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Sept. 22—Idaho (14-7)
COLORS: Cardinal and gold.
BASIC OFFENSE: Multiple offense.
1955 RECORD: Won 6, lost 4.
LETTERMEN RETURNING: 18 of 33.
WATCH FOR: Jon Arnett, B; C. R. Roberts, B; Don Hickman, B; Karl Rubke, C; Laird Willott, G; Ellis Kissinger, B.
THE DOPE: The Trojans, with mountains of material as usual, could conceivably benefit from the manpower dilutions forced on them by conference ineligibility penalties. Coach Jess Hill and his assistants have nearly always had trouble deciding on a starting lineup. Of the 12 seniors affected, six—including All-America Halfback Jon Arnett—have chosen to play the first five games, ending with Stanford. One was undecided, and the remaining five have chosen the final half of the season, including the traditional windup against Notre Dame. Since the penalized seniors may suit up for every game and go in whenever they want to start their string, all of them will be on hand, if needed, against Stanford, although the members of the last-half-season brigade would then have to skip Notre Dame. Hill has a great junior fullback—C. R. Roberts—available all season, adequate strength everywhere, except for reserves at guard and end. Like UCLA, USC apparently prefers revenge to repentance, so how they utilize their seniors is the key to their season.
1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):
Sept. 22—at Texas, N (19-7)