Sport: Trojan Tactician

For John McKay, head football coach of the University of Southern California, the trip north to play his alma mater, the University of Oregon, might have been a sentimental journey. One look at the playing conditions was enough to dampen any thought of old school ties. A driving rain had turned the artificial turf into one big slippery sponge. The game, which was supposed to have been a romp for the Trojans, turned into a tossup. After 30 minutes of fumbles and false starts, neither team had scored, and U.S.C. sloshed into the locker...

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