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Don't forget how far USC has come

Some fans might be down on USC, but don't forget what Pete Carroll has done, and don't count 'em out. Story

Updated: October 26, 2007, 3:41 PM ET
By Todd Boyd | Special to Page 2

I've always thought college football to be a particularly cruel sport. In order to win a national championship, a team made up of 18- to 22-year-old young men needs to be damn near perfect from September to January. Sure, there are one-loss teams that have won championships. But in reality, one slipup -- one bad Saturday -- and you are stuck between a rock and a real hard place. And if you lose again after that, forget it. You'll be watching someone else hoist that crystal football in the air ...

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