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Notre Dame-USC warmups

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Well, the first bit of news from Notre Dame-USC warmups is that the teams didn't get into a brawl outside the tunnel like last year.

Other noteworthy items:

Michael Floyd is in full uniform for the Irish, but that's more to keep him mentally involved. He won't play unless Charlie Weis has been fooling us all.

Backup defensive end and sack specialist Nick Perry went through full warmups for USC and looks like he'll play. He had been questionable. Trojans kick returner and backup tailback C.J. Gable also warmed up with a knee brace on. He hurt his knee late in Thursday's practice.

The stands are nearly full 30 minutes before the game. Should be a great atmosphere at kickoff. The Notre Dame students are waving white towels, but I don't think that means they surrender.