Pac-12 competitors all have fatal flaws

Some USC fans bit their nails throughout the Trojans’ 42-29 win over Syracuse last Saturday — after all, they led the Orange by just five points entering the fourth quarter and ended up being outgained in total yardage, 455 to 445. Even worse, senior center Khaled Holmes left the game with an injury, and though […]

Trojans on the right track after 2-0 start

For a 2-0 team, there sure is a lot of negativity surrounding USC. Fans are clamoring for bigger margins of victory, fewer penalties and turnovers and gosh darnit, would USC coach Lane Kiffin just go for one? Some of the criticism is justified: Two fumbles, one interception and six untimely penalties nearly cost USC a […]

USC opponent preview: Utah Utes

Coach: Kyle Whittingham 2010: 10-3 (7-1 in the Mountain West Conference) Returning starters: Seven (offense), five (defense) Beginning its first season in the newly formed Pac-12, Utah looks to continue its recent run of success after going 33-3 over the last three seasons, including a Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama in 2009. Perhaps most importantly, […]