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  1. 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
  2. USC's political imprisonment ends Tuesday

    Ted Miller

    USC officially will be done with NCAA sanctions on Tuesday, so the Los Angeles Times published a package this weekend looking back and projecting forward, talking to -- or getting turned down for interviews by -- some of the key players in the most e...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  3. Misbehavior ends Petersen's honeymoon

    Ted Miller

    There are many things that can derail a college football team. Poor to middling talent. Poor to middling coaching. Complacency. Inexperience. A lack of focus. Poor conditioning. A couple of bad apples in the locker room. And knuckleheaded behavior...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  4. Pac-12, nation now fret Haden's next hire

    Ted Miller

    There is something undeniably reprehensible about dancing on the grave of a fallen coach. The celebration of a person's perceived failure at his life's work is unseemly. We all know big-time college coaches are big boys who are paid well. We all know...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  5. Pac-12 teams left in the lurch

    Ted Miller

    Our theme today, as part of our "Love to hate" week at ESPN.com, is "Left in the lurch." This is about coaches who bailed out on a Pac-12 program at an unexpected or awkward time. We're not including Urban Meyer leaving Utah for Florida or Jim Harbau...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  6. UCLA getting Mora momentum

    Ted Miller

    It wasn't random that Jim Mora, a NFL coaching lifer, ended up in college football. It was his specific plan. When his ill-fated, one-year tenure as the Seattle Seahawks head coach ended, he almost immediately started eyeballing the college game. ...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  7. UCLA taps Mora to replace Neuheisel

    Ted Miller

    Jim L. Mora, a two-time NFL head coach with almost no college experience, is UCLA's new football coach, according to ESPNLosAngeles.com. And UCLA made the official announcement a short time later. Mora, 50, is currently an analyst for the NFL N...

    Blog | December 10, 2011
  8. USC needs defense to improve

    Ted Miller

    In 2008, USC produced one of the all-time great college defenses. It took just two years for the unit to become mediocre-to-bad. Last fall, the Trojans surrendered 44 plays of 20 or more yards, which ranked 102nd in the nation. By comparison, the ...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  9. Will the Trojan colossus crumble?

    Ted Miller

    Under Pete Carroll, USC won consecutive national titles and just missed a third. It became the premier college football program in the country, a Heisman Trophy and NFL pipeline where you were liable to run into Snoop Dogg or Will Ferrell on the side...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  10. Most telling comment from NCAA

    Ted Miller

    There weren't many revelations on the teleconference concerning the NCAA's ruling on USC's case, at least until the end. Here's what Paul Dee, chair of the committee on infractions, had to say about whether violations surrounding a star player are...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  11. Pac-10 lunch links: USC players speak on NCAA sanctions

    Ted Miller

    The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the Senate, it's the sand of the Colosseum. He'll bring them death and they will love him for it. A Pac-16 doesn't, at first glance, look good for Arizona. Life is good for a former Wildcats D-linema...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  12. It's lunchtime for USC and NCAA

    Ted Miller

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Pete Carroll didn't seem stressed at all. Bored, but not stressed. USC's hearing with the NCAA infractions committee broke for lunch at noon, and Carroll stopped by for a brief chat about the Seattle Seahawks and being back in the ...

    Blog | February 18, 2010
  13. Pac-10 Q&A: USC coach Lane Kiffin, Part I

    Ted Miller

    When Lane Kiffin bolted Tennessee for USC, it was the second biggest -- and most controversial -- story of the offseason. The biggest story, of course, was Pete Carroll leaving the Trojans for the Seattle Seahawks. Kiffin, 34, was mostly hammer...

    Blog | February 11, 2010
  14. Carroll: Seahawks too good to pass up

    Ted Miller

    In a sprawling 20-minute, stream-of-consciousness monologue, Pete Carroll was full of "thank yous" and nostalgia as he said goodbye to USC during a Monday evening press conference at the school. Carroll said he's breaking up with USC not because o...

    Blog | January 11, 2010
  15. How will USC, Pac-10 go forward post-Carroll?

    Ted Miller

    Pete Carroll is gone. Now what? That's really a two-part question. Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIREHow will the tide turn in the Pac-10 without USC coach Pete Carroll?First, what does Carroll's departure to the Seattle Seahawks mean for USC? S...

    Blog | January 11, 2010
  16. Del Rio might be worth a look for USC

    Ted Miller

    If you were ranking the wish list pecking order for who USC might want to hire to replace coach Pete Carroll -- and, yes, we continue to wait for an official announcement from the Seattle Seahawks -- it likely would go: 1. Oregon State's Mike Riley;...

    Blog | January 10, 2010