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Recruiting stars don’t always align right


Recruiting is the lifeblood of every college football program. With national signing day coming up Wednesday, prepare to hear the recruiting news spewing across every sports media platform. You’ll hear which team has the best incoming class, which teams missed out, which teams did the best at what positions and so on. Your appetite for […]

Season’s end can’t come soon enough for USC


Dear 2010 USC football season: I never thought I’d be asking you this, not after all the good times we’ve had in the past. But, respectfully of course, I have a simple request: Just end already. Look, I knew things were going to be difficult this year. I was prepared for less flash and more […]

Significant challenges stand in way for USC


How things can change in a week. Last week I wrote that USC was on track for a 10-win season and that it would finish the season on a roll much like it has in previous years. Now, everything that seemed so certain a week ago is mired in doubt. Everything changed after the Trojans […]

Familiar endings await Trojans


For all that was supposed to change for USC this season, this month could be shaping up to be the perfect November Trojan fans are used to. Under Pete Carroll, USC used to own the 11th month of the year. The Trojans were 29-1 in November under Carroll (winning 28 in a row), before Stanford […]

Trojans make for a good television show


Football teams are something special. In few other places will you find a tighter-knit group of 60-70 young men, growing together, sharing victory and defeat and learning from one another. Football teams are like good TV shows: They are driven by the characters. Every team, whether it is a championship contender or a bottom-feeder, is […]

Pieces are in place for a USC victory


Plenty of hand-holding harmony occurred in the soon-to-be Pac-12 over the weekend, with the divisional split and revenue-sharing agreement set to take effect next season. California has been split in two, but the rivalries have been maintained. Your annual Weekender plans are safe. It was also decided that revenue from television contracts is going to […]

Computer-led BCS will always miss the mark


The BCS rankings were released Sunday, and you know what that means: The controversy has begun. It may be a blessing for college football, it may be a curse, who knows? Whatever your take is, the Bowl Controversy Series rankings surely make for the kind of midseason drama that is not possible in any other […]