Keys to watching USC and Notre Dame
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Keys to watching USC and Notre Dame

Irish quarterback Brandon Wimbush expected to return from injury

Here are five keys to watch as the No. 13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-1) play No. 11 USC (6-1) in the 82nd renewal of their fabled rivalry. The teams meet at 7:40 p.m. ET Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium.

Brandon Wimbush’s health: Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said that WimbushNotre Dame’s redshirt sophomore quarterback,  is “100 percent ready” to face the Trojans. The first-year starter missed the North Carolina game on Oct. 7 with an ankle injury, but the bye week gave his ankle two weeks to heal since it came up sore against Miami of Ohio. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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