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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Trojans football trivia challenge

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - With spring football out of the way, you're bored out of your cardinal and gold minds and a Sudoku puzzle is about as challenging as trying to figure out why Alabama's Nick Saban really hired Lane Kiffin. So here is a little USC footbal...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  15. Bell rang true, and was one of a kind

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- The late Ricky Lynn Bell, the No. 1 overall NFL draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1977 and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, is perhaps the most extreme of the famed USC Trojans tailbacks, just by the style and no-...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  16. USC's fab five in NFL draft

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - When the "Fab 5" label is used, it generally refers to the 1991 Michigan basketball recruiting class that included Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King, Juwan Howard and Ray Jackson. However, when it comes to USC football history -- ...

    Blog | May 05, 2014