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The Times' Super 16 college football countdown: No. 11 USC
The Times' Super 16 college football countdown: No. 11 USC

Acknowledging that college football's new four-team playoff could someday inch toward a larger basketball-style tournament, we continue our Super 16 countdown, with No. 11 USC: What Steve Sarkisian is trying to do in his first year at USC should not be confused with decoding the human genome. No one is saying Sark's brain should one day be preserved, in a pickle jar, for further pathological study. What Sarkisian is trying to do, though, is very interesting and promises to be more fun than another season of Lane Kiffin "bubble screens." Sarkisian has watched, along with the rest of us, the evolution of spread-option in college football. These gizmo offenses have...

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