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  • Saturday's college football TV lineup

    Saturday's college football TV lineup
    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: MORNING North Texas (2-1) at No. 9...
  • Pac-12 Conference's rise is among college football's surprises

    Pac-12 Conference's rise is among college football's surprises
    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: Pac-12 rising This could be the year the league surpasses the Southeastern Conference and wins the...
  • Giving up play-calling reins hard for some coaches

    Giving up play-calling reins hard for some coaches
    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...
  • Trojans replace the boos with a little buzz, but it's a long season

    Trojans replace the boos with a little buzz, but it's a long season
    The booing stopped. The Coliseum was barely half full, but at least those sunny souls willing to venture into the darkness that has enveloped USC football did not lose their temper. The chants to fire the head coach stopped. Lane Kiffin gave a giant...
  • USC had the means, the opportunity — but where did motive come from?

    USC had the means, the opportunity — but where did motive come from?
    LAS VEGAS — USC deserves something for completing the strangest 10-win season in the history of college football. How about some credit? In the old days 10 wins got you a wire-service trophy and your team picture in the media guide. BOWL...
  • Is this progress? Trojans inspire more yawns than boos

    Is this progress? Trojans inspire more yawns than boos
    Mush on? That seems to be the new theme of the USC football team, which beat Utah State by a field goal Saturday in a game that Coach Lane Kiffin accurately described as "mushy." An hour before the game, in the usually teeming streets around the...
  • USC's Ed Orgeron takes spirited approach with team to energize play

    USC's Ed Orgeron takes spirited approach with team to energize play
    Ed Orgeron said last week he wanted to merely tweak what the Trojans had been doing under Lane Kiffin rather than introduce sweeping changes, but Orgeron added a significant new formation to the team's playbook Thursday in his debut as USC's interim...
  • Stanford over Oregon: You kind of heard it here first

    Stanford over Oregon: You kind of heard it here first
    Hindsight is 20/20. Stanford "could" beat Oregon. Really went out on a limb. Shower yourself in Gatorade podcast. Kyle Ahlf I was asked in my weekly Monday podcast on latimes.com whether I would be shocked if Stanford beat Oregon. I said "no."...
  • Florida State helps cause with Miami rout, but will need more

    Florida State helps cause with Miami rout, but will need more
    Well, Las Vegas got it right (what a shock) and so did the other experts. Florida State was more than three touchdowns better than Miami, handing the "U" a big fat "L" on Saturday night in Tallahassee. The final score: 41-14. Florida State was No. 3...
  • Debuts and more link UCLA's Steve Alford, USC's Andy Enfield

    Debuts and more link UCLA's Steve Alford, USC's Andy Enfield
    They took different routes and preach different basketball styles, but UCLA Coach Steve Alford and USC Coach Andy Enfield, hired two days apart last April, will be linked when they make their debuts in new roles Friday. Alford, accustomed to scrutiny...
  • Condoleezza Rice has what it takes to be on football committee

     Condoleezza Rice has what it takes to be on football committee
    There's a difference between loving college football and knowing it. I love my country but couldn't be Secretary of State. Twitter: @tcliftonsports Oh please, let's stop this stuff about Condoleezza Rice not being qualified to sit on a panel to choose...