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  1. Mailbag: Lyerla and Spartan concerns

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. This is the mailbag. We have some really, really good games tomorrow, eh? Follow me on Twitter here. To the notes! Tim from Atlanta writes: There's been a lot of talk comparing MSU to Stanford from a "scheme" standpoint, but ver...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Who's the best QB... really?

    Ted Miller

    ESPN Stats & Information's new Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) will be worth following this season. It's probably the best statistical measure of a quarterback's effectiveness out there. As previously noted, the Manning Award used the 2012 QBR to p...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  4. Pac-12 top 25 for 2013: No. 4

    Ted Miller

    Our countdown of the Pac-12's top 25 preseason players in 2013 continues. A lot of good players, as it happens every season, won't make the preseason list. It is in their hands to make the postseason list. You can review our 2012 postseason top...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  5. Opening the mailbag: Case for Kevin Hogan

    Ted Miller

    Howdy. Next week, we'll have games. That is a good thing. Follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter. That way no one will look at you when the term "benighted souls" is used in your presence. To the notes. Andrew from Agoura Hills, Calif., writes: I...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  6. Rivalries in the Pac-12

    Ted Miller

    There are special rivalries -- Army-Navy, Auburn-Alabama, Ohio State-Michigan, USC-Notre Dame -- to which all college football fans tip their caps. But every college football rivalry is great -- and bitter -- for those who are invested in one team...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  7. Best case-worst case: USC

    Ted Miller

    This is the sixth in a series looking at potential dream and nightmare scenarios for all Pac-12 teams. Understand: These are not predictions. They are extreme scenarios and pieces of fiction. You can read last year's versions here. We're going ...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  8. Shaw, USC ready to move on with new 'D'

    Ted Miller

    Josh Shaw transferred from Florida to USC in the spring of 2012 thinking he was leaving an SEC power for a national title contender. Didn't exactly work out like that. "I think everyone had big goals -- we all had national championship aspirations...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  9. Manning Award and Pac-12 blog vindication!

    Ted Miller

    The Manning Award is going all sabermetric, with an assist from ESPN Stats & Information's new Total Quarterback Rating (QBR). The award announced its 30-man watch list on Thursday, basing the list on the top 30 returning quarterbacks accordin...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  10. Poll: Most shocking 2012 game?

    Ted Miller

    This morning we looked at five Pac-12 games from 2012 that no one -- or at least very few folks -- saw coming. Now it's your turn: Which 2012 result most shocked you? Let's review the choices. Stanford's win over USC early in the season beca...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  11. Steele: USC goes over; Utah goes under

    Ted Miller

    We've already noted that ESPN contributor Phil Steele loves USC this season, and he further quantifies that here when he considers whether to pick an over or under on predicted win totals provided by the Las Vegas Hilton. He loves the over with US...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  12. Five games nobody saw coming in 2012

    Ted Miller

    See the 2013 schedule. Pencil it out. And then rethink it: Where are the upset specials? Where are the games that will bite overconfident prognosticators in their rear ends? Are upsets completely random? Or should we have seen them coming? Of c...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  13. Pac-12 lunch links: A college football draft?

    Ted Miller

    I do not, for one, think that the problem was that the band was down. I think that the problem may have been, that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf. Alright? That tended to understate the hug...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  14. 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 | July 15, 2013
  15. Evans believes UCLA has turned the corner

    Ted Miller

    UCLA receiver Shaquelle Evans and a couple of teammates enjoyed watching his fellow Bruins win the NCAA baseball national title over Mississippi State this week. "It's always good seeing your school do something great," he said. "We watched them d...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  16. Are USC Trojans a national sleeper in 2013?

    Ted Miller

    USC, in terms of national championships, Heisman Trophy winners, All-Americans, great traditions and NFL success, might be the nation's preeminent program, apologies to Alabama and Notre Dame. So calling the Trojans "sleepers" seems, well, odd. Bu...

    Blog | June 13, 2013