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  1. USC-Stanford: Still spicy after all the years

    Ted Miller

    Back in 2007 new Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh seemed pretty foolish when, like a bombastic Don Quixote, he trash-talked USC and coach Pete Carroll. For no particular reason, he volunteered to a reporter that Carroll would soon bolt for the NFL. Then, ...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  2. Timing right for USC, Sark marriage

    Ted Miller

    USC safety Taylor Mays didn't exactly grin from ear to ear at the question back in 2008, but his face did acknowledge that the reporter had offered him an underhanded pitch that he could belt out of the L.A. Coliseum in any direction he wished. Ma...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  3. Pac-12 rivalry heat meter

    Ted Miller

    A college football rivalry never exactly cools off, at least among the emotionally involved. But rivalries do go through upticks and downticks of relevance, both regionally and nationally. So which Pac-12 rivalries are heating up, stagnating or co...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  4. Questions, whimsy for Pac-12 media days

    Ted Miller

    Pac-12 media days start Wednesday at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California, and your entire Pac-12 gang -- we're going by either #4pac or #pac4, we haven't decided yet -- will be there soaking in the evasive and cliched quotes while plumb...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  5. Start celebrating USC-Bama history, hype

    Ted Miller

    You want controversy? You want regional bias? You BCS-raised, college football young'uns don't know squat. Consider Exhibit A: USC and Alabama in 1978. USC went to Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, on Sept. 23, 1978, and whipped the top...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  6. Preseason position reviews: Quarterback

    Ted Miller

    It's time to start our preseason position reviews. Please, hold your applause until we are finished. Here's how we do this: We provide three evaluative categories: "Great shape," "Good shape" and "We'll see." Hint: You'd prefer your team to be ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  7. South Division offenses set to rebound?

    Ted Miller

    In 2012, Washington's offense averaged 24 points per game, and QB Keith Price had a horribly disappointing season. In 2013, the Huskies averaged 37.9 points per game, and Price redeemed himself. The Huskies' friends to the east, the Washington Sta...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  8. Pac-12 prognostication pratfalls of 2013

    Ted Miller

    Life is full of great joys. A child's smile. A roasting whole pig. A sunset at the beach. A sunset at the beach with a child's smile and a roasting whole pig. And a drink with an umbrella in it. Hitting a point at a Vegas craps table covered in chips...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  9. Q&A: USC coach Steve Sarkisian

    Ted Miller

    There were some skeptical raised eyebrows when USC hired Steve Sarkisian away from Washington, but a strong performance on national signing day and the resulting highly rated recruiting class has engendered hope and enthusiasm now among the Trojans f...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  10. Final Pac-12 Power Rankings

    Ted Miller

    If you don't like where you ended up in the Power Rankings, you should have played better. Click here for Week 15's Power Rankings. Note that these rankings reflect the totality of the season. 1. Stanford (11-3, 7-2): Oregon finished higher in ...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  11. Season wrap: USC

    Ted Miller

    The big news for USC's 2013 campaign wasn't the season itself but the firing of coach Lane Kiffin. That, however, also was the transformative moment of the season, as the Trojans bounced back from a dispiriting 3-2 start to finish 10-4 and rank 19th,...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  12. Lunch links: Arizona State hires new AD

    Ted Miller

    Actually, Peter, I wanted to tell you, I was listening to Sarah's iPod the other day, and amidst the interminable dross that's on that thing, I found one track that I quite liked. So I checked what it was, and it was actually one of yours, and it kin...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  13. USC's Pendergast factor

    Ted Miller

    A couple of you have asked about the difference Clancy Pendergast made for USC's defense this fall, which is a pretty easy to quantify. And it seems some of you asked specifically because Oregon is now looking for a defensive coordinator after Nic...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  14. After bowl win, big questions for USC

    Ted Miller

    When you cup your hands around USC's 45-20 blowout victory over No. 20 Fresno State in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl and assume singular focus on the event itself, it's impossible to not be impressed, to not think, "Now that is USC football." Th...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  15. Mailbag: Did USC or Washington win?

    Ted Miller

    Welcome to the mailbag, Pac-12 championship and coaching carousel edition. Follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter. To the notes. Elk from Los Angeles writes: Who's the bigger winner in the coaching carousel, Washington or USC? Ted Miller: We h...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  16. Sarkisian critics get their wish

    Ted Miller

    Lane Kiffin only became USC's coach in 2010 because Steve Sarkisian didn't want to leave Washington. "It wasn't the time," he told me. On Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, however, the time was right, as USC hired Sarkisian to replace Kiffin, two good friends...

    Blog | December 02, 2013