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Trojans have Irish right where they want ’em

by Greg Katz

LOS ANGELES – With a stunning coaching change at the top, the unranked USC Trojans (3-2, 1-2 Pac-12) have the No. 14 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-1) right where they want’em. If I were from South Bend, I’d be clutching my rosary beads, repeatedly chanting Hail Marys, and praying that the “real” Trojans don’t show up this Saturday evening in Notre Dame Stadium.

Now the Irish will be totally confused and won’t know what the hell to expect on Saturday evening in South Bend with interim head coach Clay Helton replacing Steve Sarkisian, who has been placed on an indefinite leave of absence on Sunday.

And remember, interim coach Clay Helton is undefeated as a Trojans interim coach, having guided the Trojans to an exhilarating 45-20 victory in the 2013 Las Vegas Bowl. Now the Irish really have something to worry about.

Click here to read the full story at the ESPN USC blog

Greg Katz

Now entering his 59th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football columnist covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.

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