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  1. Long-shot candidates for national title

    ESPN.com staff

    Which not-quite-on-the-radar teams could make a sustained push for the national title this season? Travis Haney takes a closer look at five intriguing long-shot BCS title contenders, including Michigan, Texas and USC. Read his story here ....

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  2. Steele: USC dark-horse title contender?

    RecruitingNation

    Based on an easier schedule and better depth, Phil Steele expects the Trojans to surprise people in 2013. But can they make a surprise run all the way to the BCS championship game? Click here to see why Steele thinks it's possible....

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  3. McShay: Marqise Lee's pro prospects

    RecruitingNation staff

    Mel Kiper and Todd McShay evaluate the pro potential of the Heisman Trophy contenders, with McShay scouting Marqise Lee. USC's dynamic playmaker might not be eligible for the 2013 draft, but McShay sees a bright NFL future for the sophomore. Click...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  4. USC Trojans coach Lane Kiffin facing pressure of high expectation...

    Steve Bisheff

    Lane Kiffin showed his coaching chops last season, leading USC to a 10-2 record. But he'll be in the crosshairs in 2012, as Trojans fans will be expecting a championship contender.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2012
  5. USC Trojans have chance at preseason No. 1 rank

    Garry Paskwietz

    With Matt Barkley's return, along with a host of others, has USC poised for a return to national title-contender status.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2012
  6. USC's loss to Arizona State shows its mid-level Pac-12 status

    Steve Bisheff

    USC went into Saturday's game at Arizona State hoping to make a statement. It did, proving that it's a ways removed from being a Pac-12 contender.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2011
  7. Matt Barkley - Don't anoint USC Trojans QB yet

    Steve Bisheff

    Those who already herald Matt Barkley as a Heisman contender must be blocking out his rough finish last season.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2011
  8. USC is a long way from being a contender

    Arash Markazi

    Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Lane Kiffin's Trojans failed to deliver against former USC coach Steve Sarkisian's Huskies. LOS ANGELES -- If the USC Trojans were looking at this season as a 13-round heavyweight fight, then consider the Washington Hu...

    Blog | October 03, 2010