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Simply put, at 39 years old Sarkisian seems to be getting better at his job. We’ll see if that’s enough to make USC a champion again, and to make Trojans fans stop longing for Sumlin, Petersen and Franklin.

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BOWL PROJECTIONS

Postseason projections are based mostly on favorites winning out during championship weekend. (x-indicates team that has already accepted an invite.)

New Mexico Bowl at Albuquerque

Oregon State vs. Colorado State

Las Vegas Bowl

Fresno State vs. USC

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at Boise, Idaho

Buffalo vs. UNLV

New Orleans Bowl

x-Tulane vs. x-Louisiana-Lafayette

Beef `O’ Brady’s Bowl at St. Petersburg, Fla.

East Carolina vs. Ohio

Hawaii Bowl

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