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Hayes Pullard says Trojans’ 2013 Arizona State fiasco is ‘in the past’

USC linebacker Hayes Pullard discusses Arizona State.

USC’s trip to Arizona State last season could not have gone worse.

The Trojans gave up 612 yards in a 62-41 loss. Lane Kiffin was fired as coach hours later.

But USC linebacker Hayes Pullard said the date of Saturday’s game against Arizona State has not been circled on the calendar -- at least not for the purpose of revenge.

“We left that in the past,” Pullard said. “It was a different set of coaches and a different set of guys.”


Saturday’s game at the Coliseum is the Trojans’ Pac-12 South division opener.

Pullard said he had “definitely” thought about the game’s importance.

“Every game is a championship game when there are a bunch of Pac-12 teams going for the same goal,” Pullard said. 

Arizona State is 1-1 in the Pac-12 South.


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