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  1. Monte Kiffin's move leaves a sad aftertaste

    Mark Saxon

    If you were paying even casual attention to USC football, you're probably not exactly floored by Thursday night's announcement that Monte Kiffin is stepping down as USC's defensive coordinator. It felt for a while as if this was coming. Things jus...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  2. Barkley: The wrong target for fans' wrath

    Mark Saxon

    Early in the first half of Saturday's game, former USC tailback Marc Tyler tweeted, "Barkley is not that good, sorry SC fans." Apparently, that created a Twitter-storm because Tyler later tweeted, "Get mad if you want, I speak the truth." He do...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  3. Weirdly, future could still be rosy for Trojans

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Oregon Ducks' offense finally slowed to a jog. It was coming off the field after Kenjon Barner scored his fifth rushing touchdown Saturday night, when one of the offensive linemen, steam pouring off his head, yelled, "That's the wa...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  4. Why does USC resist the spread?

    Mark Saxon

    Flipping between a USC game and an Oregon game feels a little bit like fast-forwarding five decades. If you squint real hard while watching USC, you can mistake Matt Barkley's cardinal jersey for Joe Naimath's crimson Alabama jersey. In fact, if y...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  5. Is USC finally ready for its close-up?

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- T.J. McDonald had to do a double take after what someone had just asked him. "Do I think we can hang with them?" the All-American safety asked, repeating the question. Yeah, do you think you can hang with them? "Yeah," he snap...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  6. Don't look now, Ducks, but here come the Trojans

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - Five weeks ago, you could have circled Nov. 19 on USC's schedule not with a red pen, but with a black one. It looked like the one game this young Trojans team couldn't win, like they were walking into an ambush with their eyes wide o...

    Blog | November 12, 2011
  7. 5 things to watch: USC vs. Oregon Ducks

    Mark Saxon

    Five things to watch: Can the Trojans get up to speed? It's not just that the Ducks play fast. They do everything fast, including getting plays in and snapping the ball. Rumor has it they can brush their teeth in seven seconds flat, and they don't...

    Blog | October 30, 2010
  8. The one that got away: Casey Matthews

    Mark Saxon

    Steve Dykes/Getty Images Casey Matthews says he would've accepted a scholarship offer from USC. You would think USC might have reserved a scholarship for linebacker Casey Matthews strictly based on his genes. His dad, Clay, and his uncle, Bruce,...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  9. Jurrell Casey thinks the Ducks are overrated

    Mark Saxon

    Oregon's offense might lead the nation in all sorts of categories, but not everybody on USC is impressed. According to Trojans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey, the Ducks aren't all that talented. "They have a good running back and a good quarterbac...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  10. First look: USC vs. Oregon Ducks

    Mark Saxon

    Kirby Lee/US Presswire Oregon coach Chip Kelly is working extra hard to make sure his team is focused this week. Watching Oregon play this season brings to mind Chick Anderson's call from the 1973 Belmont Stakes, the one Secretariat won by 31 lengt...

    Blog | October 26, 2010
  11. Stephen Paea could disrupt USC's flow

    Mark Saxon

    A few weeks ago, it was all about trash talk. Some USC players predicted an upset of No. 1 Oregon and one, Jurrell Casey, went so far as to call the Ducks "not that good." Now, it's all about mutual respect, at least where one key matchup is conce...

    Blog | November 18, 2010