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USC Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2014

Pat Haden started the 2013 season with Lane Kiffin as head coach. At the end of 2013, he hired Steve Sarkisian as the Trojans head coach. In the middle, Ed Orgeron did some pretty amazing things in Los Angeles. But in the end, the school wanted some who was "fashionable" and would be "hip" with the California lifestyle and of course, the media.Enter 2014 - a season...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojans 2014 Spring Football Preview

Pat Haden really didn’t want Lane Kiffin around any longer. So the USC athletic director made a decisive move just a few weeks into the season...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Football: The playoff picture and USC

After 16 years of the BCS system, the long-awaited College Football Playoff is on its way. For better or worse, the entire landscape of FBS football has changed. Can it even be split as the Football Bowl Subdivision and the Football Championship Subdivision anymore? Maybe the NCAA should just switch their names back to Division I-A and I-AA. With all the change, it can be easy to...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Heritage Hall to reopen on USC campus after year-long facelift

LOS ANGELES -- Pat Haden knows all too well about rebuilding projects. Essentially he took over an athletic department with its flagship football team recently being struck with severe NCAA sanctions. At his personal home, he underwent a remodeling project that took close to 16 months. His working home needed a facelift as well. That project, however, only took just over a year to...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Sumlin lobbied hard for USC job

On Saturday it was announced that Kevin Sumlin had signed a six-year extension to remain the head football coach at Texas A&M for the foreseeable future, sending a clear signal that he wanted to stay in College Station for the long hall. But Rumors and Rants has learned exclusively from sources at USC that Sumlin had been lobbying hard for the vacant head coaching position at...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

College football news: interim coaches make a push to stay

The college football regular season is reaching its final days, which means that schools across the country have decisions to make on the leader of their programs and if there will be significant changes for the 2014 season. Although several coaches remain in limbo as we get closer to Thanksgiving, several schools have already pulled the trigger and fired its head coach, leaving...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Ed Orgeron gets Kiffin's endorsement for USC job

USC Trojans athletic director Pat Haden already has his work cut out for him in selecting a new head football coach, and we're pretty sure he's not looking for former coach lane Kiffin's input on the matter. But he'll get anyway.  "That's easy. That's already done. It should be Ed Orgeron," Kiffin said, via ESPNLA 710 radio in Los Angeles. ...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

USC Football: The Orgeron Conundrum

Ed Orgeron after the victory against Arizona (Photo credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) Most people did not see this coming. Most people thought USC Football would phone in their season after a horrible loss to Arizona State and the subsequent firing of their coach. Now USC stands at 8-3 after starting 3-2. They are ranked for the first time since losing to Washington State back in...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

USC Football: A sanctions tale

Pat Haden (Photo credits: Kyle Terada/US Presswire)With USC’s roster depth blasted and new sanctions out for Miami, USC’s sanctions come to the forefront yet again. On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, the NCAA finally handed down the University of Miami’s punishment after many years of investigation. USC Athletic Director Pat Haden responded by reiterating that the penalties received...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

AD Haden makes theatrical debut in USC play

USC athletic director Pat Haden has been encouraging his student-athletes over the years to venture out aor the full college experience. To accomplish that, Haden told them to do something on campus that was out of their comfort zone. And what better way to do that than to lead by example? Haden, the former USC and NFL quarterback and Rhodes Scholar, walked the walk and made his...
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April 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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