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The USC Trojans were expecting big things in 2012. They had Heisman Trophy favorite Matt Barkley back at quarterback to lead them back to a BCS Championship, as well as an experienced and talented wide receiving corps plus a top running back transfer in Silas Redd from the Penn State Nittany Lions. Everything seemed to be lining up for Lane Kiffin to lead USC to a national championship this 2012 NCAA Football season.
Fast forward a few months, and that is no longer an option.
At this point, the Trojans can still make some noise, but they are not playing for the BCS Championship. The Pac 12 Championship. Maybe. Pride? Sure. Kiffin’s job? Absolutely.
The Trojans are 7-3 this season, with all three losses coming in conference play. That is not a bad record, but for the preseason favorite to drop three games with two or three difficult ones remaining before even thinking about a bowl game is another story.
Granted, USC has played a brutal schedule this season. The Pac 12 is stronger tha...
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The UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans play one another this weekend. Unlike years past, the Bruins have a legit shot at beating the Kiffikins. So you can’t fault the students living in the dorms for some trash talk prior to it. They were very creative this year. Have to say, I can’t disagree. And [...]
USC Athletic Director Pay Hayden assured head coach lane Kiffin before today’s game vs. UCLA that he would be back in 2013 no matter the results of the past few games. The Trojans went out and fell behind 24-0, similar to the opening of their game vs. Oregon, but mounted a comeback that fell short 38-28, as UCLA will play in the inaugural PAC-12 championship game and not the...
The Lane Kiffin era at Tennessee lasted for one brief shining season, but the legacy of the former Vols/current USC head football coach lives on in the form of NCAA sanctions. To makes things worse for The Vols, the NCAA just decided to add on some new sanctions to go along with the pre-existing ones. Blame these on former Vols' defensive backs coach Mack Garza, who paid for...
USC Coach Lane Kiffin spoke with the media following Wednesday's practice as the No. 21 Trojans prepare for No. 17 UCLA.
When USC coach Lane Kiffin, asked about his job security following Saturday's 38-28 loss to UCLA, casually mentioned that university higher-ups told him he would be back next season, it was as if everyone in the room arched an eyebrow in unison.
Kiffin, who was called a "flat-out liar" by Al Davis when he was fired by the Raiders, had earlier this season told...
USC Coach Lane Kiffin speaks with the media following Thursday's practice as the No. 21 Trojans prepare to play No. 17 UCLA.
I've been patiently waiting. I've given Lane Kiffin the benefit of the doubt and took the whole 'wait and see' approach to Kiffin. The 'fire Lane Kiffin' bandwagon has been gaining steam for awhile now. Week after week, a few more people hop onto the bandwagon, and I've been reluctant to get on. I didn't want to get on it, but after yet another game...
USC Coach Lane Kiffin's press conference following the Trojans 38-28 loss to UCLA.
Tennessee was recently given a additional penalties and probation for major violations committed by former assistant coach (under Lane Kiffin) Willie Mack Garza. Mr. Garza reimbursed a street agent's for expenses incurred bringing a prospect to Knoxville for an unofficial visit. The prospects name was Lache Seastrunk and the street agent was Willie Lyles.
You may have heard...
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Matt Barkley was supposed to contend for the Heisman and the national title as a senior, but instead, his year might be over following an injury during USC's loss to UCLA.
DENVER - Kim Grinolds and Chris Fetters of Dawgman.com hash out the good, bad and not-so ugly of Washington's 38-3 win over Colorado at Folsom Field in Boulder, as well as UCLA's win over USC and Lane Kiffin's future, as well as the losses to Oregon and Washington State and what that all means too. Plenty to chew on during a busy Saturday, so let's get to it!
Quinton Patton La. Tech Today is the release of the College Football Universe Offense All-America Team and my official nominations for the FWAA All-America Team. Special teams players are included as well. Even though the SEC had the most players listed with six (two on special teams). There are no skill players from the SEC listed as an All-American other than in special team...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Southern California senior quarterback Matt Barkley is questionable for next week’s showdown.
The Trojans face the undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who are expected to be No. 1 in this week’s AP and BCS rankings. The speculation from Los Angeles is that Barkley has a separated shoulder.
It's time for another edition of the college football awards, where this week, chaos was the big winner, and the losers resided in Oregon, Kansas, and anti-Notre Dame living rooms. And the SEC is back, in case anyone forgot about them.Let's go...The "wake up the echoes & shake down the thunder" award goes to Notre DameThe last time the Irish were #1 in any poll...
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It’s a relatively quiet weekend in college football, well, except out in California, where one of the great underrated rivalries will be played between UCLA and USC. And this year, it’s about more than just pride in Los Angeles: That's right, a Pac-12 South title will be on the line.
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