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Even in defeat, Palmer remains a Trojan hero

by Greg Katz

LOS ANGELES – Although former USC Trojans former Heisman winning quarterback Carson Palmer and his Arizona Cardinals were completely dominated, 49-15, by the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship Game, it certainly won’t detract from Palmer’s place in the pantheon of Trojans football legends.

Despite a nightmarish performance on Sunday night he’d wish to forget, Trojans everywhere will always be appreciative of what Palmer meant in USC’s resurgence in the early years of the Pete Carroll era, especially during a time when many college football fans wondered if USC would ever return as a national power.

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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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