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  1. Kiffin just never looked the part at USC

    Ted Miller

    The problem with coaching USC is you're coaching USC. If you don't really understand what that means, then you're doomed to fail. That's the lesson learned by Lane Kiffin, who was fired shortly after the team's charter flight landed in Los Angeles...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  2. Pac-12 lunch links: Cougs blew it at Auburn

    Ted Miller

    You just got lesson No. 1: Don't think; it can only hurt the ball club. Who is Arizona's No. 1 all-time player? Arizona State and Todd Graham are talking contract extension. Big numbers from freshman QB Jared Goff give California some hope. ...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  3. Wood ready to apply hard-earned lessons

    Ted Miller

    There is no sugarcoating Colorado's 2012 season. So quarterback Connor Wood won't even try. It was miserable. But misery teaches more lessons than easy comfort and success. Those lessons aren't fun. But they can have great value. At least if they ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  4. Manti Te'o's interview leaves an incredulous taste -- college foo...

    Ted Miller

    Manti Teo's interview Friday night answered many questions, but it didn't make the situation any less bizarre.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2013
  5. Lunch links: What's next for Utah's offense?

    Ted Miller

    I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. Oh, tell me I may sponge awa...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  6. ASU can't overlook 'easy' games

    Ted Miller

    Our lesson today comes from the Football Scriptures, Bear Bryant, Chapter Four, Verse Eight, which includes the 10 Sacred Football Commandments. See just after Commandment V, "Thou shall play one game at a time." Commandment VI: "Thou shall not ta...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  7. ASU doesn't want to overlook Beavers

    Ted Miller

    In his 214 years of coaching -- plus or minus -- Dennis Erickson has seen a lot and learned a few things. One of the key lessons, one that's often taught in a most painful fashion: "Woe to the ranked team that overlooks a seeming overmatched opponent...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  8. Pac-12 lunch links: Commitments in Arizona

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. Arizona gets a commitment from a D-lineman. Scroll down and see three new commitments for Arizona State. Some pictures and thoughts from media day from a Cal perspective. Colorado will need to learn some lessons on toughness t...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  9. Pac-10 predictions: Week 6

    Ted Miller

    Went 2-2 last week. Season's record is 29-9. Call this the week of risky picks California 30, UCLA 24: Cal is tough at home and it should have a far better understanding of the pistol offense after the hard lesson it learned at Nevada. Orego...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  10. SEC lunchtime links

    Ted Miller

    Greetings! Stepping in for Chris Low today (and Friday). What's going on in the SEC? Alabama made a great impression on the high school coach of the nation's No. 1 recruit. Might Nick Saban have a lesson for the BP CEO? Arkansas headed to the B...

    Blog | June 23, 2010
  11. Taylor Mays hurting after draft tumble

    Ted Miller

    The NFL draft teaches hard lessons. Two USC players are learning that now: Taylor Mays and Everson Griffen. Mays would have been a first-round pick last year. I know folks believe his perceived weaknesses would have revealed themselves on film th...

    Blog | April 24, 2010
  12. Pac-10 lunch links: Ranking Oregon and Boise State

    Ted Miller

    Posted by's Ted Miller Money's a horrid thing to follow, but a charming thing to meet. A history lesson for Arizona so it won't overlook Washington State. Arizona State hasn't had consecutive losing seasons in a long time. The Sun D...

    Blog | November 02, 2009
  13. Carroll points finger at himself after loss

    Ted Miller

    Posted by's Ted Miller SEATTLE -- Things were supposed to be different this year for USC. The Trojans wouldn't stumble in a "let-down" game against a less talented Pac-10 foe because they had finally learned their lesson. ...

    Blog | September 19, 2009
  14. No. 1 USC flops at Oregon State

    Ted Miller

    Posted by's Ted Miller Last year, USC went down as a 41-point favorite at home to Stanford. On Thursday, USC went down as a 25-point favorite at Oregon State. What does it mean? It means lessons from 2007 about no gimmes in college football ...

    Blog | September 26, 2008
  15. Week 4: What we learned in the Pac-10

    Ted Miller

    Posted by's Ted Miller What did the Pac-10 learn? Some more hard lessons. Just grin and bear it Pac-10 fans: One of the admirable qualities Pac-10 adherents mostly display in the endless debate about the relative strength of the conference v...

    Blog | September 21, 2008
  16. Week 3: What we learned in the Pac-10

    Ted Miller

    Posted by's Ted Miller We learned a lot about the Pac-10. And it was mostly delivered by painful lessons, via blowout or upset. The Pac-10 is out of the "best conference" debate: Even in the unlikely event of an Arizona State upset of Georgi...

    Blog | September 14, 2008