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  • USC fires Lane Kiffin as football coach

    USC fires Lane Kiffin as football coach
    Lane Kiffin, who has coached USC’s football team since 2010, has been relieved of his duties, Athletic Director Pat Haden announced early Sunday. Kiffin was fired hours after the Trojans lost to Arizona State, 62-41, at Tempe, Ariz. The loss...
  • Lane Kiffin was doomed from the start

    Lane Kiffin was doomed from the start
    Lane Kiffin was never the long-term solution for USC football. He was an eleventh-hour poker play in 2010 by former athletic director Mike Garrett, a desperate short-term move to save a program from the NCAA sanctions that were about to be handed down...
  • UCLA Bruins defensive backs have the swagger, if not the experience

    UCLA Bruins defensive backs have the swagger, if not the experience
    Navy SEALS took UCLA's football team a couple of hundred yards offshore recently and dropped them in the water. If there was ever a moment for Bruins' defensive backs to ponder "sink or swim," this was it. UCLA has to replace four starters in the...
  • Lane Kiffin has his starting quarterback, but he's not saying who

    Lane Kiffin has his starting quarterback, but he's not saying who
    Lane Kiffin has chosen a starting quarterback for Saturday's Pac-12 Conference opener against Washington State. But USC's coach declined Sunday to say whether it would be Cody Kessler or Max Wittek. "We do know who our starting quarterback is, so...
  • Miami upends No. 12 Florida, 21-16

    Miami upends No. 12 Florida, 21-16
    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...
  • Saturday's college football TV lineup

    Saturday's college football TV lineup
    Morning No. 12 Florida (1-0) at Miami (1-0) 9 a.m., ESPN Florida's offense still runs like a clogged drain but easily avoided Kirk Herbstreit's ESPN prediction last week that Toledo would pull the upset in Gainesville. This week: Kirk predicts...
  • USC's Dion Bailey glad to be thinking out of the box

    USC's Dion Bailey glad to be thinking out of the box
    The view was completely different, but for Dion Bailey the result nearly the same. Bailey, a two-year starting linebacker for USC, led the Trojans in interceptions in 2012. This season, he switched to safety, moving him farther from the bustle of the...
  • Government shutdown won't extend to Air Force-Navy contest

    Government shutdown won't extend to Air Force-Navy contest
    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: MORNING Air Force (1-4) at Navy (2-1)...
  • USC football: Pat Haden says Lane Kiffin not on hot seat

    USC football: Pat Haden says Lane Kiffin not on hot seat
    On the eve of Friday's Pac-12 Conference media day, USC Athletic Director Pat Haden released a "State of Football" video Thursday night and backed Coach Lane Kiffin. The Trojans are coming off a 7-6 season, which featured an embarrassing loss to Georgia...
  • Pac-12 football has great marketing, but it needs championships

    Pac-12 football has great marketing, but it needs championships
    Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott and his coffee-addled band of football coaches made their final whistle stop in Los Angeles on Friday after an exhaustive East Coast publicity tour that included everything but a round-table sit-down with Charlie Rose....
  • New tackling rule could put college football on slippery slope

     New tackling rule could put college football on slippery slope
    South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney's hit on Michigan running back Vincent Smith in the Outback Bowl was the play of the 2012 college football season. Under new rules this season, a similar tackle might get Clowney ejected. And if it does,...