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USC is no stranger to replacing its stars


A big problem at any university is finding a way to maintain stability when it comes to marketing the faces of an athletic program. USC is no exception. Over the next 18 months, some of the finest athletes to ever don the cardinal and gold will walk up on a stage, receive their degrees and move […]

Marquee signings mean little for 2012


For a lot of college football fans, Wednesday was the beginning of a new season. Yes, signing day often signifies the start of greatness or the start of a downward trend for teams, whether they play in the SEC, the Big-10 or the Pac-12. Signing day has become a nationwide phenomenon. ESPNU started its coverage […]

Monte Kiffin and young USC defense hit stride in 2011


As the sixth-ranked USC Trojans enter the offseason, players, coaches and fans have a lot of things to remember from the 2011 season. Junior quarterback Matt Barkley threw a conference-record 39 touchdown passes, sophomore receiver Robert Woods and freshman receiver Marqise Lee totaled more than 1,000 yards receiving and, best of all, the Trojans went […]

Kiffin finds his stride in second year at USC


You could first see it in the press room following USC’s 31-17 win over Notre Dame in October. It was there again on the field after the Trojans’ 38-35 upset of Oregon in Eugene.  It was as wide as ever when USC led UCLA by 50 late in the fourth quarter on Saturday: it being […]

Four burning questions: UCLA


No. 10 USC (9-2, 6-2) closes out the 2011 campaign against crosstown rival UCLA (6-5, 5-3) after an emotional 38-35 victory over then No. 4 Oregon. The Trojans have defeated the Bruins in 11 of the last 12 meetings, and UCLA has not won at the LA Coliseum since 1997. Can Robert Woods make a […]