Found October 04, 2013 on
Part One: Officiating
A Pac-12 official throws a flag during a USC game (Photo credit: Michael Goulding/OC Register)
When USC joined the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) in 1922, they had no idea what it would eventually become. It eventually reformed into the Athletic Association of Western Universities in 1959. By 1968, the AAWU changed their name to the more familiar Pacific-8 (Pac-8). Ten years later, it was renamed again to the Pac-10. That was the precursor to the current Pac-12— the same Pac-12 that is detrimental for USC.
Being in the Pac-12 has its benefits— a laid out path to the Rose Bowl, historic conference rivalry games, and extra media exposure. Are these benefits worth the problems though?
Officiating has long been a problem in the Pac-10/12. In the final year of the Pac-10, USC and Stanford played a nail-biting game that kept going back and forth until the clock hit zero. Nate Whitaker hit a last second field goal to win the game, putting a poetically bad next chapter...
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You can always count on Alabama fans to take fandom to the next level. We may have found the most interesting sign of the day in the stands in Tuscaloosa, even though the Northwestern students had an impressive showing for College GameDay.
The Alabama student section played host to a sign that trolled the U.S. government, Ole Miss, and Lane Kiffin all at once:
Alabama students getting...
Lane Kiffin isn’t the only football coach to fail at his job. He just happens to be the one who has failed at the last three job s he has had. And failed miserably at that.The head coach of a college football program might be the hardest of all coaching jobs. But it might also be the job where the most accountability is needed.Kiffin failed at the coaching side, the integrity portion...
Ed Orgeron promised fun at Southern California when he replaced Lane Kiffin, and that's what the Trojans got on the irrepressible interim coach's first day of practice.
The Trojans also got cookies.
Orgeron's booming Cajun drawl echoed over the campus fields Wednesday while the Trojans concentrated on drills designed to raise their competitive fire. Although many players...
Diamond Bar (Calif.) receiver Cordell Broadus says that he thinks USC should have fired Lane Kiffin a long time ago...
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Ed Orgeron is a man of his word.
When named interim coach at USC following the mid-season firing of Lane Kiffin, Orgeron said he wanted to bring passion and fun back to the Trojans.
On Thursday, Orgeron harkened back to his days at the University of Miami when he had the players compete is what is known as the "Trojan Bowl."
It was a practice in which the first- and...
The only people that may be more excited than USC fans about Lane Kiffin’s pink slip are Tennessee fans, who are still sore about his sudden departure to Los Angeles three years ago after coaching a single season for the Vols. One UT athlete who was in Knoxville for that terrible breakup was Renaldo Woolridge, a forward on the Tennessee basketball team and a member...
We already took a look at potential Lane Kiffin replacements at USC, so it's only fair we travel 3,000 miles east to try to fill the only other BCS coaching vacancy. It doesn't have the household names of Pat Haden's shopping list in Los Angeles, but let's take a quick look at a few candidates potentially gunning for the UConn position this offseason.
Fired USC Trojans coach Lane Kiffin and New York correspondent Stefon are both freaking out, but over very different things.
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Safe to say it’s been a busy week in college football.
That’s because just moments after USC announced that they’d fired Lane Kiffin on an airport tarmac Sunday morning, the Crystal Ball Run staff gathered for an emergency meeting at our underground lair to discuss who his replacement should be.
My colleague Allen Kenney made the case...
Did USC lose Southern California recruiting under the direction of former head coach Lane Kiffin? That is somewhat debatable. What isn't, is that USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron is out to win it back.