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USC grinds out ninth straight win over Cal


No. 13 USC got its running game going at last. One week after rushing for just 26 yards in a crushing seven-point loss at Stanford, the Trojans bounced back with 296 yards on the ground Saturday in a 27-9 win over California, their ninth consecutive win over the Golden Bears. In front of an announced […]

Trojan success starts on the track


Speed kills. Just ask the rest of the Pac-12. Over the years, the conference has been known for high flyers, the deep pass and lots and lots of points. Then, Chip Kelly came to Oregon and things changed. Speed wasn’t the only attribute that mattered; raw athleticism combined with speed was the only way to […]

Kiffin, coaching staff face recruiting test


Let it now be said that when it comes to recruiting and reeling in decorated high school prospects, Lane Kiffin knows what he’s doing. There have been a number of criticisms directed toward the Trojans’ 36-year-old coach in recent years, but just about anyone, including his detractors, will concede the following: he can recruit with […]

Spring rings in hope for Kiffin and Trojans


The torrential rains of the last few days have not been a coincidence. They are a clear message from the college football gods, who know spring practice begins today: “We’re watching you.” USC is near the midway point of paying for its “sins” — and I use that word loosely, considering all the inconsistent rulings […]