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Lessons learned from national signing day


If you’re wondering what got into the Pac-12 this February, believe me, you’re not the only one. Of Rivals.com’s top-25 recruiting classes, six of them came from schools from the “conference of champions.” Sure, the Pac-12 has historically performed admirably when it comes to national signing day, but 2012 certainly looked like its best year […]

Doing the math on USC’s prospects


How much less is 15 than 25? Quantitatively, the answer happens to be the difference in new scholarships available to the USC football team for the upcoming year —compared to its previous season. The Trojans, still under NCAA sanctions will have to forfeit 10 scholarships per season over the next three years, which allows them […]

Kiffin, coaching staff face recruiting test


Let it now be said that when it comes to recruiting and reeling in decorated high school prospects, Lane Kiffin knows what he’s doing. There have been a number of criticisms directed toward the Trojans’ 36-year-old coach in recent years, but just about anyone, including his detractors, will concede the following: he can recruit with […]

Led by Trojans, Pac-12 is resurging


Over the past six seasons, one idea has been ingrained in many college football fans’ minds: the South Eastern Conference is far and away the best national conference. To be honest, if one were to take a cursory glance, it would not seem like much of a stretch. The past six national champions have all […]

USC teams face an alarming lack of student support


In the afterglow of the 2011 football season, which ended with a 10-2 overall record, students and Trojan fans are already craving what lies ahead for 2012.   Sure, that is not surprising, considering juniors Matt Barkley and T.J. McDonald decided to return for their senior seasons; not to mention, the 2012 roster is filled […]

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 […]