Found November 08, 2012 on
Crystal Ball Run:
It’s no secret that USC has been one of the most disappointing teams in college football this season, and it’s also no secret that while the offense struggled early on, it’s been the defense of late which has been the problem.
As things stand the Trojans rank 66th nationally and are allowing 406 yards per game, numbers that are actually a bit deceptive when you look at the box scores of their last two losses. Do that and you’ll see that USC has given up staggering numbers against Arizona and Oregon, numbers that include 103 total points and 1,318 yards of total offense.
Clearly something has to change at USC, and apparently it is according to one USC’s lead beat writers.
That reporter is Pedro Moura, and on Thursday he tweeted some news that caught the college football world a bit by surprise: Apparently, Lane Kiffin might consider letting star wide receiver Marquise Lee get some snaps on defense.
No, seriously, Lee has been practicing on that side o...
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Southern California: In the matter of the curiously, and criminally (in terms of NCAA rules) deflated footballs and coach with the over-inflated sense of self, the question is not whether we can believe Lane Kiffin – we already know that we cannot – but whether we should here.
On Wednesday USC reported that it had fired a student manager who deflated footballs that the Trojans’...
USC has started a Heisman campaign for wide-receiver Marqise Lee, titled #BeLEEve.
It seems that controversy just seems to continue to show up at the doorstep of the USC football program this season. Of course, most of it is Lane Kiffin’s doing, since he foolishly lied about his coaches’ poll vote and even more foolishly briefly banned a reporter from USC’s practices for doing his job.
Add in the fact that visiting teams were banned from walkthroughs at the...
If No. 21 Southern California even hopes to think about a big finish to its disappointing season, the Trojans realize they must improve on defense.
After the worst defensive game in USC history last week, almost anything at all would be an improvement Saturday against Arizona State.
USC (6-3, 4-3 Pac-12) hosts the slumping Sun Devils (5-4, 3-3) in what's essentially an elimination...
USC’s Head Coach Lane Kiffin has done some pretty shady stuff during his time as a College Football Head Coach. Whether it’s piling up secondary NCAA violations at Tennessee, or having his backup quarterback wear his kickers’ jersey, he’s built up quite a reputation for himself. This time though, USC is in the headlines for something a Student Manager did.On USC’s website...
Tweet When the season started it was quarterback Matt Barkley who was receiving all of the Heisman hype around USC’s campus. There was even a smartphone app created, that he was involved in the development of, to help fans (and voters) keep track of Barkley and other players throughout the season. Among those players [...]
USC Coach Lane Kiffin speaks with the media following the Trojans Thursday practice.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin says no one on the coaching staff or team knew about a student-manager deflating game balls during the Trojans' game against Oregon.
Tweet Whether or not he had anything to do with it, Lane Kiffin is the most entertaining head coach in college football. Per the university’s website, the USC Trojans have been fined by the Pac-12 for under-inflated game balls that were used in USC’s loss to the Oregon Ducks Saturday Nov. 3: Game officials discovered [...]
The USC Athletic Department released an awards campaign video on the behalf of receiver Marqise Lee, who is putting up record numbers that are getting lost in the shuffle due to the Trojans three losses this season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California center Omar Oraby (ore-ROB-ee) had his hardship waiver petition approved by the NCAA and will be eligible to play in the Trojans' season opener on Friday night.
The school says it was notified by the NCAA on Thursday that Oraby is eligible immediately. The 7-foot-2 center from Egypt transferred to USC in September after playing two seasons...
It was a matchup that had been anticipated for roughly eleven months. As soon as the 2011 college football season came to a close, the Ducks and Trojans fans alike had November 3rd, 2012 circled on their calendars. It was the day the two perennial Pac-12 powers would clash, battling for their spot in the driver's seat of the conference.
While the stakes weren't quite as...