Behind The Scenes

College GameDay visits USC

A week after visiting Eugene, Ore., College GameDay Built by The Home Depot stayed on the West Coast for the Notre Dame versus USC showdown.

The crew began on setting up the stage outside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday, breaking for Thanksgiving dinner by the Roadkill Grill and finishing up on Friday.

While the crew was working on the set, GameDay’s Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, Tom Rinaldi, David Pollack and Samantha Steele were in the Los Angeles Sports Arena prepping for Saturday’s show.

That morning, Major League Soccer and Team USA star Landon Donovan visited the set as the guest picker. He and Corso chose Notre Dame to defeat USC; the Fighting Irish defeated the Trojans 22-13 to remain undefeated and secure a berth in the BCS championship game in January.

Photos by ESPN Images’ Allen Kee

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