Trojans’ depth issues will be costly

Though a contradictory figure of speech by definition, oxymorons infiltrate our everyday language. We have the tried-and-true cliches — overused literary paradoxes like “deafening silence” and “sweet sorrow.” We also spread them unwittingly at every turn, with common verbiage such as “act naturally” and “dull roar.” After scanning the 2013 football depth chart released last […]

Don’t give up on the Trojans quite yet

Something important got lost in all the disappointment and frustration and anger after USC’s loss in Arizona last week. BCS national title hopes dashed; flights to Miami unbooked. People more or less said the season was over. But it’s not: USC still controls its own destiny to the Rose Bowl. Yes, the Rose Bowl. The […]

Four Burning Questions: Syracuse

Who will play in the secondary? After Saturday’s game against Utah, USC coach Lane Kiffin intimated that changes would occur in the secondary. One thing is certain: sophomore cornerback Nickell Robey and junior safety T.J. McDonald have played well and are guaranteed to remain regulars. The other two spots in the secondary appear open to […]