Thursday, October 05, 2006

Wash. State's Doba knows about Auburn, Southern Cal - Birmingham News
...Edges to USC - Doba likes Auburn quarterback Brandon Cox, noting the Trussville native is heady. But USC's John David Booty "always throws to the guy that's open, whether it's short or long. He takes what's there. He makes great decisions."

Another advantage for the Trojans is linebacker Rey Maluaga, "who's 6-foot-3, 250 pounds, runs sideline to sideline and can cover you deep."

USC played Washington State with two disadvantages. First, the Trojans played on the road. Second, they played without All-American wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett.

"I think that was to our advantage," Doba said. "But let me tell you, that (No.2 receiver) Steve Smith can play with anyone."...

Also, [Kern] There's no Texas or USC this year - Philly Daily News
[Schad] Auburn coach Tuberville calls for playoff system - ESPN
Think all losses sting the same? Think again - Tacoma News-Tribune

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