Good start among goals of Carroll

first_img How will USC respond? Last year in similar games, the Trojans (4-0, 2-0) struggled with Stanford in a 31-28 victory but routed Arizona State 45-7. “It’s all about buying in to your philosophy,” Carroll said. “It’s never about who you play. I want to put together a heck of a football game and get off to a good start. It is a game we need in order to get back on track and balance our attack on the offensive side of the ball.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Even last year, Arizona surprised the Trojans for a half. The Wildcats led 3-0 and trailed 14-3 at the half before USC outscored Arizona 35-6 in the second half. “They gave us problems last year,” Carroll said. “We struggled with them. The focus of their team is their defense and aggressiveness.” Moala to start Fili Moala will start at defensive tackle for the second consecutive game although LaJuan Ramsey (sprained ankle) should be available. Parking changes There is going to be more parking available for the rest of USC’s home games. Unlike for last month’s home opener against Arkansas, Staples Center will offer parking again. Fans can park in Lot 2 (on 11th and Georgia streets) and take a shuttle that drops them off at Exposition Blvd. and Figueroa St. The lot opens four hours before kickoff and shuttles run until an hour after the game’s conclusion. The schedule might give USC a break today but Trojans coach Pete Carroll never does. After two rough road games, it seems hosting Arizona is a bit of a breather, but Carroll believes playing the Wildcats (1-3, 0-1) is a true test of the No. 1-ranked Trojans’ mental toughness. center_img Parking is also available at the Los Angeles County Autopark at 318 W. Adams Blvd. (the corner of Adams Blvd. and Grand Ave.). Shuttles run to the Coliseum two hours before kickoff and return an hour after the game. Both facilities charge $10 for parking. Ticket time By Friday afternoon, there were less than 2,000 tickets available for today’s game and USC expects a sellout., Looking ahead While USC plays Arizona, Notre Dame is off before hosting the Trojans next week in South Bend, Ind. Irish coach Charlie Weis said he’s already prepared for USC, but isn’t sure if he can stop the Trojans. “There are pros and cons,” Weis said. “As far as game-planning, I like it because by this time I have already watched a bunch of Southern Cal tape. Before we get through the middle of the week, I will have watched everything I have needed to watch. Now the question is whether or not you can come up with enough good stuff to stop them. “Finding out what they do isn’t as big a problem as what you’re going to do against them.” Notre Dame is 4-1. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more