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Hayes Pullard says it's been 'up and down' during five seasons at USC

USC linebacker Hayes Pullard said he's usually not emotional.

That could change on Saturday when USC honors its seniors before playing Notre Dame at the Coliseum.

Pullard, a fifth-year senior, said he would “have to see” what he feels when he emerges from the Coliseum tunnel for the last time as a Trojan.

During Wednesday’s practice, Pullard wore his Los Angeles Crenshaw High jersey.

Former USC coach Pete Carroll recruited Pullard, but Carroll left to coach the Seattle Seahawks before Pullard arrived on campus. 

He has played for four coaches in five seasons.

“It’s been up and down,” Pullard said. “But coach [Ed Orgeron] told me tough times are for tough men.”

Pullard led the team in tackles in 2011 and 2012, and he has a team-leading 84 tackles this season.

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USC football morning report

Quote of the day: "Look at me, I like it all!"

-- USC Coach Steve Sarkisian, on his favorite Thanksgiving dish 

USC plays Notre Dame on Saturday at the Coliseum.

The Trojans fell to 7-4 overall and 6-3 in the Pac-12 Conference after a 38-20 defeat by UCLA last Saturday at the Rose Bowl. 

The loss knocked USC out of contention for the Pac-12 South title.

Notre Dame is 7-4 after starting the season on a six-game win streak.

The Fighting Irish have lost four of their last five, including a 31-28 defeat to Louisville last Saturday in South Bend, Ind. 

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Miley Cyrus starter kit available at the USC bookstore

Miley Cyrus turned heads this month when she was photographed kissing USC student Patrick Schwarzenegger and wearing Trojans gear in the end zone suites at the Coliseum.

Now, the USC Bookstore is making it easy to be just like Miley.

Apparel Cyrus wore, including the USC letterman jacket and beanie cap, are part of a special merchandising display, an unofficial Miley Cyrus Trojans starter kit, if you will.

The display, located at the top of an escalator, also features a photograph of the singer.

No word on if whether Cyrus will be in attendance Saturday against Notre Dame.

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USC recruiting update: Recruits attend Wednesday's practice

Southland high schools were out of session Wednesday, allowing recruits to attend USC’s midday practice.

Ventura St. Bonaventure quarterback Ricky Town, who signed a financial-aid agreement and will enroll in January, attended practice for the second time this month.

Mission Hills Alemany running back Dominic Davis and Pasadena Muir cornerback Taeon Mason, who have committed to USC, also attended.

Anaheim Servite receiver Equanimeous St. Brown and Los Angeles Salesian linebacker Kevin Scott were also at practice.

St. Brown was joined by his younger brother, Osiris, who is a 2017 recruit.

Class of 2016 recruits included: La Puente Bishop Amat cornerback Trevon Sidney and receiver Tyler Vaughns, Santa Ana Mater Dei receiver A.J. Collins, Westlake Village Westlake receiver Theo Howard and Los Angeles Verbum Dei linebacker Davir Hamilton.

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USC football morning report: Recent history gives Fighting Irish nod

Fact of the day: USC has defeated Notre Dame in 12 of the last 15 games, but the Fighting Irish have won three of the last four. 

USC plays Notre Dame on Saturday at the Coliseum.

The Trojans fell to 7-4 overall and 6-3 in the Pac-12 Conference after a 38-20 defeat by UCLA last Saturday at the Rose Bowl. 

The loss knocked USC out of contention for the Pac-12 South title.

Notre Dame is 7-4 after starting the season on a six-game win streak.

The Fighting Irish have lost four of their last five, including a 31-28 defeat to Louisville last Saturday in South Bend, Ind. 

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Matt Leinart is going back to college to lead the Trojans on Saturday

Matt Leinart, who led USC to two national titles, will return to his glory days on Saturday when he leads the Trojans out of the Coliseum tunnel before they play Notre Dame.

Before the season, the 2004 Heisman Trophy winner acknowledged his fondness for his time at USC by signing on to star in a commercial for Dish Network.

The spot also featured former Tennessee quarterback Heath Shuler and Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth.

Like Leinart, they were college legends who could not repeat their success in the NFL.

All proved they could make -- and take -- a joke.

“It was just a fun spot that I was asked to do, and at this point I just thought it was cool,” Leinart said. “I didn’t think it would get that much airtime and it’s been all over the place.”

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