years.
USC coach Lane Kiffin on wide receiver Ronald Johnson after the game.
“I don’t know that I’ve seen player ever take a game or a play harder than Ronald did,” Kiffin said. “He was a wreck after the game. I had him in (the locker room), just me and him. He was so emotional.
“It’s probably my fault because I talked about how important this game was. He felt he let people down. He felt that weight on his shoulders. It’s been very tough for him.”
Lane Kiffin said tonight that Matt Barkely looked better today and he believes he can play against UCLA. Tailback Allen Bradford is also healthy and did not play against Notre Dame because of fumbling issues, the reason Bradford’s played sparingly for several games.
Michael Floyd’s 11 receptions were the most by a opponent receiver against the USC defense since Michael Thomas’s 12 for Arizona in 2007, and the most by a Notre Dame receiver against the Trojans since Jim Seymour’s 11 in the 1966 51-0 game.