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USC playing on damaged field

Updated: September 8, 2011, 2:05 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

A concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will force USC to play this season on an uneven playing field which will be painted green on a weekly basis to hide numerous areas of dirt and dead spots.

L.A. Rising, a music festival featuring Rage Against the Machine, Muse and Rise Against, was held at the Coliseum on July 30, five weeks before USC's Sept. 3 season opener against Minnesota. The short window between events did not give the Coliseum enough time to replace the field, a process ...

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