Football: Trojan Horses

Any college coach whose team has to play Texas, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Washington and U.C.L.A. in one season had better have a sense of humor. Southern California's John McKay, 44, is quick with a quip. Ask McKay whether he thinks emotion is important in football, and he says: "My wife is emotional, but she's a very poor football player." Compliment John on the fact that his Trojans are the No. 1-ranked team in the U.S., and he shrugs:

"We always have a good team. We should have. We have excellent coaching." Ask him the reason for six straight...

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