Posted August 30, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Lane Kiffin
TEAMS: USC Trojans
USC head coach Lane Kiffin discusses the Trojans 30-13 season opening win at Hawaii.

USC at Hawaii: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

While the USC Trojans dominated the Hawaii Warriors last night in Honolulu, not much should be read into the lopsided 30-13 final score.After the smoke cleared, the favorites did what they were supposed to, but questions still remain as to where USC belongs in the PAC-12 hiearchy.As for the Trojans' opponent across the Pacific Ocean, well, they're just glad the night is over...

USC's keys to success: No. 2, Lane Kiffin

Was he trying to get Matt Barkley the Heisman? Did that focus later shift to Marqise Lee? It seemed as if there was a lot of swinging and missing for Lane Kiffin last season as a playcaller. Questions arose. Could Lane Kiffin continue to be the USC head coach and call plays? He took a step back in the spring allowing offensive coordinator Clay Helton to run the offense. But...

No. 24 USC faces injury, QB questions at Hawaii

USC coach Lane Kiffin knows the order in which quarterbacks Max Wittek and Cody Kessler will audition for the Trojans' starting job during the season opener in Hawaii. But he's not telling. ''I'm not going to tell you the end of the movie before you go to the movie, right?'' Kiffin said before boarding a plane to Honolulu for Thursday's season opener...

Kessler gets first start at QB for No. 24 USC

HONOLULU (AP) -- Cody Kessler will start at quarterback for No. 24 Southern California in its opener against Hawaii. USC's athletic department tweeted less than two hours before game time that Kessler would start Thursday night. Kessler is expected to split time with fellow sophomore Max Wittek, who is more experienced with two starts for the Trojans at the end of last season...

No. 24 USC opens with 30-13 win over Hawaii

Southern California still doesn't have a clear starting quarterback and coach Lane Kiffin is already taking criticism from fans after an unimpressive win in Thursday night's season opener. But Kiffin says it's most important that the Trojans started their season with a win, giving him more time to evaluate Cody Kessler and Max Wittek as he decides which passer gives...

No. USC opens with 30-13 win over Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) -- Justin Davis ran for 74 yards and a touchdown and No. 24 USC's defense picked up for its shaky offense, masking mixed performances by battling quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Max Wittek in a 30-13 win over Hawaii on Thursday night. Kessler salvaged a bad start with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Nelson Agholor then gave way to Wittek early in the third quarter as...

Hawaii gives No. 24 USC brief scare in 30-13 loss

Hawaii gave No. 24 Southern California a brief enough scare Thursday night to send fans flocking to Twitter to criticize USC coach Lane Kiffin. But the Rainbow Warriors' offense couldn't take advantage, losing 30-13 and costing the school a chance at an unlikely upset to start the year. ''I told the players before and I told them after, all you can ask out of a...

USC 30, Hawai'i 11: Aggressive Trojan Defense overcomes mostly inept offensive play

  There was plenty of speculation leading into this game about who was going to be the quarterback for USC. It turns out that the defense might render the play of the man under center moot. The Trojan’s defense, under new coordinator Clancy Pendergast, forced Hawai’i and their first time starting quarterback Taylor Graham into four interceptions on the way to a 30-11...

Bailey leads defense, not 100%

Dion Bailey was one of many injury scares during USC's fall camp. The junior safety spent time sidelined during camp with a hip injury and told FOX Sports NEXT after the season opener he wasn't sure he'd make it on the field...

Jones, Vols ready to begin new era on Saturday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Just exactly where the Butch Jones' era for University of Tennessee football began is up for debate. Surely, the season opener Saturday against visiting Austin Peay in Neyland Stadium will officially mark the beginning for the tenure of the 24th head coach in Volunteers football history. Or maybe it came last Dec. 7, when Jones was hired away from Cincinnati...

College Football Picks: Week 1

Each week of the college football season, I will pick the winners and losers in big games from around the country, as well as the Oregon and Oregon State games. Enjoy! South Carolina 38, North Carolina 13 - Ah, the old Carolina clash. The game that makes the blood of Gamecocks and Tar Heels boil. Oh wait, that's South Carolina - Clemson and North Carolina - Duke.  ...

USC Football: Game-by-Game Predictions For 2013

I miss USC football. I miss 1970s “Student Body Right” football with OJ Simpson right through defenses.I miss Pat Haden throwing passes and players like Brad Budde and Anthony Munoz making this football program exceptional.Forget about the recent teams that were “Trojans” football, I’ll take the real thing.If the Trojans could pick a better way to get the 2013 season underway...
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