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  1. Trojans will still be facing a storied program in Nebraska

    Greg Katz

    Forgive me, but I am having a hard time recognizing these Nebraska Cornhuskers, you know the team that will face the USC Trojans in a little over a week at the National University Holiday Bowl in San Diego. First, I just can't get comfortable that...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. Eight wins not up to Pat Haden's expectations

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- Having recently completed his tour of duty as a member of the first-ever College Football Playoff selection committee, USC athletic director Patrick Capper Haden probably learned more than he ever wanted to know regarding the inner wor...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  3. Sarkisian needs to walk-the-walk

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- No matter what you may think of Steve Sarkisian's first regular-season performance as the USC Trojans head football coach, there's little debate regarding his unbridled, consistently positive attitude throughout the highs and lows of t...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  4. Steve Sarkisian, Brian Kelly aren't paid well to go 7-4

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - Multi-millionaire college football coaches Steve Sarkisian and Brian Kelly are paid the big bucks to produce the big results. As the 2014 regular season comes to a close for two storied programs, the football teams of Sarkisian and K...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  5. Nov. 22 brings haunting memories to Baby Boomer generation

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- For most Trojans football fans, Nov. 22 will be the 84th renewal of the greatest intra-city rivalry in the country, the ultimate Southern California football game between the No. 19 USC Trojans and the No. 9 UCLA Bruins in the storied ...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  6. Will Cal-USC match drama of 2004 clash?

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- On the 10th anniversary season of one of the most dramatic goal-line stands in the history of USC football, the USC Trojans (6-3, 5-2 Pac-12) host the California Golden Bears (5-4, 3-4 Pac-12) tonight in the Los Angeles Memorial Colise...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  7. Welcome to Carmageddon ll, the sequel

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- If there's one thing that gets the attention of the USC Trojans faithful and manifests unanimous harmony, it's the issues of having a USC football home game on a Thursday night right smack in the middle of Los Angelese rush hour. So...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  8. Kevin Bruce on the College Football Playoff, John McKay, more

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- One of those in attendance last weekend for the Trojans' game at Boston College was Kevin Bruce, a former co-captain on the 1974 USC national champions and recent seven-year resident of Boston. I had an opportunity to break bread wi...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  9. Clay Helton back in a familiar role

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- In approximately 48 hours, Clay Helton will once again walk down the famed Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum tunnel to be the eyes and suggestion-maker for another new USC Trojans head football coach. Helton, however, still, hasn't forg...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  10. Florida connection boosting USC football

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- When the USC Trojans host the Fresno State Bulldogs in their season opener Aug. 30 at the Coliseum, there will likely be five athletes from the talent-rich state of Florida in the Trojans starting lineup -- all of whom could make their...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  11. Willson transitions from QB to tight end

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - When first-year Trojans head football coach Steve Sarkisian announced recently that junior tight end Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick would be academically ineligible to participate in the upcoming 2013 season, all eyes turned to a shrinking rost...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  12. Opening-day guarantees

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- The 2014 USC football training camp commences Monday evening on Howard Jones/Brian Kennedy practice fields, and it's a guarantee the following fan comments and exchanges will take place: In a tongue and cheek comment, a fan will ro...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  13. O.J. Simpson's football legacy lives on

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- In recent weeks, so much attention has been paid to the anniversary of the infamous O.J. Simpson car chase and the ensuing "Trial of the Century" that one might forget No. 32 was once one of the greatest USC Trojans. Despite Simpson...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  14. Are the Trojans mentally tough enough?

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- For USC Trojans football fans, this summer is a bit different from the previous four now that the NCAA sanctions have mostly subsided. There is a reasonable sense of optimism and anticipation that the upcoming college football season c...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  15. What jersey numbers mean at USC

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- In today's college football industry, a jersey number bring huge monetary gains for the university, can provide an emotional recruiting strategy, a motivational tool for coaches and players and could hold a player's legacy through the ...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  16. Plotting a USC road strategy

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - You've just received your master's, a significant pay raise, and your cardinal-and-gold football yearnings are to take in a USC football game on the road in 2014. The problem is that you can't decide which game will provide the most ban...

    Blog | June 05, 2014