Kiffin needs to take chances downfield

The 2000s were an exciting time for USC football. An unsuspecting fan wandering into the Coliseum on any given Saturday could be blindsided by the electrifying offensive play of the Trojans. Points came a dime-a-dozen, yardage climbed to astronomical heights and sensational plays unfolded from the most basic formations. USC seemed to be able to […]

Game two rewind: Trojans upend Utah in final minutes

The setup: With Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott in attendance, USC hosted Utah in the first ever Pac-12 conference football game. The Utes began their transition from the Mountain West, and their fans showed up in droves to the Coliseum. Former USC offensive coordinator Norm Chow, now Utah’s offensive coordinator, made his return to the Coliseum, […]

Five burning questions: Utah

How will Utah adjust to its new conference? Like Colorado, Utah joined the Pac-10 on July 1, 2011, to form the Pac-12 . The Utes, formerly from the Mountain West conference, will take part in the first ever Pac-12 football game when they visit Los Angeles on Saturday. It remains to be seen, though, how […]

Kiffin’s choices could end up hurting USC

It worked against unranked Minnesota. It might not this week. Despite poor playcalling and a few other head-scratching decisions against the Golden Gophers, USC managed to notch a win Saturday in its season opener. But if USC coach Lane Kiffin follows the same script against Utah, the Trojans could be looking at a souring 1-1 […]

Practice Notes: Sept. 6

Trojans look to correct mistakes against Minnesota in this week’s inaugural Pac-12 game against Utah. Robert Woods was named Pac-12 player of the week on offense. USC fell out of the Associated Press Top 25 rankings after squeaking by Minnesota 19-17. The Trojans were previously ranked 25th. Lane Kiffin reinstated tailback Marc Tyler. The redshirt […]

Ambiguity of football program might help

If you tried wrapping your head around USC’s football team this season, chances are you’d find yourself wanting to know more. Because of the ever-vigilant eye of the sports media and its constant barrage of prediction and analysis, it’s become a real challenge for a program of USC’s stature to sneak up on anyone. Still, […]