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A Trojan Holiday?

LOS ANGELES — Thankfully for USC Trojans first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian, “7-win Sark” will not be the focal point of his first season, not after gaining his eighth win, a 49-14 clobbering of Notre Dame on Saturday in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

With the Trojans’ convincing victory over the Irish, Sark will be able to take the 7-win albatross off his neck at least till next season and concentrate on attaining a ninth win in a yet-to-be announced bowl game. A triumph in the upcoming bowl game would finish the Trojans’ 2014 season at 9-4, which would still be short of double-digit win expectations, but positive momentum heading into 2015.

Obviously a bowl loss and finishing the season at 9-5 would uproot all the positive cardinal and gold vibes that were gathered after handing Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly his worst loss of his five seasons in South Bend.

As for the immediate?

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Greg Katz
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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