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Rivalry week notebook

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It's been a quiet week around Howard Jones practice field at USC as the Trojans prepare to take on crosstown rival UCLA in a matchup that will send the winner to the Pac-12 Championship game.

Quiet week It seems like every week since fall camp started there's been some sort of firework show around the USC football program. Going into rivalry week it wouldn't have been surprising for that to continue. However, surprisingly enough, it's been the quietest week around practice all season. No trash talking between USC and UCLA on Twitter, no head coaches quipping during post-practice...

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