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Trojans In Must-Rebound Situation

by Greg Katz

LOS ANGELES — The last time the USC Trojans visited Arizona State, in 2013, the Men of Troy were sent back to the City of Angels with a devastating 62-41 loss, which also resulted in coach Lane Kiffin being fired in the wee hours of Sunday morning on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport.

On Saturday, the No. 19 USC Trojans (2-1, 0-1 Pac-12) return to Tempe amid new turmoil, after last weekend’s 41-31 upset loss to No. 21 Stanford, in what was the Pac-12 opener for both clubs.

“We have a tough road ahead next week against ASU,” said Trojans senior quarterback Cody Kessler after the Stanford loss. “This is the turning point in the season that can define us. It depends how the team can respond to adversity.”

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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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