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  1. USC should follow Ohio State's blueprint on how to return to top

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- With Ohio State's mauling of Oregon, the College Football Playoff finale means the official close to the 2014 season and soon the beginning of the 2015 season. And no team in America is likely happier about that than the USC Trojans...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  2. Title day makes Trojans think back

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - As many USC Trojans fans prepare to watch Oregon and Ohio State have at it in tonight's College Football Playoff title game in Dallas, you'll have to forgive them for being a tad melancholy. The Trojans and their fans have been to th...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  3. In light of playoff success, even greater scrutiny now on coachin...

    Greg Katz

    Former USC coaches John McKay, John Robinson, and Pete Carroll didn't have to deal with it, but future Trojans coaching candidates figure to be under even more intense scrutiny, a reflection of the aftermath of the first College Football Playoff. ...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  4. Eight wins not up to Pat Haden's expectations

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- Having recently completed his tour of duty as a member of the first-ever College Football Playoff selection committee, USC athletic director Patrick Capper Haden probably learned more than he ever wanted to know regarding the inner wor...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  5. Steve Sarkisian, Brian Kelly aren't paid well to go 7-4

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - Multi-millionaire college football coaches Steve Sarkisian and Brian Kelly are paid the big bucks to produce the big results. As the 2014 regular season comes to a close for two storied programs, the football teams of Sarkisian and K...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  6. Kevin Bruce on the College Football Playoff, John McKay, more

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- One of those in attendance last weekend for the Trojans' game at Boston College was Kevin Bruce, a former co-captain on the 1974 USC national champions and recent seven-year resident of Boston. I had an opportunity to break bread wi...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  7. Are the Trojans mentally tough enough?

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- For USC Trojans football fans, this summer is a bit different from the previous four now that the NCAA sanctions have mostly subsided. There is a reasonable sense of optimism and anticipation that the upcoming college football season c...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  8. What jersey numbers mean at USC

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- In today's college football industry, a jersey number bring huge monetary gains for the university, can provide an emotional recruiting strategy, a motivational tool for coaches and players and could hold a player's legacy through the ...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  9. Bell rang true, and was one of a kind

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- The late Ricky Lynn Bell, the No. 1 overall NFL draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1977 and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, is perhaps the most extreme of the famed USC Trojans tailbacks, just by the style and no-...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  10. Signing day surprises not a good memory

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - With college football's national letter of intent day on Wednesday, USC fans are holding their collective breaths that those schoolboy legends who have publicly committed to the Men of Troy or those rumored to be "silent commits" or "le...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  11. Changing offensive tradition?

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - First and foremost, I'll admit that as a college football aficionado, the heart that resides in my chest is that of a traditionalist. There is just this warm and fuzzy feeling when I see USC's offense line up in some sort of resemblance...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  12. Holiday Obvious/Not So Obvious

    Greg Katz

    In the spirit of the holidays ... The Obvious Gift for head coach Steve Sarkisian: A 2014 Trojans team that wins the Pac-12 South Division, the Pac-12 championship game, a selection as one of the four teams in the new College Football Playoff, and...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  13. Vegas brings a happy vibe to Trojans

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- Can a storied major college football team on its third head coach in the same season manage to pull it together for one last hurrah in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl against No. 20 Fresno State on Saturday afternoon? By now, most c...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  14. Crossing town and crossing family ties

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- As the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins prepare for the 83rd renewal of college football's greatest crosstown rivalry, there are reminders everywhere that coming from a "split family" can test the house-divided patience of even the most tig...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  15. Media day: What Kiffin will and won't say

    Greg Katz

    This Friday morning at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif., the Pac-12 Conference and the media will gather in Sound Stage 8 to promote the 2013 college football season, and the focus will be on USC Trojans coach Lane Kiffin, who is currently sitting...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  16. Too-early offers are a dangerous trend

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- At what point does college football recruiting become a detriment to the development of young football players? It has always been understood that recruiting is the lifeblood of college football, and the head coaches who run big-tim...

    Blog | June 24, 2013