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  • 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...
  • 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 firing was set up by USC's 2011 season

    Lane Kiffin firing was set up by USC's 2011 season
    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...
  • USC's debacle vs. Sun Devils may be beginning of end for Lane Kiffin

    USC's debacle vs. Sun Devils may be beginning of end for Lane Kiffin
    TEMPE, Ariz. – Like many others before them, USC’s football Trojans traveled to the desert Saturday night in hopes of finding themselves. They are still hopelessly, haplessly lost. It was their first game in a truly hostile environment, ...
  • USC can't keep up with Arizona State in loss, 62-41

    USC can't keep up with Arizona State in loss, 62-41
    First, the good news for USC football fans. The offense looked better. The Trojans gained 527 yards, running for 247 as both Tre Madden and Justin Davis reached triple digits. Yet, USC was still routed, 62-41, by Arizona State Saturday night at...
  • Sun shines on SEC, and light reveals its strengths and weaknesses

    Sun shines on SEC, and light reveals its strengths and weaknesses
    Oklahoma and Notre Dame tried their best, but it was remarkable, really, how much Saturday sunlight splashed on the Southeastern Conference. It followed a week when the SEC unveiled "Book of Manning" with all its drippy-syrup Southern comfort and teary-...
  • After much movement, USC's Devon Kennard has found his spot

    After much movement, USC's Devon Kennard has found his spot
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Devon Kennard is on the verge of earning a master's degree. His NFL draft stock is rising. And he leads a stingy USC defense that ranks among the best in college football. He is not sure how much of that would have been possible had...
  • When point spreads grow huge, so do the whoppers told by coaches

    When point spreads grow huge, so do the whoppers told by coaches
    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...
  • 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...
  • USC football: Lane Kiffin felt Cody Kessler's confidence building

    USC football: Lane Kiffin felt Cody Kessler's confidence building
    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. As...
  • USC football: Trojans hope for larger crowd against Utah State

    USC football: Trojans hope for larger crowd against Utah State
    USC is hoping that its 35-7 victory over Boston College translates into a larger crowd for Saturday's game against Utah State. A week after fans at the Coliseum booed Lane Kiffin during a 10-7 loss to Washington State, USC drew an announced crowd of 62,...