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Is Lane Kiffin beyond a point of maturation?


To everyone — the pundit, the avid fan, the man who sells you bacon-wrapped hot dogs on Exposition Boulevard — Lane Kiffin represents a number of things. To some, he’s a perpetual brat. To others, he’s a Trojan prince, leading USC back from NCAA sanctions. Truth, in turn, becomes muddied, and it’s understandably challenging to […]

Veteran coach turning D-Line into strength


During the latter days of training camp, Ed Orgeron stood near the corner of Howard Jones Field, arms crossed and carrying a slight grin. He knew the answer to the question, but he cared not to say, really, or even elaborate much. “You’re sandbagging a little, aren’t you?” a reporter asked. “You guys are better […]

Preseason hype does not equate to wins


Oh, the difference a year makes. A year ago, USC ranked No. 25 in the Associated Press’ preseason college football poll. In USA Today’s poll, the Trojans were absent because of sanctions. One 10-2 season and one upset of Oregon later, the Trojans now rank in the top three in every preseason poll imaginable, including […]

July marks the best of Trojan athletics


Until we meet again, USC. Wednesday marked the last night of production of The Daily Trojan for the spring semester, which means the semester is coming to a close. We all know what that means for students: Finals. Summer vacation. Job-hunting. But for many USC students, alumni and fans, the end of the semester means […]

Practice makes perfect


The USC football team practices Tuesday afternoon on Howard Jones Field. This was the team’s first practice since spring break. The Trojans are ranked No. 1 in ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25. See Page 11 for Pigskin Notes from Tuesday’s practice.

Questions to ponder during the spring


Don’t be fooled by the uncharacteristic heat wave that has been making its way through Southern California; it’s March, not August. Nonetheless, spring football is officially upon us, and this year the stakes are just a little bit higher. In previous years, spring football focused on ushering in a new coaching staff, postseason bans and […]