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Trojans have sense of familarity with ASU


Technically, every game counts. And technically, USC has already started its conference schedule (and is 0-1). But the preseason is over. This, of course, is a lie. There is no preseason in college football. Week one is week one, and the games all count just the same in the annals of history. But still … […]

Defense faces first real test in Aggies


Don’t believe everything you read. At least, that’s how the saying goes. Because if you read statistics about USC’s defense in 2013, you would believe that the Trojans had one of the top defensive units in all of college football. So far this season, USC ranks eighth in the nation in points per game allowed […]

Early conference games are not ideal


It always used to go something like this: USC would play two or three nonconference games and then shift over to conference play, not facing an opponent outside of the Pac-10 for the rest of the season, save for Notre Dame. It had a sort of fluidity to it. Though those nonconference games counted in […]

Kiffin picks starting quarterback


USC coach Lane Kiffin has decided who will be the starting quarterback for the Trojans when they take the field Saturday against Pac-12 foe Washington State in their home opener. After rotating redshirt sophomores Cody Kessler and Max Wittek throughout the team’s first game against Hawai’i, it sounds as though the Trojan attack will be […]

Kiffin announces Kessler, Wittek to play in season opener


USC head coach Lane Kiffin announced Saturday that both Cody Kessler and Max Wittek will see time at quarterback in the team’s season opener at Hawai’i on Thursday. The redshirt sophomores have been in competition for the starting job since the spring, and the competition remains unsettled. Kiffin indicated that he will not decide on […]