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If It's Friday, It's Time For A USC Notes Column

If Big Ten moves season to November, will Pac-12 follow?

If you missed the above video, I have an update on former USC administrator Steve Lopes.

  • The Big Ten is considering a U-turn and starting its college football season in November. Will the Pac-12 follow?
  • The San Francisco Chronicle asked every Pac-12 school the employment status of their athletic dept. staff with no fall sports. USC was one of three schools that declined to comment. Utah and Oregon State were the other two.
  • Lute Olson, who died Thursday at age 85, coached at three Southern California High Schools: Western (Anaheim); Loara (Anaheim) and Marina (Huntington Beach). He also coached at Long Beach City College.

Olson did not get his first Division I coaching job (Long Beach State) until he was 38.

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