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Discussion: Will USC bounce back next year in football?

January 03, 2013|By Houston Mitchell

Join us for a live discussion today at 11:30 a.m., when Times college football columnist Chris Dufresne, USC writer Gary Klein and UCLA writer Chris Foster will tackle a variety of topics.

One thing sure to come up is the embarrassing 7-6 record put up by the Trojans this season. USC was ranked No. 1 in the preseason polls, but stumbled badly and will finish out of the top 25. As Klein wrote earlier this week,

"So as USC attempts to put its lost season behind and move forward, Coach Lane Kiffin said everything would be under review.

"The starting point is clear-cut.

"You look at yourself first," Kiffin said after the Trojans' 21-7 Sun Bowl loss to Georgia Tech.

"Kiffin's self-examination will no doubt be aided with gusto by Athletic Director Pat Haden, who has steadfastly stood by the 37-year-old coach through a season of underachieving performances on the field and a public-relations nightmare off it.

"Kiffin, however, won't spend all of his time looking in the mirror.

"There is too much work to do."

If you have a question for our panel of experts, send it in an email to and we will try to answer it during the show.


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