Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Five questions, five answers --- USC- Seattle Times:
Q1: We'll start off first with kind of a big-picture question on how USC has responded to its NCAA sanctions. The conventional wisdom in a lot of places was that it might impact the motivation of the players. But USC seems to be playing at a pretty high level right now and that doesn't seem to be an issue, looking from the outside. Is that an accurate view, and how have the Trojans managed to keep the motivation high?

A: The sanctions and absence of an opportunity to play in a bowl game does not seem to be an issue for USC players in terms of motivation. If anything, coaches have used it as a rallying point. It's a classic "Us against them."...

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