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USC fends off Aggies, Keeton in defensive battle


In a game of wasted offensive chances caused by poor special teams play on both sides, USC played excellently on defense and did just enough on offense to claim its third victory of the season in a sloppy 17-14 win over visiting Utah State. A slew of penalties and missed opportunities prevented the Trojans (3-1) […]

Offense roars to life as Trojans cruise


Through USC’s first two games, one thing has been clear: no matter how poorly the offense plays, the defense can be dominant enough keep the team in the game. On Saturday against Boston College, the Trojan defense again delivered, but this time the offense finally broke through. Instead of finding itself in a close game, […]

Kiffin announces Kessler, Wittek to play in season opener


USC head coach Lane Kiffin announced Saturday that both Cody Kessler and Max Wittek will see time at quarterback in the team’s season opener at Hawai’i on Thursday. The redshirt sophomores have been in competition for the starting job since the spring, and the competition remains unsettled. Kiffin indicated that he will not decide on […]

Kiffin takes a chance in DC hire


With national signing day fast approaching, USC coach Lane Kiffin crossed off the most glaring issue of the offseason this past week when he officially named Clancy Pendergast his new defensive coordinator. Prior to a report on Pendergast’s impending hiring, little had been reported regarding possible candidates or coaches that had interviewed with Kiffin for […]

Football team needs a new group of leaders


It’s been more than two weeks since USC finished its disastrous 2012 season. But the news just keeps getting worse. On Wednesday, ESPN Los Angeles reported that sources told them a fight took place after the Trojans lost to Georgia Tech 21-7 in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31. An anonymous player said the scene […]

Firing of O’Neill is bad news for Kiffin


On Monday morning, I was woken up by the sound of my phone vibrating. Still groggy, I picked it up and was immediately snapped out of my daze: men’s basketball coach Kevin O’Neill had been fired. My initial thought was how strange the timing seemed: After all, the team had just won a game, something […]