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  1. Four-year promise good PR move for USC

    Ted Miller

    Lawyers get busted on plenty. Rightfully so. They often make a living out of complicating the simple. The best lawyers elevate disingenuousness to an art form. Yet litigation and opportunistic lawyers are forcing the NCAA -- read: college football...

    Blog | June 23, 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. Neutral site or home host for title game?

    Ted Miller

    One of the major items of interest coming out of this week's Pac-12 meetings in Phoenix was the possibility of moving the Pac-12 championship game to a neutral site -- specifically the San Francisco 49ers' new home, Levi's Stadium, in Santa Clara, Ca...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  4. Pac-12 spring meetings: Day 2 recap

    Ted Miller

    PHOENIX -- The overriding message coming out of Pac-12 meetings is that major changes in college football governance are now inevitable, even if the details and long-term consequences of those changes remain unclear. The Big Five conferences will ...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  5. Pac-12 lunch links

    Ted Miller

    7's the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. 7 dwarves. 7, man, that's the number. 7 chipmunks twirlin' on a branch, eatin' lots of sunflowers on my uncle's ranch. You know that old children's tale from the sea. It's like you're dreamin' about...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  6. Lunch links: Ducks secondary reloads

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. Arizona gets a commitment from a running back. A look at the new-look Arizona State defense. Previewing California's special teams. A new Joe Roth documentary is coming out. Here are the details for Colorado's spring game. O...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  7. Season wrap: USC

    Ted Miller

    The big news for USC's 2013 campaign wasn't the season itself but the firing of coach Lane Kiffin. That, however, also was the transformative moment of the season, as the Trojans bounced back from a dispiriting 3-2 start to finish 10-4 and rank 19th,...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  8. Mailbag: Did USC or Washington win?

    Ted Miller

    Welcome to the mailbag, Pac-12 championship and coaching carousel edition. Follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter. To the notes. Elk from Los Angeles writes: Who's the bigger winner in the coaching carousel, Washington or USC? Ted Miller: We h...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  9. Orgeron makes Haden's search complicated

    Ted Miller

    We could try to quantify how much better USC is under Ed Orgeron the past six games compared to Lane Kiffin during the season's first five, but that really is pretty easy. We don't need numbers. We need only three words: Everything is better. U...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  10. Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 10

    Ted Miller

    If you don't like where you are in the Power Rankings, play better. Click here for last week's Power Rankings. 1. Oregon: The Ducks get the national stage Thursday night to make clear their national title candidacy. Or not. 2. Stanford: The ...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  11. 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
  12. No trashing Lane Kiffin on USC side

    Ted Miller

    Lane Kiffin has suffered through the slings and arrows from media and fans during all three of his head-coaching stops, so the distinguishing aspect of USC's news conference on Sunday over his termination was that no one said anything bad about Kiffi...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  13. Kiffin just never looked the part at USC

    Ted Miller

    The problem with coaching USC is you're coaching USC. If you don't really understand what that means, then you're doomed to fail. That's the lesson learned by Lane Kiffin, who was fired shortly after the team's charter flight landed in Los Angeles...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  14. USC asks for justice from NCAA

    Ted Miller

    USC is making one last run at the NCAA, hoping the organization that crushed it with severe sanctions in June of 2010 will finally aspire toward some degree of belated justice. But don't hold your breath. Athletic director Pat Haden released a ...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  15. Best case-worst case: USC

    Ted Miller

    This is the sixth in a series looking at potential dream and nightmare scenarios for all Pac-12 teams. Understand: These are not predictions. They are extreme scenarios and pieces of fiction. You can read last year's versions here. We're going ...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  16. Opening the mailbag: USC post-Kiffin?

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. This is the mailbag (Say to self in James Earl Jones voice). Follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter. To the notes! Oscar from Irwindale, Calif., writes: If and when USC and Lane Kiffin decide to part ways I know for a fact it will b...

    Blog | May 31, 2013