The Best?

Is USC wide receiver Marqise Lee really the best player in the nation? No debate? What about that freshman quarterback at Texas A&M who beat Alabama on the road?

Well, USC boldly stated here Lee is the best. So it must be true. Just like Lane Kiffin saying, “stats don’t matter.”

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Rumor Mill

I would hesitate to respond to anything that starts with “Dan Patrick reported.” And Lane Kiffin denied Patrick’s report that Kiffin would hire Jeff Tedford. Considering there was a report Tedford turned down Colorado, I would be skeptical about him coming to USC. I hear Tedford might want to be an NFL assistant.

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One Less Excuse

USC’s 7-5 is even more surprising when you consider the Trojans were relatively injury free this season. Other than kicker Andre Heidari, there were not really any key players that missed multiple games.

And the big preseason injury — defensive end Devon Kennard — was a non-issue with Morgan Breslin’s emergence. So without injuries, it just illustrates even more why coaching was so important this season.

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Ratings Game

Last weekend’s game between USC and Notre Dame was the highest-rated college football game on ABC since 2006 and fifth-most watched regular-season game on any network since 1991, when ratings started being kept by the networks.
The game averaged 16,059,000 viewers and drew a 9.4 rating. The 2006 game between No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Michigan averaged 21,037,000 viewers and a 13.0 rating.

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