Posts tagged: Pete Carroll

Emerald Bowl: Boston College Eagles VS. USC Trojans

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, December 26, 2009 7:22 am

EMERALD BOWL
San Francisco, California
Boston College Eagles (8-4) VS. #24 USC Trojans (8-4)
Saturday, December 26, 5:00 PM PST

Las Vegas Favorite: USC -7.0

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Week 14 Game Matchup: Arizona Wildcats VS. USC Trojans

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, December 3, 2009 2:59 pm

Arizona Wildcats (7-4) vs. USC Trojans (8-3)
Saturday, December 5, 12:30 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: USC -7.0

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Week 13 Game Matchup: UCLA Bruins VS. USC Trojans

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, November 25, 2009 10:58 am

UCLA Bruins (6-5) vs. USC Trojans (7-3)
Saturday, November 28, 7:00 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: USC -13.0
*AllPac10 Game of the Week*

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The Stanford Cardinal end the USC Trojans reign; and why the Pac-10 is the best conference in college football

By Dave Consolazio, November 17, 2009 4:49 am

USC’S REIGN AT THE TOP IS OVER – FOR NOW

Ding Dong’ the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know
The Wicked Witch is dead!

For some reason, this song was running through my head as I watched Stanford pummel USC.

For Trojans fans, it has been a fantastic ride for the last seven years. So fantastic, in fact, that Trojan fans are completely guilty of taking it for granted. Every single one of them (myself, included).

Virtually every hiccup along the way has cost USC a trip to the National Championship, which in turn turned the Rose Bowl into a consolation prize of sorts. USC fans are always disappointed to “only” win the Pac-10 and “only” go to the Rose Bowl.

And that’s one of the reasons why fans around the conference have hated the USC Trojans and their fans for the better part of a decade now, and as Stanford drove the final nail into the coffin that Washington had opened and Oregon had closed, there is plenty of reason for the rest of the conference to celebrate.

A friend of mine asked me, “Dave, you know your Pac-10; Is USC done for? I mean, I know they are this season, but are they done for good?”

I’m surprised at how many people are living in the moment so badly that they are actually asking this question. NO, USC isn’t done for good. They still have one of the best coaches in the country and a never-ending stable of 4 and 5-star talent. They will be a serious contender for the Pac-10 title next year, as well as the years to come.

The beauty, though, is that they won’t be the only serious contender. 2009 will not mark the beginning of the end of USC as a football power; but it will mark the end of their stranglehold over the rest of the conference.

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Pac-10 Week 11 Notes and Observations: USC Trojans

By Sam Saig, November 16, 2009 9:45 pm

USC Trojans 7-3 Overall (4-3 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Stanford 55 – USC 21

Next Week’s Opponent: BYE


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Week 11 Game Matchup: Stanford Cardinal VS. USC Trojans

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, November 11, 2009 7:06 pm

Stanford Cardinal (6-3) vs. USC Trojans (7-2)
Saturday, November 14, 12:30 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: USC -10.5
*AllPac10 Game of the Week*

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Pac-10 Week 10 Notes and Observations: USC Trojans

By Sam Saig, November 10, 2009 4:32 pm

USC Trojans 7-2 Overall (4-2 Conference)

This Week’s Score: USC 14 – Arizona State 9

Next Week’s Opponent: Stanford


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Week 10 Game Matchup: USC Trojans VS. Arizona State Sun Devils

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, November 6, 2009 6:14 pm

USC Trojans (6-2) vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (4-4)
Saturday, November 7, 5:00 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: USC -10.0

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Pac-10 Week 9 Notes and Observations: USC Trojans

By Dave Consolazio, November 4, 2009 7:43 am

USC Trojans 6-2 Overall (3-2 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Oregon 47 – USC 20

Next Week’s Opponent: @Arizona State


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Week 9 Game Matchup: USC Trojans VS. Oregon Ducks

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, October 28, 2009 1:26 pm

USC Trojans (6-1) vs. Oregon Ducks (6-1)
Saturday, October 31, 5:00 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: USC -3.0
*AllPac10 Game of the Week*

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Week 7 Game Matchup: USC Trojans VS. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, October 14, 2009 5:39 pm

USC Trojans (4-1) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-1)
Saturday, October 17, 12:30 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: USC -10.0
*AllPac10 Game of the Week*

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Pac-10 Week 5 Notes and Observations: USC Trojans

By Sam Saig, October 5, 2009 11:57 am

USC Trojans 4-1 Overall (2-1 Conference)

This Week’s Score: USC 30 – Cal 3

Next Week’s Opponent: BYE


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Week 5 Game Matchup: USC Trojans VS. Cal Bears

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, September 30, 2009 6:53 am

USC Trojans (3-1) vs. Cal Bears (3-1)
Saturday, October 3, 5:00 PM PST
Las Vegas Favorite: USC -5.0
*AllPac10 Game of the Week*

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Pac-10 Week 3 Notes and Observations: USC Trojans

By Sam Saig, September 21, 2009 1:47 pm

USC Trojans 2-1 Overall (0-1 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Washington 16 – USC 13

Next Week’s Opponent: Washington State


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Jake Locker leads Washington Huskies to stunning upset over USC Trojans

By Sam Saig, September 20, 2009 10:28 am

“We’ve got a tremendous football team. We’ve got kids that are talented, kids that want to work hard; we’ve just got to change their mindset. It’s going to take a little time, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen fast”
Steve Sarkisian at introductory press conference as new UW head coach on Dec. 8 2008.


Did you really mean this fast Sark? I mean let’s put things in perspective. Last week, Washington ended the nation’s longest losing streak against Idaho. It was a blowout win for a program that desperately needed the taste of victory again. Now all of a sudden, that 0-12 season seems like a distant memory.

The scene at Husky Stadium in the aftermath of the 16-13 win over #3 USC harkens back to the early ‘90’s when this U-Dub program was one of the elite programs in America. While the 2009 Huskies are not to be confused with any of Don James’ legendary teams, the Sarkisian era is off to a magnificent start.
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