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 […]

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 […]

Trojans still hungry to figure out their identity

You’d never know it, but USC is three games into its football season. So that explains the guys in white and cardinal playing on ESPN Saturday against Minnesota. And those same guys jubilantly singing “Fight On” afterward — I guess those must have been Trojans. Still, three games into the season, I can’t help but […]