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  1. Pac-12, nation now fret Haden's next hire

    Ted Miller

    There is something undeniably reprehensible about dancing on the grave of a fallen coach. The celebration of a person's perceived failure at his life's work is unseemly. We all know big-time college coaches are big boys who are paid well. We all know...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  2. Four new coaches highlight Pac-12 spring

    Ted Miller

    Oregon coach Chip Kelly was baffled in a phone interview before the Rose Bowl. How the heck could little-old-him be important to a reporter? "The big story," he said conspiratorially,"is all these new coaches." Well, it's the big story now as t...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  3. USC needs defense to improve

    Ted Miller

    In 2008, USC produced one of the all-time great college defenses. It took just two years for the unit to become mediocre-to-bad. Last fall, the Trojans surrendered 44 plays of 20 or more yards, which ranked 102nd in the nation. By comparison, the ...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  4. Will the Trojan colossus crumble?

    Ted Miller

    Under Pete Carroll, USC won consecutive national titles and just missed a third. It became the premier college football program in the country, a Heisman Trophy and NFL pipeline where you were liable to run into Snoop Dogg or Will Ferrell on the side...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  5. Without Carroll, Barkley 2.0 takes shape at USC

    Ted Miller

    LOS ANGELES -- When Pete Carroll was hired at USC in December of 2000, Matt Barkley was 10 years old. While the shock of Carroll's departure to the Seattle Seahawks hit Trojans fans hard -- weren't they going to "win forever" together? -- imagine wha...

    Blog | April 29, 2010
  6. Riley's ambition resides in Corvallis

    Ted Miller

    CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Ambition and wealth called Mike Riley on a Saturday in January and asked if he wanted to leave Oregon State and take the scepter of the nation's pre-eminent football power, the USC Trojans. The pitch, one could imagine, included...

    Blog | April 16, 2010
  7. It's lunchtime for USC and NCAA

    Ted Miller

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Pete Carroll didn't seem stressed at all. Bored, but not stressed. USC's hearing with the NCAA infractions committee broke for lunch at noon, and Carroll stopped by for a brief chat about the Seattle Seahawks and being back in the ...

    Blog | February 18, 2010
  8. Pac-10 Q&A: USC coach Lane Kiffin, Part I

    Ted Miller

    When Lane Kiffin bolted Tennessee for USC, it was the second biggest -- and most controversial -- story of the offseason. The biggest story, of course, was Pete Carroll leaving the Trojans for the Seattle Seahawks. Kiffin, 34, was mostly hammer...

    Blog | February 11, 2010
  9. Might Seto stay at USC?

    Ted Miller

    Recruits say the darnedest things, and linebacker Soma Vainuku (Eureka, Calif./Eureka) may have revealed that Rocky Seto won't be leaving USC after all. Consider what Vainuku told ESPN.com's Greg Biggins: "I was scheduled to visit Oregon State ...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  10. Dykes is Louisiana Tech's man

    Ted Miller

    Pete Carroll's decision to leave USC for the Seattle Seahawks now has hit Arizona hard. Sonny Dykes, who rebuilt Arizona's offense, will be named Louisiana Tech's head coach this afternoon, ESPN.com's Graham Watson has learned. Dykes, 40, will ...

    Blog | January 20, 2010
  11. Kiffin brings USC great staff, recruiting skill

    Ted Miller

    Seemingly every big-name coach in the country had been connected to the USC vacancy. Lane Kiffin was included in some reports, but almost as an afterthought. And yet Kiffin, Tennessee's head coach for just one year, is coming back west to coach th...

    Blog | January 12, 2010
  12. Washington wants next coach to make a big splash

    Ted Miller

    Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller Tyrone Willingham was nearly fired as Washington's coach following the 2007 season, so know that the folks in power -- both inside and outside the university -- have been cogitating about who the Huskies next coach wil...

    Blog | October 27, 2008