He was USC’s top target and this obviously enhances Ed Orgeron’s chances at the job. On the down side, it helps Jack Del Rio too.
There are only seven USC players left who played for former coach Pete Carroll and they play their final game at the Coliseum today when the Trojans host crosstown rival UCLA.
Several already thought about walking up the Coliseum tunnel for the final time in their college career.
“I told myself I would try not to cry,” linebacker Marquis Simmons said. “It’s a hard thing to do.”
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That’s what BCS guru Jerry Palm released today in his bowl projections. He has the Trojans playing Fresno State, which lost to San Jose State today. Despite this, a lot of people at USC will be holding their breath that the Sun Bowl does not select the Trojans.
With the crosstown rivalry tomorrow, the schools announced their will be increased security at the game. There will be extra personnel and increased bike patrols, among other measures. If fans have questions or see anything of concern, they can call the Fan Behavior Hotline at 213-765-5291 or text COLISEUM and the issue and location to 69050.
USC safety Dion Bailey on the crosstown rivalry: “This is the one game that you do not want to lose.”
The Trojans were down 16 points at halftime and never really in this game. Byron Wesley scored 12 points for USC (4-3). No West Alabama in this tournament yet. USC plays Xavier tomorrow at 10 a.m.
UCLA coach Jim Mora’s father, former Saints coach Jim Mora Sr., received a master’s degree from USC while his mother graduated from USC.
Time to pick a winner in the crosstown rivalry. USC is a 3.5-point favorite over UCLA. Momentum is definitely with USC. But can they handle a mobile QB? That’s been a perennial issue. The Trojans are probably healthier than at any time this season.
Perhaps Andy Enfield’s comments in Men’s Journal about El Paso and his altercation with UTEP coach Tim Floyd will sour the Sun Bowl on taking the Trojans for a second straight year.