Posted September 07, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Lane Kiffin
TEAMS: USC Trojans
USC Coach Lane Kiffin talked to the media following the Trojans final practice before loading the buses to fly to New Jersey. No. 2 USC will take on Syracuse on Saturday at MetLife Stadium.

So Lane Kiffin, We Meet Again: The Recent History Behind Syracuse-USC

So nice to see you again Lane Kiffin. Four years ago, Syracuse was searching for its next head coach. And guess whose name popped up? A certain disposed Raiders coach who had ties to SU’s athletic director. We know what’s happened since. Kiffin took the Tennessee job, then bolted after a year to USC. The Orange have built slowly, but surely. No corners cut or fast tracks that...

USC Trojans Drop To No. 2 As AP Pulls Bait And Switch

USC Head Coach Lane Kiffin’s response was the typical one, and the safe one considering who his Trojans may face for a National Championship.When asked about the Alabama Crimson Tide leapfrogging USC and capturing the top spot in the AP poll, Kiffin praised the SEC behemoth’s performance against a good Michigan Wolverines squad and summed up his opinion of the poll and standings...

VIDEO: Lane Kiffin, Wednesday 9/5

The Trojans continue to prepare to travel to the east coast to take on Syracuse at MetLife Stadium on Saturday...

USC's Morgan to undergo knee surgery

It's a good thing USC pursued and landed Silas Redd. USC Coach Lane Kiffin confirmed Wednesday that sophomore tailback D.J. Morgan would have knee surgery. Morgan had tweeted his status earlier in the day. Morgan, who started two games in 2011, rushed for seven yards in his only carry Saturday in the Trojans' 49-10 season-opening victory over Hawaii. Morgan had reconstructive...

Morgan's surgery challenges Trojans' RB depth

LOS ANGELES -- When USC ended spring practice, depth at tailback was issue No. 1. They had just three scholarship tailbacks. Fast forward to the Wednesday before No. 2 USC (1-0) is set to take on Syracuse (0-1) in their second game of the season, and the Trojans are once again down to three scholarship tailbacks for the foreseeable future. Running back D.J. Morgan announced via...

No. 2 USC faces Syracuse on NFL stage

This Southern California team would be a big hit on Broadway. The Trojans have a star-studded cast, capable of breathtaking performances, and there is often some kind of drama swirling around them. A rare trip to the New York area for No. 2 USC seems perfectly timed for Matt Barkley and Co., but the Trojans will actually be playing off Broadway - albeit on a huge stage. MetLife...

TWICF - This Week in College Football: 9/8/12

Last week was pretty uneventful that included the trouncing Alabama gave Michigan (I hate saying this) in Texas Stadium 41-14.  Most of the cupcake games that were scheduled were over early, as six of the top ten games (USC, LSU, Oregon, Florida State and West Virginia, including Alabama) were decided by at least 23 points. This week should look very similar to last week as there...

The Matt Barkley Sweepstakes

  It’s OK to admit it…you miss the Andrew Luck Sweepstakes. Trust me, I do too. More than you can ever know. Perhaps it’s all my pent-up Cowboys frustration, but there’s just something magical about reveling in the misery of others. The Sweepstakes not only enabled this sadistic sense in me, it allowed me and thousands of others just like me to create narrative out of...

USC Trojans football team heads east to face Syracuse

Marqise Lee’s 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was one of the highlights of college football’s opening weekend, when the USC Trojans beat Hawaii, 49-10 – but the Syracuse special teams unit probably wasn’t thrilled to see it on SportsCenter. After all, the Orange had given up an 82-yard punt return for a touchdown earlier that day, not to mention a 53-yard return that...

Lane Kiffin: An All Around Good Guy

Syracuse takes on arguably the best college football team in the land on Saturday when the Orange face USC in MetLife Stadium. As you are aware, USC is coached by Lane Kiffin, a guy whose known mainly for the following things:1) Having a smoking hot wife.Lane Kiffin's greatest accomplishment to date - Layal2) Having Al Davis call him a liar (this probably wasn't a bad thing...

Pullard Picks Six

USC redshirt sophomore Hayes Pullard moved inside to start at middle linebacker versus Hawaii. Pullard picked an interception and returned it for a touchdown in the first quarter of USC's 49-10 win over the Warriors.

FOX Sports cheering for USC

USC students and alumni weren't the only ones singing "Fight On" last Saturday. Fox executive Dan Shell was also screaming his lungs out at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the Trojans trounced Hawaii, 49-10, albeit for slightly different reasons. Shell is in charge of selling sponsorships for USC's athletic programs. But while Shell's title is vice president...

RECAP: USC Wins a "Weird" One

No. 2 USC traveled to New Jersey to take on Syracuse at MetLife Stadium, defeating the Orange 42-29. "Just kind of weird," was how USC Coach Lane Kiffin described the half-empty stadium, the weather delay, and the overall atmosphere of the trip.

Top 25 Week 1 Capsules

  As we ended the first week of college football, not many teams jumped in or out of the rankings. Only one team entered the AP Top 25 poll and that was Notre Dame at 21, who moved in when Boise State fell out. I will use the AP Top 25 for my weekly capsules on teams. Since this is the first week, I will not be using the Pre-Season ranks and will instead just go from the season...

In Focus: Scouting USC

The Syracuse Orange face a daunting task in trying to defeat one of the nation's best on Saturday. takes an in-depth look at what to expect from the USC Trojans.
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