Nelson Agholor will be asked to step into the sizable cleats of Robert Woods this fall and produce the same kind of big-time plays. He believes he's up to the challenge.
Steve Bisheff writes that Lane Kiffin needs to look in the mirror and improve as a coach if he wants to be the long-term answer for the Trojans.
Steve Bisheff writes that Pat Haden staying committed to Lane Kiffin through one of USC's most disappointing seasons could have consequences for the athletic director.
Steve Bisheff writes that USC coach Lane Kiffin needs to spend some time building his defense instead of just focusing on the offense.
Steve Bisheff writes that the USC's loss to Arizona featured questionable coaching and a lack of discipline, two hallmarks of the Trojans this year.
Steve Bisheff writes that Lane Kiffin needs to be less conservative and allow his playmakers on offense to shine.
Bounced from the top 10 a week earlier, the USC Trojans tried slipping back in with a somewhat methodical 27-9 victory over Cal that provided almost as many questions as answers.
What Saturday night's loss proved is that USC is no longer the bully of the Pac-12, beating opponents with size and strength. That title now belongs to Stanford.
It's becoming a trend around USC. Lane Kiffin's teams and their sluggish starts. It was back against Syracuse, but hopefully it doesn't hang around.
With his last three games as evidence, sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee is becoming the best player on the USC Trojans.
As the 2012 season opens with USC ranked No. 1 and expectations running wild, Steve Bisheff reminds everyone -- including coach Lane Kiffin -- of the dreaded hiccups.
Steve Bisheff shows wariness of UCLA, hopes for a Stanford-Boise State bowl showdown and sings the praises of Jim Harbaugh.
Steve Bisheff appeals to USC to take care of star receiver Robert Woods and thinks Matt Leinart could succeed in Houston.
USC might not be completely back, but a convincing win at Notre Dame indicates it might be closer than previously thought.
The high-flying, aerial circus offense that USC showed Saturday seems to be Lane Kiffin's ideal. But can that work as the season goes forward?