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USC just isn't USC anymore

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07:28 AM ET 10.21 | Where have you gone, Southern Cal? A 2013 season that began disintegrating with horrid performances against Washington State and Arizona State and the inevitable firing of Lane Kiffin somehow managed to perk up momentarily under fun-meister Ed Orgeron. But on a chilly Saturday night in South Bend, Ind., the Trojans' season quickly plunged back into the depths of mediocrity. The cold reality is that right now, at this sad point in its history, USC isn't really USC anymore. Trojans' offensive linemen aren't supposed to get overpowered the way they were by Stephon Tuitt and friends at Notre Dame. USC's secondary isn't supposed to be more leaky than your average TMZ report. And USC's overall composure isn't supposed to wilt the way it did in a penalty-infested fourth quarter in Indiana.

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October 21, 2013  08:00 AM ET

Enjoy it while you can. Changes they are a' comin!!!

October 21, 2013  08:03 AM ET
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Enjoy it while you can. Changes they are a' comin!!!

YEA......2112 things should sart to change.

October 21, 2013  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Enjoy it while you can. Changes they are a' comin!!!

Damn right they are...

October 21, 2013  08:13 AM ET

When a team loses to ND then you know it has reached rock bottom.

October 21, 2013  08:25 AM ET

"USC just isn't USC anymore" headline with a pic of Notre Dame players.

Well done.

October 21, 2013  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

YEA......2112 things should sart to change.

Plannin' on seein' those changes Hillbilly?

October 21, 2013  08:39 AM ET

NCAA recruiting sanctions work.
The Trojans have some excellent RBs and WRs, but lack depth on both lines and the D backfield.
And they, like ND, are limited at QB.
It wil take a couple of strong recruiting classes to bring them back--maybe by 2116.
They can thank Pete (I'm out of here!) Carroll for their woes.

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October 21, 2013  08:49 AM ET
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OT does

He can plan all he wants. Ain't happenin'.

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October 21, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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NCAA recruiting sanctions work.The Trojans have some excellent RBs and WRs, but lack depth on both lines and the D backfield.And they, like ND, are limited at QB.It wil take a couple of strong recruiting classes to bring them back--maybe by 2116.They can thank Pete (I'm out of here!) Carroll for their woes.

Ditto that. Where has USC gone? The same place that Bama went in the mid-2000s, and that Miami went to in the 1990s.

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October 21, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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a lot of football powerhouses are in tDECLINELSU included...

Lose a couple more and I may have to start believing you.

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October 21, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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.I am done with Les and Cant Stop 3rd and 15 Chavis..

This is what had me scratching my head. It was like they were totally unaware of down and distance. Surely that wasn't the case.

October 21, 2013  09:15 AM ET
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Dude we arent beating the Gumps or eATMe...We might lose to the red headed gingers

You'll beat the agnuts...unless their daubers are too fart down.

October 21, 2013  09:15 AM ET

A real good HC will fix most of their problems.

October 21, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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lives, horseshoes and rabbit feet...I am done with Les and Cant Stop 3rd and 15 Chavis... This is worse than the 21-0 mulligan to the Gumps...Geaux Tigers though...

I missed the game. Did they overlook Ole Mess? Thought with all the injuries on the D side of the Rebels that LSU would not have much of a problem.

 
October 21, 2013  09:37 AM ET
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Ditto that. Where has USC gone? The same place that Bama went in the mid-2000s, and that Miami went to in the 1990s.

How many players are on scholly's this year?

Just wait, they get a full recruiting class next year and will have a full 85 the following. Everyone that knows cfb could see this coming this year.

If they hire the right guy, its a given.

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