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With so much focus on injuries and USC’s depleted roster, some suggest that the university should complain to the NCAA about endangering student-athletes by making the the Trojans play with 50-some available healthy scholarship players.

But how about complaining to the Pac-12 about making USC play on one less day of rest this week? And since USC went into the season with fewer scholarship players, why did it agree to play a game with one less day to recover?

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  • gotroy22

    When did Pac 12 Commissioner Larry Scott ever care about the student athletes?

  • Trojan Hoarse

    1. Who could have predicted all of these injuries?
    2. National exposure usually help with recruiting and promoting the USC brand.
    3. I thought that scholarship reductions didn’t matter, Scottie?

  • TroyFan52

    NCAA could care less. That much we all know by now….no chance they win Friday…..zero chance….

  • john wolcott

    I thought these games were set up years ago.

    I have been to that stadium, and it is cold this time of year, the fans love to beat on SC, and that chainsaw noise on third downs is unnerving. No wonder Trojans have problems up there, and I am sure it will continue Friday night (5 point spread; if we lose by 5 or less I would be surprise)..

    Of course an SC victory would set up the balance of the season in a very fun way– Stanford and SUCLA games would then count for something i.e. a chance to play Oregon for the Conference title.

    Yeah, I know, I like to dream a little

    • gotroy22

      They weren’t set up on Thursdays and Fridays years ago. Remember when the NCAA considered Fridays to be reserved for high school football?

      • Trojan Hoarse

        Now the NCAA could care less about HS football, or so it would seem…..

  • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

    wolfman, LOVE how you are now OPENLY MOCKING the Dummies!!!

    But they are an eager bunch, wolfman!! Despite this abuse, they are standing patiently akimbo waiting for their crotch kicks!!

    • Helen

      Chuckie: I thought we agreed no more crotch kicks. Play nice.

      • HeySucs

        Meow.

        • TrojanFamily

          Sexist. Why do you hate women?

      • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

        Helen, you KNOW i love you like a sister, but i never agreed to stop crotch kicking. would you ask Spider Man to stop shooting his web? would you ask the Thing to stop yelling “it’s clobbering time” ??? would you ask the Iron Sheik to stop using his Camel Clutch???

        • Helen

          I’ll be watching you sonny.

    • Joe Blow

      How was the Oregon trip? Hawr Hawr Hawr

  • Helen

    OMG… one less day of rest. Really?

    • Trojan Hoarse

      And if this game were to have been played on Saturday, at a typical starting time of 12:30pm, the “lack of rest” would actually be about 19 hours…..

      • HeySucs

        I’m betting SUC’s Athletic Dept. is salivating for broadcast revenue.

        • Trojan Hoarse

          Any Athletic Department would be salivating for the nice pay day that broadcast revenue brings…….. what’s your point, oh chosen one?

  • Stu Azole

    I can hear it now: “Er, NCAA, uh, yeah, this is USC. We can’t COMPETE with just 75 kids. Can you help us?”

    • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

      LOL fucla can’t even compete with 85 scholarship players! Let’s hear it again for Hundley’s 64 passing yards!

      • Stu Azole

        Haha. Can’t beat Oregon or Furd on the road, yes, that’s true. Can, however, beat the likes of Wazzu at home and will, most certainly, curb stomp SC in their half-filled stadium in just a few short weeks! Cant COMPETE WITH 75 PLAYERS ON!

        • Joe Blow

          We beat Oregon at Autzen

          • Stu Azole

            When? We beat ASU on the road. And Wazzu. How ’bout them apples! Try to focus on this year, shall we?

          • Joe Blow

            It was during the two years fucla DODGED Oregon.

          • HeySucs

            See what I mean. UCLA wasn’t scheduled to play Oregon. But Joey wants to believe UCLA arranged its own Pac12 schedule. Joey’s got twelve oars, but only 5 in the water.

          • Joe Blow

            wah wah wah. Take it out of your mouth. You’ll think better. Just like your wife does.

          • HeySucs

            Joey dodges reality.

          • Joe Blow

            Talk about reality “dodgers” 8 clap

          • ProbationU

            Only dodged them for 1 year. We played them after you beat us 50-0. You remember that don’t you? 50-0. 50-0. 50-0. Just thought I’d get it out of the way. And you dodge them and Washington this year and next. Although you lost to Wazzu and will probably lose to the Beavers this week, so kind of a wash.

          • Joe Blow

            Probably will. We’re 6 pt underdogs. Sorta like you being 20+ underdogs to the Ducks and getting your @$$ handed to you?

          • ProbationU

            Feeiling feisty again today. Getting our @$$ handed to us bothers me as much as you get bothered by reminding you that your team sucks. You know it and don’t care. We lost to Oregon…expected to lose to Oregon this year. I will see if I can survive the expected.

          • Joe Blow

            The difference is a f ing realist. You keep dreaming. No rings. No BCS bowls.

          • Stu Azole

            Joe continues to think losing to Oregon, at Oregon, this year, is the end of UCLA. It was expected. But as far as an #ss handing goes, I don’t think it even comes close to the whipping ASU put on you troxans!

          • Joe Blow

            Our program has nothing to do with fucla. You’ll be 2-2 over the next 4 weeks.

          • Stu Azole

            why are you talking about the past…again? What have you done this year? Road wins where?

          • Joe Blow

            We’ve done the same this year that you been doing since ’54….nothing

          • HeySucs

            Joey’s always a tad light on facts and reality.

        • TrojanFamily

          Baby Stewie’s UCLA cheer: We Lose to Better Teams than USC. (clap 8 times)!

          Keep celebrating those losses, buddy. Says a lot about you and your team.

      • HeySucs

        Wash. St. 10 – SUC @ the MAUSOEUM 7. Now that was a SUC QB performance for the ages.

        • Joe Blow

          Snore.

      • B.Miller

        DAMN! 64 passing yards? As a top 3 QB in the NFL draft (says NFL Analyst)

  • ProbationU

    $$$$$$ Follow the $$$$$$

    • Joe Blow

      They did with Woodie, Papa Sam and Nellie Belle.

      • ProbationU

        Joe…I know you are an old dog…but you can learn some new tricks. Is this when I am supposed to mention Marv Goux for the 100th time? It is merely the PAC12 money for Larry Scott. It’s why we have to try and get to Pasadena on a Friday night at 6pm for Washington. I think we will have to leave the westside on Thursday.

        • Joe Blow

          You just made my point. All you BS is just THAT.

          • ProbationU

            Nope…it is all true and not BS…just a well-travelled road. No need to head down that path again. Time to stay in the present. Like I have said, Gilbert, Wooden, McKay and Goux are all dead. Time to move on.

          • Joe Blow

            YAWN

          • HeySucs

            What?

    • Golden Trojan

      Exactly, three words MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!

  • TrojanFamily

    Just how much control does a school have when to schedule an away conference game? I’m not asking rhetorically, Scott. I actually don’t know. I’d like to have an answer.

    I presume the home team, along with the conference Commissioner, have the greatest influence over scheduling (with the Commissioner’s decision driven by television). What is USC’s recourse if they don’t agree? Other than complain to the Commissioner, I can’t imagine they can do much.

  • Joe Blow

    That Beaver looks like bucket.

    • Trojan Hoarse

      That’s what HE said!……DOH!

  • Bill

    How about playing in skirts like in a “League of their Own”?

    • Bill

      FEAR THE SKIRT!!!

      • TrojanFamily

        Chuckles, do you eat a few paint chips before you log in as Bill?

  • Tom Oday

    “some suggest”? BS! Keep throwing crap against the wall Wolf. If the NCAA cared about player safety they would not allow D1 teams to play D1AA teams ( 63 schollie limit).

    • HeySucs

      Or permit SUC to just graduate a bit over 50% of its FB student-players. SUC: the exploitation University.

    • gotroy22

      He should have said, “Brainless rah rahs”.

  • trojandude207

    Look at it this way (you may have to close the other eye)…If they lose a day’s rest this week they gain a day’s rest next week. Okay open both eyes and blame Kiffin

  • B.Miller

    MAN “F” Pat Haden.. He should have taken a stance a long time ago. Instead of putting his tail between his legs and taking it from the NCAA!