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Trojans need to order up blitzes


It’s been a couple of weeks since I could write that USC won, but Saturday’s 38-17 beatdown of Arizona State finally allows me to be optimistic. The Trojans now sit at 7-3 and can win the Pac-12 South with a victory against UCLA next weekend at the Rose Bowl. Yeah, USC put up 38 points. […]

Pigskin Notes: Defense bounces back, Woods struggles


Monte Kiffin’s battered baseball cap titled over his brow as he glanced toward the ground. “It’s hard to talk about Oregon right now,” said the Trojans’ assistant head coach for defense when last week’s performance was brought up. Understandably, it was hard to talk about Oregon. Just seven days earlier, Kiffin’s defense had surrendered school […]

Trojans top Sun Devils 38-17


USC coach Lane Kiffin described it as continued “bad karma” in a week replete with controversy after a student manager was fired for deflating game balls during the first half of last Saturday’s defensive debacle against Oregon. Only 45 minutes before kickoff, sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee entered Kiffin’s office with a swollen face after […]