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  1. Sarkisian's to-do list

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - Steve Sarkisian has always had a nice sense of timing. He had it when he was 28: Thanks to a recommendation from Norm Chow, he convinced Pete Carroll to hire him as an assistant coach. His previous coaching experience was limited to ...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  2. A rivalry restored

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- They're meeting somewhere in the middle, squaring up for a USC-UCLA rivalry that's given the word back its meaning. USC has been just disappointing enough without quite collapsing. UCLA has been just ascendant enough without quit...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  3. Weirdly, future could still be rosy for Trojans

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Oregon Ducks' offense finally slowed to a jog. It was coming off the field after Kenjon Barner scored his fifth rushing touchdown Saturday night, when one of the offensive linemen, steam pouring off his head, yelled, "That's the wa...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  4. Is USC finally ready for its close-up?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- T.J. McDonald had to do a double take after what someone had just asked him. "Do I think we can hang with them?" the All-American safety asked, repeating the question. Yeah, do you think you can hang with them? "Yeah," he snap...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  5. Holmes is USC's center of attention

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - In the locker room after USC's 38-28 win at Utah last week, senior center Khaled Holmes cleared his throat and spoke up before coach Lane Kiffin even had a chance to address the team. Later, USC posted the video, crackling with postgame...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  6. Going out prematurely, but on top

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Pac-12 should have rolled out a big podium and presented UCLA with its South division trophy on the floor of the Coliseum after USC's 50-0 win Saturday night. Commissioner Larry Scott could have handed Rick Neuheisel a microphone f...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  7. USC football: One up, one down in 2011

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Lately, the pleasant surprises have been more prevalent than the disappointments. That's another way of saying the USC Trojans are beginning to find their stride just as the season winds down. It didn't have to be this way. Nobody r...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  8. Don't look now, Ducks, but here come the Trojans

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - Five weeks ago, you could have circled Nov. 19 on USC's schedule not with a red pen, but with a black one. It looked like the one game this young Trojans team couldn't win, like they were walking into an ambush with their eyes wide o...

    Blog | November 12, 2011
  9. Barkley and Co. could do special things if he stays

    Mark Saxon

    AP Photo/Danny Moloshok Matt Barkley, left, celebrates after throwing a touchdown to tight end Xavier Grimble. LOS ANGELES -- By the time the rest of the country gets wind of what Matt Barkley and these receivers are doing, they might not be doin...

    Blog | October 01, 2011
  10. Trojans start to feel the rush

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- It's amazing how little we've learned about this USC football team through the first three games. Matt Barkley and Robert Woods are good. The early-season schedule, not so much. This coaching staff and USC's collective fandom sit...

    Blog | September 17, 2011
  11. Brilliant two-man game, but is that really enough?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The head coach called it a "debacle." The quarterback said it didn't leave a "satisfying feeling." Just think if USC hadn't torn up a couple of marquee school records in Saturday's 19-17 win over Minnesota at the Coliseum. If thi...

    Blog | September 03, 2011
  12. USC Trojans: Midseason report

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- These are the charred-earth years for USC football, no matter what happens between now and Dec. 4. The NCAA dropped the match when it stripped the Trojans of scholarships, barred them from two years of bowl play and slapped them wit...

    Blog | October 21, 2010