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I’ve never been a Lane Kiffin fan, and I’m hardly alone. Kiffin comes across as an arrogant punk, and frankly he’s done little as a head coach to inspire much confidence. He’s been a good recruiter at USC, but I wasn’t surprised to see USC lay another egg against Stanford last night.
Yeah, it’s over.
The idea of a perfect Trojans season. The idea of an easy Matt Barkley Heisman. The lovely notion that a college football team can come off two years of probation and dominate the football world as if it never left.
Oh, it’s ugly.
Just three games into what was supposed to be a dream season, the Trojans were slapped awake and senseless Saturday by Stanford in a 21-14 loss that felt like a 12th-round knockout.
Lying flat today is Barkley, tossed around in a backfield that became a dangerous place without injured center Khaled Holmes, leveled by poor communication with receivers that resulted in consecutive interceptions, the golden boy all bronzed.
Lying next to him is Coach Lane Kiffi...
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Week 3 of the college football season is in the books, and the race for the 2012 Heisman Trophy has been dramatically altered. USC’s Matt Barkley is the latest preseason favorite to stumble, throwing two interceptions in a huge loss to Stanford. If you had told me before the year began that Barkley, Denard Robinson and Montee Ball would all be out [...]
STANFORD, Calif. Matt Barkley, after the visitor's locker room had cleared out, stepped into the night and stood in front of a table that had food splayed on it for the USC football players. Barkley took a burrito wrapped in foil, a sport drink and walked up the long flight of stairs to the team bus.
It was hard to imagine much of anything tasting good.
Barkley, who might...
USC Coach Lane Kiffin talks to the media following the Trojan's 21-14 loss to Stanford.
Is the Heisman race already heating up?Matt Barkley didn’t have a strong showing on Saturday against No. 21-ranked Stanford. In fact, he threw no touchdowns and two interceptions and was sacked four times. Doesn’t sound like a Heisman-winning performance. So where does that leave West Virginia’s star quarterback Geno Smith?Smith converted 34 of 39 passes for 411 yards, five...
Each week the Top 25 teams in NCAA football ranked, adjusted and for some with unjustified losses replaced on the chart. Our Rapid Fire predictions serves up the most likely outcomes bullet-point style. Let’s get into Week Three.
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Are we REALLY surprised that USC loss to Stanford?!I mean, come on!Now I may be biased, being that I was born and raised in the South. If you think so that's fine, but USC should've never had a pre-season ranking of No. 1. It just should not have happened.It was a true "slap in the face" to both Alabama and LSU. I understand that Lane Kiffen (Head Coach), Max Nikias...
STANFORD, Calif. –USC did not have their national title hopes dashed in their 21-14 loss to Stanford Saturday night but they definitely had them put on hold.
They now wait for a host of other primarily SEC teams to either take their first knockdown or completely implode.
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For a long time, USC has been considered the powerhouse team to be reckoned with in the Pac-12 conference. But for the 4th year in a row, the Stanford Cardinal upset the Trojans to potentially ruin their BCS title hopes.
Coming off of a 2-year bowl ban, the Trojans had high expectations with Heisman hopeful quarterback Matt Barkley returning for his senior year and a #1 ranking in...
USC Trojans fans watched in stunned disbelief Saturday as their National Championship hopes spiraled down the drain in a 21-14 loss to the Stanford Cardinal.Not only did the loss communicate clearly that the Trojans were not ready for the Big Game, but revealed serious *****’s in the armor of the former number two poseur.Quarterback Matt Barkley had helmed what was heralded as...
If USC is Superman, Stanford is their kryptonite as the Cardinal downed the Trojans 21-14. The win marked Stanford’s fourth straight victory over their Southern California rivals who looked very mediocre all night long. The Trojans managed just 27 yards rushing on 23 attempts and allowed the Stanford defense to sack QB Matt Barkley five times including twice in USC’s final drives.
USC seniors Matt Barkley and T.J. McDonald talk to the media following the Trojans 21-14 loss to Stanford.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Even without Andrew Luck, Stanford still has every answer for Matt Barkley and Southern California.
Josh Nunes threw a go-ahead 37-yard touchdown to Zach Ertz, Stepfan Taylor ran for 153 yards and scored two touchdowns, and No. 21 Stanford upset second-ranked USC 21-14 on Saturday night for its fourth straight win in this series.
Heisman Trophy hopeful...
David Shaw sat in a chair speaking to a round table of reporters about his Stanford team's upcoming game against Southern California this week. At the same time, Lane Kiffin was talking to writers on a conference call from Los Angeles when someone asked about the relationship between the young coaches, given the hostility that surrounded their predecessors.
Syracuse, N.Y. - After a sloppy end to the 2011 season (5-7), Marrone and his team are still looking to snap its seven-game losing-streak. The Orange are 0-2 at the start of the season with losses to North Western (42-41) and No. 2 USC (42-29). Syracuse searches for its first win as they take on Stony Brook Sept. 15 in the Carrier Dome.Though Syracuse dropped the first game...
Saturday’s college football action presumably left very few people wanting more, because I can’t remember a day that was filled with so many exciting games and delightful upsets. For starters, I assume that everyone was on the edge of their seats for the incredible UCF win over FIU, because I was at that game, which immediately made it the most star-studded game in college football...