Join us at 2 p.m. for our weekly 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, focusing this week on Saturday's big matchups between USC and Notre Dame and UCLA and Stanford. The chat will take place right on this blog post, in a video that will be housed above.
Also sure to be a topic is the UCLA victory over USC, and the Matt Barkley injury. As Klein wrote earlier this week,
"Max Wittek wore a grin on his bearded face, Barkley a black sling on his injured right arm.
"For Wittek, a redshirt freshman who will start in place of Barkley on Saturday against Notre Dame, it was a first turn in the spotlight.
"While Barkley met with reporters, Wittek did a radio interview.
"I'm going to go out there," Wittek said in the interview, "I'm going to play within myself, within the system, and we're going to win this ballgame."