Here are some selected quotes from USC head coach Ed Orgeron's Sunday night conference call following the Trojans' 14-10 loss to Notre Dame. Opening statement: "After reviewing the film, there were some outstanding efforts by our guys.
And now, Pat Haden, USC turns its lonely eyes toward you. The focus of the Trojans' immediate future will be off the field, not on it. The only thing left to look forward to at this point is the athletic director's eventual choice of a new head coach.
LOS ANGELES - A look at the positives and negatives for the Trojans after the 14-10 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday. THREE UP 1. Nelson Agholor: Agholor stepped up for the second consecutive game, showcasing the unique playmaking skills that have had USC coaches and fans buzzing about the sophomore receiver's potential since last season.
What is the key matchup of the game? Garry Paskwietz: I'll go with the USC defensive line against the Fighting Irish offensive line. Notre Dame has allowed a total of only four sacks this season, a mark than ranks No.
USC travels to Notre Dame Stadium for a Saturday night showdown in what is one of the nation's top rivalries. Both teams are 4-2 and unranked, but the Trojans appeared to have been granted a new lease on life under interim coach Ed Orgeron, as they topped Arizona in their first game without Lane Kiffin in charge.
about 147 days ago | Matt Fortuna and Ted Miller | USC Trojans
Thanks for all your questions and answers. Enjoy the games this weekend. Don't forget: Twitter is the best way to follow us on game days. Phil from Vancouver, Wash., writes: Lets assume Ohio State runs the table and goes undefeated.
about 152 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Penn State Nittany Lions
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Oklahoma escaped Notre Dame Stadium with its second-ever victory over the Irish, winning 35-21. Here are a few quick takeaways from this contest: It was over when: Facing a third-and-3 from his own 46 early in the fourth quarter, Blake Bell hit Sterling Shepard for a 54-yard touchdown pass in which Shepard simply outran Irish linebacker Jarrett Grace.
about 165 days ago | Matt Fortuna | Oklahoma Sooners