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Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman speaks to the media during a news conference in New York, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. Rodman is going back to North Korea, and he says he will bring a team of former NBA players with him. Days after returning from his second trip to visit North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Rodman announced plans to stage two exhibition games there in January. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)


USC coach Lane Kiffin was in full-on respect mode last week when he referred to Utah State as “a big-time team that doesn't have the big-time name that fans necessarily recognize, but if you put them in different uniforms you'd say, 'Wow, that's a great team.'"

No disrespect to the Aggies, but the way USC has played this year, Rock On isn’t sure Kiffin would recognize a big-time team if he saw it.


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