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Conquest Chronicles Links for 9/8/11: USC vs. Utah, Conference Realignment News

I was on a plane yesterday to the west coast for a meeting and I will be in that meeting all day today so posting will be light until tomorrow...

USC vs. Utah:

Preview: Utah at USC " The Trojan Empire

Lane Kiffin after Wednesday's practice - ESPN Los Angeles
Here's Trojans coach Lane Kiffin talking shop after Wednesday's session on a brutally hot day in Los Angeles...

Kiffin: More than two tailbacks a possibility - ESPN Los Angeles

Tailback Marc Tyler to play in Pac-12 opener against Utah - latimes.com
Tyler, suspended for last week's season opener after a several off-season incidents, is cleared to return Saturday...

Brian Blechen is the everywhere man for Utah - latimes.com
Brian Blechen was a Moorpark High quarterback when he attended a prospects camp at Utah.

Monte Kiffin assesses the defense - ESPN Los Angeles
Here's USC assistant head coach Monte Kiffin discussing his defense's 2011 debut after practice Tuesday...

Robert Woods is feeling it after 17 catches - latimes.com
Sophomore receiver is sore, and Coach Lane Kiffin plans to give him a rest during practice.

Barkley, Woods take USC opponents to school - The Orange County Register

Chow casts long shadow as USC game looms - Bud Withers

More after the jump!

Conference Realignment:

Utah coach expects super conferences - latimes.com
Utah and Colorado officially joined the Pacific 12 Conference in July, but Kyle Whittingham, Utah's football coach, predicts more schools will soon follow.

Pac-12 expansion: The case for the Oklahoma schools | College Hotline

Texas and the Pac-12: It’s not really about The Longhorn Network | College Hotline

Mass hysteria coming once Texas A&M officially departs - NCAA Football - Sporting News

Texas (LHN) forced A&M out; superconference chips fall next - NCAA Football - CBSSports.com
Texas' Longhorn Network sent Texas A&M running for SEC shelter and started a chain of landscape-changing events. Dennis Dodd says Texas overplayed its hand, started the superconference march and left itself less powerful.

Sports Law Blog - Will Baylor University and Ken Starr stop Texas A&M from joining the SEC?

So What Should Big 12 Schools Do ? Say No to Super Conferences « blog maverick

Pac-12 Expansion: Texas A&M The First Domino To Fall, Oklahoma Ready To Tip Over - Pacific Takes
The defection of the Texas A&M Aggies to the SEC could immediately trigger the departure of the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys to the Pac-12.

In other news...

L.A. Coliseum governing panel votes to pursue new lease with USC - latimes.com
The lease would give USC greater control over the stadium. The university has long sought a master lease in exchange for funding improvements to the aging stadium.

Pac 12 Sightlines: Week 2 - UW Dawg Pound
Pac 12 Week 2 preview, UWDawgpound style