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  1. Amid tangled feelings, USC to honor Carroll

    Ted Miller

    Pete Carroll won't be at USC on Saturday when he will be one of 16 former Trojans inducted into the university's Hall of Fame class, but it's not too difficult to wax nostalgic imagining his name again reverberating in the Coliseum where he helped es...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Petersen greets Pac-12 with QB imbroglio

    Ted Miller

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- It isn't surprising that quarterback news led Day 2 of Pac-12 media days. This is, after all, the Conference of Quarterbacks, and this bumper crop of 10 returning starters might be the Pac-12's best-ever collection gathered behin...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. A couple of good 'insider' reads

    Ted Miller

    There's some good ESPN.com Insider content this week that Pac-12 fans might find of interest. Start with this: Washington fans, guess who said this?: "That team is good. They have a great coach. They're going to get it in gear and beat somebody b...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  8. Underrated coaching jobs in Pac-12?

    Ted Miller

    Today we ranked the Pac-12 coaching jobs -- an inexact science to say the least. ESPN.com's Mark Schlabach took another angle: Underrated coaching jobs. And he tapped two from the Pac-12: Stanford and Washington. Here's what he had to say: S...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  9. Moving on after a coach leaves a program

    Ted Miller

    Sometimes a fan base gets what it wants and a hated coach is ousted. More often, the man trying to replace a beloved coach feels the wrath of the fans. In any case, when a coach leaves, emotions are raw -- and moving on is harder than it looks.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Husky Stadium on schedule and budget

    Ted Miller

    Washington athletic director Scott Woodward told reporters Monday the renovation of Husky Stadium is "on time and on budget and that's music to my ears." Further, as the Seattle Times reported, the school has nearly reached its fundraising goal of...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  12. Jim Mora, UCLA get rolling

    Ted Miller

    Not unlike his pop -- "Playoffs? Playoffs?!" -- Jim Mora can be kind of a grump. Not in a "I hate the world" sort of way. More in a football coach-y way. Which is why I got a kick out of Jon Gold's description of Mora from spring practice No. 1 fo...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  13. Pac-12 in latest mock drafts

    Ted Miller

    ESPN NFL draft guru Todd McShay has published his latest mock draft -- rounds one and two! -- and the Pac-12 is well-represented. Here's how he projects things. First round 1. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford: Indianapolis Colts 3. Matt Kalil, OT, ...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  14. Four new coaches highlight Pac-12 spring

    Ted Miller

    Oregon coach Chip Kelly was baffled in a phone interview before the Rose Bowl. How the heck could little-old-him be important to a reporter? "The big story," he said conspiratorially,"is all these new coaches." Well, it's the big story now as t...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  15. 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
  16. Rating the Pac-12 coaching hires

    Ted Miller

    Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel rated the coaching hires across the country this week, and he's clearly split on how the Pac-12 did. He likes Mike Leach to Washington State - a lot - and Rich Rodriguez to Arizona. He's not so impressed with To...

    Blog | January 18, 2012