Steve Bisheff laments that the lasting image we will get of one of the most endearing student-athletes in USC history will be televised shots of Matt Barkley standing on the sideline.
Steve Bisheff writes that Pat Haden staying committed to Lane Kiffin through one of USC's most disappointing seasons could have consequences for the athletic director.
Steve Bisheff warns USC fans of another shootout against Arizona State, marvels at Chip Kelly's offense and wonders about Blake Griffin's durability.
Steve Bisheff writes that USC coach Lane Kiffin needs to spend some time building his defense instead of just focusing on the offense.
Steve Bisheff writes that the USC's loss to Arizona featured questionable coaching and a lack of discipline, two hallmarks of the Trojans this year.
Steve Bisheff wonders if Lane Kiffin is willing to open up the offense enough against Arizona, is looking forward to Notre Dame-Oklahoma and think Warren Moon's commentary on Cam Newton is offbase.
Steve Bisheff writes that between Matt Barkley's talent and character, he represents the best of college athletics.
Steve Bisheff writes that Lane Kiffin needs to be less conservative and allow his playmakers on offense to shine.
Silas Redd's status could be key for the Trojans this week against Washington as everyone looks to keep up with the pace Oregon is setting.
Outside of quarterback Matt Barkley, USC wasn't at its best against Utah before pulling out the win. As the scheduled gets tougher, the Trojans need to be, too.
Bounced from the top 10 a week earlier, the USC Trojans tried slipping back in with a somewhat methodical 27-9 victory over Cal that provided almost as many questions as answers.
Steve Bisheff looks at Stanford's success against USC and how it helps other teams as well as other thoughts around the sports world.
What Saturday night's loss proved is that USC is no longer the bully of the Pac-12, beating opponents with size and strength. That title now belongs to Stanford.
It's becoming a trend around USC. Lane Kiffin's teams and their sluggish starts. It was back against Syracuse, but hopefully it doesn't hang around.
Steve Bisheff expects Lane Kiffin to let Matt Barkley put on a show, but what does that mean in the Trojans' quest to establish a running game. Steve Bisheff also makes his Super Bowl pick.