It sounds like Mark Sanchez will get the start for the Trojans against Notre Dame.
But who will start for the Irish? It might be Evan Sharpley instead of Jimmy Clausen, as Sharpley once again looked like the better QB yesterday.
Who would have thought, back in August, that this year’s USC-Notre Dame game could potentially feature Mark Sanchez against Evan Sharpley?
UPDATE: More on Notre Dame’s QB decision here.
Meanwhile, USC fan Jonathan Tu — who is currently in the midst of living the dream, doing a season-long whirlwind college-football odyssey that will see him attend 22 games in 14 weeks, including the one in South Bend next Saturday — riffs on what it feels like to be human again:
[When the final score of the Arizona game was announced,] I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think about mistakes, injuries, what-ifs, polls, ramifications, anything, really, except one thing: how good it feels to win.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been so long since USCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s had a realistic chance of losing to anyone except one of the traditional powerhouses of college football (Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan). This is what it felt like in 2002, but, more specifically, this is what it felt like pre-2002: anything can happen, anything will happen, and, yes, even a 7 point win over a hapless Arizona team is a miracle, a godsend, a blessing, a wonder, something worth celebrating in of itself. This was not the case with some of the wins over the past several years. I was spoiled; we all were.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m a fan, so naturally I have ideas about what needs to happen for USC to be in New Orleans. (Hah!). But for the first time in a long time IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m only thinking about the next game and the stated goal: to make sure Notre DameÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s only win is over UCLA, which is thoroughly acceptable to a USC fan. Whether that winÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s by 3 or 30, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll take it.