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Depth issue - not an excuse for the Trojans

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With the exception of one snap for Torin Harris, the USC defense featured only 12 players over 60 minutes. Clancy Pendergast swapped NG Antwaun Woods and S Dion Bailey in-and-out depending on the down-and-distance, but the other 10 starters never came off the field despite the grueling, physical nature of the battle.

The Ripsit Blog (Southern Cal's official site).

"Inside UCLA" Notes: Big ups to Bruins' rushing defense

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UCLA did well against running back Bishop Sankey, holding the Doak Walker semifinalist to 91 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries (3.4 yards on average). The junior’s longest run went for just nine yards. He leads the country with 17 runs of at least 20 yards, and has two 50-yard runs.

Jack Wang (Inside UCLA).

Do Bruins still have a "Malibu mentality" under Mora?

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[I]f UCLA coach Jim Mora hoped his Bruins would be spitting mad after losing their last two, he wound up getting mad. The Bruins opened the game with some of that Malibu mentality that plagued them in some of their mediocre past.

John Henderson, Denver Post. [Emphasis ours]

Noel Mazzone - Clueless in Palo Alto

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"I should've come back with Malcolm more," he said. "We should've run the ball more today."

Noel Mazzone after an inept offensive Bruin showing in Palo Alto. (ESPN)

Live Blogging From Pauley

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Live UPDATES from today's basketball open practice at Pauley.

"National Brotherhod of Hardwood Workers" - That was the poster handed out before practice with Wear Twins and Norman Powell on it.

The Morgan Center thinks Anthony Barr plays on offense

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"Can the Bruin offense, led by Hundley and Barr, control possession and outgain Oregon to upset the Ducks on their home field?"

The quote above is from an email I received about the Bruin Bash pre-game party in Eugene next week before the Oregon game.

UCLA @ The Furd Game Time Announced

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The game times and TV networks for Pac-12 football on October 19 have been finalized, the Conference announced today. The eighth Saturday of the season will feature six games across Pac-12 Networks, ESPN/ABC and FOX Sports 1. Charleston Southern at Colorado, 11am PT/Noon MT, Pac-12 Networks UCLA at Stanford, 12:30 pm PT, ABC Regional/ESPN2 mirror Washington at Arizona State, 3pm PT, Pac-12 Networks Washington State at Oregon, 7pm PT, FOX Sports 1 Utah at Arizona, 7pm PT/8pm MT, Pac-12 Networks Oregon State at California, 7:30pm PT, ESPN2 or ESPNU (network will be announced next weekend)

http://pac-12.com/article/2013/10/09/pac-12-releases-game-times-october-19

Ethical Pat on the College Football Playoff Selection Committee?

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CBSSports.com and the Associated Press, citing unnamed sources, reported that USC Athletic Director Pat Haden is expected to be selected to the College Football Playoff selection committee. The committee will include 12 to 18 members....

http://www.latimes.com/sports/college/usc/la-sp-1004-usc-football-20131004,0,3366426.story#axzz2glhhQ3fC

EDSBS' hilarious take on the Kiffin firing.

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ALSO THAT OTHER IDIOT IS GONE. Fired at 3 in the morning in a damn parking lot. That might be the coldest breakup ever, and my brother once dumped a girl on her birthday without knowing it was her birthday. ~ as funny as this is, you HAVE TO follow the link and find the gif prepared by LSUfreek for our amusement.

http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2013/9/30/4786078/the-curious-index-09-30-2013

Deadspin Comment Gold Re: Kiffin

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I'm glad he's fired. He was nothing but a rich, obnoxious super-bro who will only ever live off of the successes of his father, and there's clearly no place for that kind of guy at USC.

http://deadspin.com/r-i-p-lane-kiffins-career-as-usc-head-coach-2010-20-1427782329
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