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Kiffin’s dismissal only the first step in rebuild


When Marqise Lee went down with a left knee injury in the opening moments of the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s game against Arizona State, it surely seemed like that would be the most significant news to come out of USC football this weekend. Sure, the Trojans were being manhandled by a Pac-12 opponent, but […]

Loss to Sun Devils acts as final nail in Kiffin


This weekend, USC’s trip to the desert started with a blowout loss to Arizona State and snowballed into the firing of head coach Lane Kiffin immediately following the team’s flight back to Los Angeles. On Saturday night in Tempe, Murphy’s Law reigned over the USC football team – anything that could go wrong, did. Arizona State […]

USC faces critical two-game stretch


The next two games are crucial ones for the fate of the USC football program. On Saturday, the Trojans take on Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz., a place where they were beaten 43-22 two years ago by a Sun Devil team that finished 6-7 that season. After a bye week, the team returns to the […]

Trojans’ defense passes crucial dual-threat test


In the modern game of college football, there are basically three types of offenses that are widely used. There’s the classic pro-style offense that uses a strong running game to wear out defenses and set up play-action passes. There’s the spread offense that utilizes a strong-armed pro-style quarterback and dynamic receivers. And there’s the hybrid […]