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  1. Kiffin: Dad said he'd resign after Oregon

    Mark Saxon

    Shortly after USC's 62-51 loss to Oregon in November -- and four games before the end of the season -- the mastermind of the Trojans' defense, Monte Kiffin, informed his son he would be stepping down at the end of the season. Lane Kiffin revealed tha...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  2. Trojans study SEC approach

    Mark Saxon

    USC used to be the one school west of the Rockies that could consistently field teams with SEC-caliber talent. Saturday might tell us how far back they've come. The past two teams to beat Oregon, Auburn and LSU, did so largely by winning the one-o...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  3. The Trojans take a stand

    Mark Saxon

    SAN FRANCISCO - For six weeks, this USC football team survived with a style that was intricate, even stylish at times, but ultimately unconvincing. Thursday night, at a baseball stadium where the home team won a championship by keeping the othe...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  4. 5 things to watch: USC vs. Arizona Wildcats

    Mark Saxon

    Five things to watch: Did Stanford offer a road map? Arizona looked a whole lot more formidable before it went to Palo Alto and got pounded, 42-17. The Wildcats defense, well-hyped much of the season, allowed 510 yards and couldn't sack Andrew Luc...

    Blog | November 13, 2010
  5. 5 things to watch: USC vs. Cal Bears

    Mark Saxon

    Five things to watch: 1. Has the defense adjusted? Can it? Everyone seems to be crying out for the USC coaches to make some changes on the defense, whether they're schematic or personnel-related. Then again, can you undertake an overhaul in three ...

    Blog | October 16, 2010
  6. Mohamed leads a bruising Cal defense to USC

    Mark Saxon

    Mike Mohamed has gotten tired of walking off the field after a Cal loss to USC. The Golden Bears' inside linebacker and defensive captain has been starting since his redshirt freshman season in 2007, and it's been a familiar story each time. Moham...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  7. Monday Rewind: USC defense tests faithful

    Mark Saxon

    Kyle Terada/US Presswire "I really thought we were going to stop them," Matt Barkley said after the Stanford game. The Trojans' official Web site posted a video with quarterback Matt Barkley that was filmed in the minutes after he'd cooled off ...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  8. Thoughts on the first half

    Mark Saxon

    PULLMAN, WASH. _ USC leads Washington State 28-13 at halftime, but the Trojans continue to look eminently beatable. Quarterback Matt Barkley threw two interceptions and Allen Bradford fumbled during a sloppy first two quarters. The USC defense als...

    Blog | September 25, 2010
  9. Secondary concerns are primary this week

    Mark Saxon

    Shareece Wright figures some people have made up their mind about a USC defense that allowed nearly 600 yards in a season-opening win at Hawaii. If the Trojans are going to change peoples' minds and keep this season on track, they'd better start soon...

    Blog | September 09, 2010