Sunday, November 29, 2009

Speaking of rivalry...


Crosstown duel between the Trojans and Bruins turns even uglier at the finish.

Barkley threw deep to Williams, who sprinted down the middle past the UCLA defenders to catch the ball inside the 10-yard line and streak into the end zone for extra touchdown.

In any other situation, this would be considered piling on.

But on Saturday, it was simply getting even.

By calling a timeout, Neuheisel (UCLA coach) was making it clear that he did not agree with Carroll's (USC coach) decision to take a knee.

So Carroll said fine, he would keep playing.

If Carroll had ordered the Trojans to continue to take a knee in the wake of Neuheisel's timeout, it would have symbolized a lack of respect for his players.

Neuheisel had a choice. His decision left Carroll with no choice.

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