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USC and Notre Dame are in the same leaky boat
USC and Notre Dame are in the same leaky boat

Notre Dame, out of the hunt for a major bowl bid with a record of 7-4, is trying to finish the regular season with a confidence-building victory. The Fighting Irish share a lot in common with 7-4 USC, which was still recovering Monday from its loss to UCLA. Notre Dame arrives at the Coliseum on Saturday trying to salvage a season that, at its midpoint, appeared headed toward possible culmination in the College Football Playoff. But the Fighting Irish have lost four of their five games. On Sunday, a day after his team's third straight defeat, 31-28 against Louisville, Coach Brian Kelly was asked about the annual rivalry game against the Trojans. "Great tradition in the...

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