| Oct 12, 2013
| 10:55 PM
UCLA made sure it will go into next week’s showdown against Stanford possessing an unbeaten record with a convincing 37-10 victory over California at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night.
Sophomore quarterback Brett Hundley completed 31 of 41 passes...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 5:08 PM
This is a dangerous week for UCLA.
The No. 11 Bruins have a chance to join the elite … but not this Saturday. Road games against No. 5 Stanford (Oct. 19) and No. 2 Oregon (Oct. 26) could get UCLA into the national championship discussion....
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Ed Orgeron, USC's interim coach, has instilled a sense of fun in Trojans practices this week.
But lost somewhat amid Lane Kiffin's firing and Orgeron's attempt to re-energize players is that the Trojans gave up 62 points in their last game, a 62-41 loss...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:32 PM
Ed Orgeron is known for his tenacity in recruiting prospects for USC.
Less than a week into his tenure as the Trojans' interim coach, he has also taken a stab at recruiting a coach.
Orgeron said Thursday that he had called former California coach Jeff...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:33 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:
No. 12 South Carolina (2-1) at...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:35 PM
A week of lopsided matchups produced the anomaly of no schools dropping in, or out, of the rankings. Rankman could only rearrange the flowers in his vase and subtly chide-slide Michigan for flirting with losses in consecutive games. The bottom could...
| 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 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 11, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Texas A&M is the first team in Rankman history to jump from No. 21 to No. 8 after wins over Rice and Sam Houston State. Ohio State slips two spots for insisting it must be referred to as "The" Ohio State. Miami used a win over Florida to jump 10 spots...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 9:20 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Stephen Morris threw two first-quarter touchdown passes, and Miami took advantage of Florida turnovers during four red-zone opportunities on the way to knocking off the 12th-ranked Gators, 21-16, on Saturday.
Duke Johnson added...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Clancy Pendergast nearly lost his voice.
Two days into USC's training camp, the new defensive coordinator was speaking with a distinct rasp.
"Just talking to a lot of different guys," Pendergast said after practice Sunday. "It's an active voice, I...