Normally, USC coach Pete Carroll makes his adjustments at halftime. Carroll didn't wait around for the Rose Bowl halftime show, dropping the hammer on Penn State in the second quarter, writes Ivan Maisel.
Playing in front of 110,000 isn't nearly as nerve-wracking as speaking with Barack Obama at a rally. Just ask Penn State's Lydell Sargeant. Plus, Ivan Maisel looks at the new clock rule and Wisconsin's backfield.
It's been a long time since USC was out of the national championship picture. But with a convincing 24-17 defeat of the Trojans, Oregon served notice that there is a new regime in the Pac-10 -- and possibly the nation.
USC quarterback John David Booty injured his back in the Trojans' first practice Tuesday, sources told Ivan Maisel. Head coach Pete Carroll did not rule out a disk problem or the possibility that surgery would be needed.