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    Quote Originally Posted by Mott the Hoople View Post
    I’m not sure USC would do to well in the Ivy League. The players there have to be able to sign their name. ;-)
    Whoa, that ain’t going go over well, surely said in jest.

    USC has a good academic reputation, it’s not Stanford, but neither is UCLA, which seems to be the benchmark for USC alumni

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    Quote Originally Posted by archives View Post
    Hardly, never lived on the west coast, consequently donít feel anything for West Coast teams. I am an East Coast native, where we enjoy four seasons, and itís tough to get interested in teams that donít play here till ten at night, which is one, just one, of he reasons USC/UCLA fled to the Big Ten. The only USC game I can remember routinely watching is the ND game, even attended one in South Bend

    Never said USC didnít have a herald football program in the past, my only point was that I believe USC, largely due to the schoolís reputation, didnít travel the road to success that say Alabama did, but now, they may have crossed that bridge. That, and that college football is on the threshold of moving in a direction which is the exact antithesis of what people, alumni, like to think it still is today
    If you can show me what weíre doing that Alabama does that you feel is so wrong or illegal Iíll listen. Otherwise weíve hired a great coach, are a world class university in the heart of Hollywood and the second largest city in the country and are a blue blood who sends tons of kids to the NFL.

    I see you defending big cities when others rip on them. You of all people should understand the national appeal of USC

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    I'm not a college football fan by any stretch of imagination, but I like the idea of private schools like USC and Notre Dame
    being competitive with huge state universities where the fucking football coach is the highest paid state employee by far,
    whether or not education is being properly funded.

    I just wish it were Harvard, Dartmouth, Brown, and Yale instead of USC and Notre Dame.
    But it isn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mott the Hoople View Post
    Iím not sure USC would do to well in the Ivy League. The players there have to be able to sign their name. ;-)
    Haha, thatís what they pay me the big bucks for Mott! We got this handled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cawacko View Post
    If you can show me what we’re doing that Alabama does that you feel is so wrong or illegal I’ll listen. Otherwise we’ve hired a great coach, are a world class university in the heart of Hollywood and the second largest city in the country and are a blue blood who sends tons of kids to the NFL.

    I see you defending big cities when others rip on them. You of all people should understand the national appeal of USC
    That seems to always appear as the common denominator of any defense regarding questions on the ethics of college sports, as well as many political arguments, “is it illegal?” Always thought amateurism implied equal competition on the field, not who paid the most to put the best on the field, that was always pro sports. And USC hasn’t earned the nickname “carpetbagger U” for nothing

    Nothing personal, but your stretching the “national appeal” angle. For most, I believe it is recognized as a good school on the West Coast, and that is about it, not to sound redundant, but I think most would think Stanford when recalling a national appeal school out west. And, again, not criticizing, but I don’t view LA as an icon American city, more like an extending suburb, just doesn’t have the urban core that gives it character. San Francisco he’s, LA, no

    And I think we have reached the end of this exchange, you ain’t buying it, and only time will credit my opinion. Just remember you heard it here first when the USC Trojans run on the field looking like NASCAR drivers, walking billboards, and attaining an actual earned undergraduate degree is an after thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by archives View Post
    That seems to always appear as the common denominator of any defense regarding questions on the ethics of college sports, as well as many political arguments, “is it illegal?” Always thought amateurism implied equal competition on the field, not who paid the most to put the best on the field, that was always pro sports. And USC hasn’t earned the nickname “carpetbagger U” for nothing

    Nothing personal, but your stretching the “national appeal” angle. For most, I believe it is recognized as a good school on the West Coast, and that is about it, not to sound redundant, but I think most would think Stanford when recalling a national appeal school out west. And, again, not criticizing, but I don’t view LA as an icon American city, more like an extending suburb, just doesn’t have the urban core that gives it character. San Francisco he’s, LA, no

    And I think we have reached the end of this exchange, you ain’t buying it, and only time will credit my opinion. Just remember you heard it here first when the USC Trojans run on the field looking like NASCAR drivers, walking billboards, and attaining an actual earned undergraduate degree is an after thought
    Your attitude of almost East Coast superiority is very telling in this sense, I think a lot of people around you share it and that's played a big role in West Coast teams and specifically players not always getting the notoriety and respect they deserve. It is what it is but it's a reality.

    Stanford is a world class University but they make almost no exceptions for athletes to gain admittance so they are not a realistic option for most kids. Not every kid is a City kid and that's fine. Some love the small college town environment and there's nothing wrong with that. But L.A. and Hollywood have great appeal to some so that's why kids want to come here.

    We get called a lot of names but Carpetbagger U? I've heard no one call us that. We aren't the first to use the portal and certainly won't be the last.

    We're 5-0 and #6 in the nation. I think we'll end up losing a couple of games this year and I'll be thrilled if we reach the Rose Bowl. It's rebuilding mode but big things are coming. It's going to be fun.

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