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Coaching Adds to USC vs Utah Match-Up

by Greg Katz

LOS ANGELES – We haven’t even reached the homestretch of November, and the USC Trojans (3-3 overall, 1-2 Pac-12) remaining hopes of a Pac-12 South Division title in 2015 will likely sink or swim on the outcome of this Saturday’s battle with the No. 3 Utah Utes (6-0 overall, 3-0 Pac-12).

If you believed the preseason magazines and the electronic media, it’s the Trojans that were expected to be heading into Saturday’s game with Utah as the big bully of the Pac-12 Conference. Instead, in a stunning role reversal, it’s the Utes that are positioning themselves for a conference title and strong consideration for an invitation into the College Football Playoff.

When the Trojans have been their dominant old selves, their calling card has traditionally been that of physical and intimidating brutes. However, today’s Trojans could hardly be classified as throwbacks to the past, although they aren’t exactly marshmallows either. It’s just that they don’t deliver the pain like USC teams of yesteryear.

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Greg Katz

Now in his 58th 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 staff writer 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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