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Larry Smith
Larry Smith, 68; led USC to Rose Bowl three times

Larry Smith, whose six seasons as USC's football coach in the late 1980s and early 1990s brought the high of three consecutive Rose Bowl game appearances and the low of perhaps the most humbling defeat in the Trojans' rich history, died Monday in Tucson after battling leukemia and lymphoma, his family said. He was 68. Smith, who also coached at Tulane, Arizona and Missouri universities, guided USC to Pacific 10 Conference championships and Rose Bowl berths in each of his first three seasons in Los Angeles. But the Ohio native probably is best remembered by unforgiving fans as the coach who presided over the Trojans' football fortunes in 1992, when USC lost to upstart Fresno...

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