USC v. UCLA

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We hear new UCLA assistant coach Don Pellum, always the best-dressed coach in Pac-12, was already at a Southern California high school trying to flip a player committed to USC.

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Cotton Bowl Betting

Here is where the money is going according to Bovada for the Cotton Bowl.

USC                            +7        57%

Ohio State                    -7        43%

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USC Morning Buzz: About The Defensive Backs

I mentioned speaking to an NFL defensive coordinator over the weekend. One thing I was curious about was what he thought about the defensive backs.

“(Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast) doesn’t protect his corners,” he said. “He doesn’t like to change coverages. Sometimes you move your best corner off the best wide receiver to boost his confidence. USC doesn’t do that. They are very predictable.”

I suppose none of this should surprise anyone. On the other hand, Pendergast could respond he has a third-team All-American cornerback.

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Radio Silence

I’ve checked the twitter accounts for some of the fan/homer USC types and haven’t seen any mentions of Jack Jones being named an All-American. I wonder why?

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The AP All-American Team Includes Two USC Players

Talk about a jarring Monday morning. The Associated Press released its All-American team and tailback Ronald Jones made the third team. And . . .  cornerback Jack Jones made the third team. Start the Heisman campaign.

I suspect Jack Jones was endorsed by at least one West region voter who helped select the team. And people see he had four interceptions. If he made the first team, he could get a plaque at the McKay Center.

In case you don’t believe, full team after the jump:

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