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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Three-game stretch is make or break for USC Trojans

    Greg Katz

    After what seems to be an early start to the season, things will get tough for the Trojans starting on Sept. 28, when a three-game stretch att Arizona State, home for Arizona and at Notre Dame kicks off.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2013
  12. USC Trojans wait for Matthew Thomas decision

    Greg Katz

    Though the Trojans might benefit if Florida State releases the star 2013 linebacker from his letter of intent, they know what kind of moral dilemma FSU coach Jimbo Fisher is facing.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2013
  13. USC Trojans Alabama Crimson Tide game in 1970 worthy of Hollywood...

    Greg Katz

    When USC defeated Alabama, 42-21, as the first fully integrated team playing the Crimson Tide in the South, it changed the course of college football forever.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2013
  14. Traffic could be a problem for USC Trojans game against Arizona W...

    Greg Katz

    In October, 'Carmageddon' could be coming to the Coliseum, if USC hosts Arizona on Thursday, Oct. 10, in the middle of L.A. rush hour.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2013
  15. USC Trojans coach Lane Kiffin could consider two-QB system

    Greg Katz

    That is the question facing coach Lane Kiffin as Max Wittek and Cody Kessler remain even in the team's quarterback competition. Why not play them both in a two-QB system?

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  16. USC Trojans players likely impacted by Matt Barkley draft slide

    Greg Katz

    You can bet current USC players, future recruits and their families monitored and evaluated the draft soap opera of Matt Barkley, who in retrospect probably should have left after his junior season.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013