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Live chat: Football writers discuss USC's deflated football incident

November 08, 2012|By Mike James

What’s going on with the deflated footballs at USC? It’s another minor development with a program that began the season with national title hopes but has struggled mightily – on the field and off.

Tune in at 11:30 Pacific time this morning as Times college football experts Gary Klein, Chris Foster and Chris Dufresne dig down into the most recent hiccup for the Trojans football program, and much more, on a live video chat.

Also a lively point of discussion with the disappointingly 6-3 USC program: What’s going on with the defense. Coached by head Coach Lane Kiffin’s father Monte, the Trojans defense has given up 101 points in the last two games, both losses.

At UCLA, the Bruins have exceeded expectations, led by first-year quarterback Brett Hundley and senior running back Johnathan Franklin, who have formed a QB-RB tandem of quality that hasn’t been seen in Westwood in years.

UCLA travels to Washington State this weekend; USC plays host to Arizonza.

Nationally, Chris Dufresne looks at powers Alabama and Oregon and how they can avoid letdown games as they pursue their run to the national championship game.


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