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USC fails to produce NFL field generals


I was having my coffee this morning when I saw a really rude Facebook status update. A friend of mine, a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan, was relieved that wide receiver Desean Jackson was talking to Chip Kelly and looking to stay with the Eagles. “Especially,” he wrote, “after hearing that we’re gonna sign Mark ‘Butt Fumble’ […]

Struggles of Kiffin era build loyalty


My first memory of USC football isn’t very inspiring; it’s of former Kansas State standout Terrence Newman streaking down the sideline to score on a blocked point after touchdown attempt from USC kicker David Davis. USC ultimately lost that game 27-20, and I’ll never forget my dad, a diehard fan, lamenting the loss as typical […]

Lee’s Heisman campaign takes off


Once Matt Barkley announced last December that he would be returning to USC for his senior season, he immediately became the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. But on the first play of scrimmage during the Trojans’ season, sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee gave a sign of what was to come, catching a screen pass, […]

Which is the Pac-12’s top program?


Point: Despite Oregon’s recent string of success and a better record in 2012, USC remains the premier program in the Pac-12. This Saturday, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota’s cannon of an arm — yes, it’s stronger than Matt Barkley’s — and the blur of all-purpose weapon De’Anthony Thomas’ legs will give Trojan defenders nightmares. Oh, and […]

Trojan fans undersold severity of USC’s issues


I’m sorry, really. We at the Daily Trojan — the editors, the writers, the columnists — along with seemingly every other media outlet and the rest of the country bought into USC’s hype this season. We got sucked up into everything, the whirlwind of the offseason, with the free agent-like addition of running back Silas […]