Tag Archive for: season opener

First game couldn’t arrive sooner for USC

It’s here. It’s been eight months since USC last played a football game — 241 days, to be exact. It’s actually been about 10 months since USC played a game that was enjoyable to watch, but I digress. The wait is over. This is a team, a fan base and a program all too eager […]

Kiffin remains mum on starting quarterback

With the team’s final practice before its season opener in the books, USC head coach Lane Kiffin was asked a question that has dogged him throughout the entire preseason: Do you know who will start at quarterback? Up to this point, the answer to that question had always been no. But Kiffin changed his tune […]

Redd out for season opener

The first day of the 2013 school year in the books, and USC head coach Lane Kiffin appears optimistic about the team as they prepare for the season opener against Hawai’i on Thursday. REDD OUT Senior tailback Silas Redd announced on his Twitter account after Monday’s practice that he would not travel with the team […]

Kiffin’s indecision is blessing in disguise

When USC head coach Lane Kiffin announced on Saturday that, after months of evaluating redshirt sophomore quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Max Wittek, he was still unable to name a starter for the season opener, my initial reaction was to brace myself for the immediate, Twitter-induced backlash that predictably followed. Fans and media members alike were […]