| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:27 PM
It was supposed to be the easy part of the schedule.
A trip to Hawaii and three consecutive homes games at the Coliseum against seemingly lesser opponents to get USC running smoothly heading into its first Pac-12 Conference road game.
It didn't play...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:57 AM
USC punter Kris Albarado is making the most of his opportunity after waiting two years to help the Trojans.
Albarado, a third-year sophomore from Louisiana, came to USC on scholarship. But he sat behind Kyle Negrete, a former walk-on who won the job...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:00 PM
USC faces a strong passing attack Saturday at Arizona State.
And receiver Jaelen Strong is the focus.
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Strong caught 12 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown last week in the Sun Devils' 42-28 loss at Stanford.
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturay's menu of games:
North Texas (2-1) at No. 9...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:54 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
Air Force (1-4) at Navy (2-1)...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Stanford and Oregon continue to form a Pac-12 sandwich around Alabama after combining for 110 weekend points as the Crimson Tide held Ole Miss pointless. Oklahoma has moved up 12 spots since opening day in a rebuttal to Rankman's preseason evaluation....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: (In last week's Washington-Stanford game) What did you think of all the injuries on defense? And how Stanford's medical staff healed them so quickly?
Answer: We've already been through this. Stanford...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Mack Brown and Bo Pelini can tell you no season ever goes exactly the way you planned.
Here's a look at a few of the early surprises in this one:
This could be the year the league surpasses the Southeastern Conference and wins the...
| Sep 26, 2013
Put away the running clocks. Silly season should be over — at least until Alabama hosts Chattanooga in late November.
It is ridiculous to think Ohio State could play a team so overmatched that the Buckeyes' backup quarterback could throw six...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:26 PM
Hiring a staff and schmoozing with boosters was not the toughest thing Mike Bellotti had to do after he was hired as head coach at Oregon in 1995.
The toughest part was replacing the offensive coordinator, Mike Bellotti.
It meant giving up the thing...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:56 PM
USC Coach Lane Kiffin is concerned about how young players will react when they play against Arizona State on Saturday at Sun Devil Stadium.
But freshman safety Su'a Cravens is not worried.
Cravens has started every game and is fourth on the team with...