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Live discussion: USC, UCLA bowl game previews

December 27, 2012|By Houston Mitchell

Join us at noon for a Google+ Hangout with Times national college football writer Chris Dufresne, UCLA writer Chris Foster and USC writer Gary Klein as they take a look at the sport.

This week's topic are sure to include discussion of the upcoming USC and UCLA bowl games, a preview of the BCS title game between Alabama and Notre Dame and a preview of the Rose Bowl between Stanford and Wisconsin.

As Dufresne wrote earlier this week,

"This is being called a "traditional" Rose Bowl because the football champions of the Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences just hit town, went to Disneyland, plan to eat wheelbarrows of prime rib and then play in the sacred Jan.1 post-parade time slot.

"Stanford, representing the West, got here the old-fashioned way — by defeating UCLA twice in six days after putting down USC for a fourth straight season.

"Wisconsin won the Big Ten, fair and square, by finishing third in its division and then crushing old (well, not so much) league nemesis Nebraska.

"Stanford and Wisconsin played a combined six overtime games this season. In the old days those would have been called "ties."

"OK, so maybe this isn't quite how your granddaddy remembers it, but in football's changing modern age tradition constantly has to be recalibrated."

If you have a question for Dufresne, Foster or Klein, send it in an email to and we will try to answer it during the show.


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