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Colorado coach Jon Embree said USC is a more dangerous opponent for Oregon after losing to Arizona.
“You would rather play them after a win than a loss,” he said. “They’re going to come out fighting with a different sense of purpose.”
USC linebacker Dion Bailey talked today the Trojans’ penchant for penalties.
“We have a reputation of being a nasty bunch,” Bailey said. “We haven’t been smart on the field and the refs aren’t cutting us any breaks.”
USC defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron was asked today if the Trojans, ranked No. 1 in the preseason, were overrated?
“Don’t know that,” he said. “Those things (like the rankings), we don’t pay attention. We go on a daily basis and look for improvement.
“We’ve played well but our biggest opponents are coming up.”
Here’s a video that shows how to beat a Cover 2 defense on Madden 13. Hopefully this will help Lane Kiffin.
Does USC have so many penalties because its players are too eager to protect teammates by retaliating and getting personal fouls? That is wide receiver Robert Woods’ theory. Link here.
A very real question now: Who will finish with the better record? USC or UCLA?
USC wide receiver Robert Woods said the Trojans’ mindset is unchanged despite last week’s loss to knock them out of the BCS title picture.
“I don’t think it’s changed,” he said. “Oregon will play like it is a championship game and we will as well. Hopefully they don’t overlook us.”
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