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.
For the first time since last season, the USC Trojans are without the weight of expectations. Rather, all the pressure Saturday is on No. 1 Notre Dame.
Steve Bisheff thinks that USC's best shot at upsetting No. 1 Notre Dame is to let strongarmed redshirt freshman quarterback Max Wittek loose.
Newly minted No. 1 Notre Dame comes to the Coliseum feeling good, while the Trojans are licking their wounds. But USC's offense might be too much for the Irish.
Issues at one cornerback spot have the Trojans considering some radical solutions, including playing star wide receiver Marqise Lee on defense.
Lane Kiffin validated his immense potential this year, showing more of a caring and human side to boot.
For all the flak that Lane Kiffin has taken during his head-coaching career, he deserves that same amount of praise for Saturday's win.
To get the signature win of his coaching tenure, Lane Kiffin went back to the bruising formula that Pete Carroll used to dominate Notre Dame.
Argue with each other all they want, USC and Notre Dame fans find their teams in similar places entering this year's meeting.
Norm Chow did some pretty good things as offensive coordinator during part of the Pete Carroll era, but he never would have fit with Lane Kiffin.