Posted October 30, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Lane Kiffin
TEAMS: USC Trojans
No. 18 USC hosts No. 2 Oregon this Saturday in the Coliseum. USC Coach Lane Kiffin talks to the media following Tuesday's practice...

Oregon a welcome challenge for USC

LOS ANGELES ---Lane Kiffin is fighting the urge. That urge is to not bring up the anger associated with the debacle last weekend at Arizona. "We all knew we screwed up last week and should've won the game and we're moving forward," Kiffin said. The moving forward part is easier said than done. The after taste of that defeat is still very bitter as the Trojans...

VIDEO: Lane Kiffin, 10-31-12

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- USC head coach Lane Kiffin discusses Wednesday's practice, the upcoming matchup with Oregon and much more...

Penalties finally catch up to Trojans

USC received a school record in passing yards from Matt Barkley at Arizona last Saturday, 493 yards. Marqise Lee had 345 yards receiving, which was fifth best single game total in NCAA history. His 469 all-purpose yards were the second most in NCAA history. Lee combined with Robert Woods to have 438 receiving yards which is the most in school history. Flat out ridiculous numbers...

Do USC and Matt Barkley have discipline problems?

So why is  USC and its once-golden boy starting quarterback Matt Barkley struggling this season? Reign of Troy's Josh Webb, taking part in a Pacific Takes round table, put the blame on a lack of discipline. "Additionally, Barkley has shown a tendency to look-in his receivers and this has allowed defensive backs to anticipate his throws. These aren't problems...

College Football week 9 recap - plenty to get excited about

There was plenty to get excited about over the weekend in our 9th week of college football. Some conference races got very interesting. Previously labeled “pretenders” became contenders. South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore suffered a gruesome knee injury. Lots of action, so let’s recap the highlights. (1) Alabama 38  (11) Mississippi State 7 So much emphasis was put on...

With loss to Arizona, USC Trojans no longer in BCS title hunt

Despite receiver Marqise Lee’s record-setting efforts, the USC Trojans fell to Arizona on Saturday, with their second loss ending any remaining national title aspirations. Lee had a monster day, breaking both the USC and Pac-12 single-game records for receiving yards, with 16 catches for 345 yards and two touchdowns, but he left the field in tears after failing to catch Matt Barkley’s...

USC Trojans: Could Kiffin be fired?

I know, I know, it’s such a knee-jerk thing to say, and normally this is a rhetorical device in which I would set about disproving that this is a knee-jerk thing to say. Instead, I’ll just embrace it. The USC 39-36 loss to Arizona on Saturday was nothing short of an unmitigated disaster. But really, this whole season has been a disaster for the Trojans. They have been sloppy...

USC's title hopes undone partly by penalties

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Southern California's national championship dreams are dead, and Robert Woods believes it's because the Trojans have too much pride. Stick with him here: The All-American receiver says pride and team togetherness are why 18th-ranked USC leads the nation in penalties. When the Trojans (6...

Oregon-Southern Cal Preview

Oregon keeps scoring points at an impressive pace, but it didn't receive enough points this week to move up in the BCS standings. Southern California coach Lane Kiffin still thinks the second-ranked Ducks are the best team in the country. Undefeated in 11 games since last season's home loss to the Trojans, Oregon goes for a 13th consecutive road win Saturday night against...
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