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Sark needs to walk the walk

LOS ANGELES — No matter what you may think of Steve Sarkisian’s first regular-season performance as the USC Trojans head football coach, there’s little debate regarding his unbridled, consistently positive attitude throughout the highs and lows of the 2014 season.

With boundless energy and a Pete Carroll clone of positive thinking, the coach affectionately known as “Sark” exudes optimism and hyperbole like his All-America junior defensive tackle Leonard “Big Cat” Williams exudes dominance and physicality over mismatched offensive linemen.

If wins were just about a head coach’s optimism and energy, Sark’s first USC team would currently be 12-0, victors in Friday night’s Pac-12 championship game in Santa Clara, and selected to participate in the College Football Playoff.

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Greg Katz
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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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