| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:43 PM
USC Coach Lane Kiffin could sense Cody Kessler's confidence building.
In his first game as USC's designated starting quarterback, Kessler completed 15 of 17 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns in the Trojans' 35-7 victory over Boston College.
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:37 AM
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...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:18 PM
The announcement that ESPN would be taking its rollicking GameDay show to North Dakota State this week should have been a tip-off to make weekend getaway plans.
The network packages these excursions as wholesome, public service peeks into the...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:17 AM
HONOLULU — An ancient football equation loomed over USC’s shoulders Thursday like those eternal Hawaiian hills peeking through the gaps in Aloha Stadium.
When you have two quarterbacks, you have no quarterbacks.
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:11 PM
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...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:25 PM
Now comes the heavy lifting.
UCLA scraped off California on Saturday night. It took a little more effort than many thought would be necessary, and the Bruins went through some sluggish gyrations.
In the end, quarterback Brett Hundley and the Bruins...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Five things to watch this week in college football.
1: Central Florida at No. 8 Louisville provides the Cardinals another Thursday night window to prove they are deserving of title consideration. Louisville did not exactly light up the room last week...
| Oct 11, 2013
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. 25 Missouri (5-0) at No....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:47 PM
UCLA finally broke its jinx in the state of Utah with a hard-fought 34-27 win over the University of Utah at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
Was it easy?
Well, um, no.
UCLA had a 10-point lead and nearly blew it.
It came down to one last play and one last...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:29 AM
In the wee hours after a game in which it had been finally and completely transformed into something else, something small and embarrassing and even irrelevant, the USC football program has finally been slapped with some sense.
Pat Haden has fired...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 9:38 AM
In the end, Lane Kiffin and USC administrators might have wished 2011 never happened.
The Trojans were coming off an 8-5 season in 2010, their first under NCAA sanctions that included the loss of 30 scholarships. However, the scholarship penalty was...