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  1. Odd week finally yields to football

    Garry Paskwietz

    Is anybody else ready for some football? After one of the strangest weeks in the history of USC football, the Trojans get to put the focus back on the field Saturday, and kickoff can't come soon enough. The first hiccup of the week came last Sa...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  2. Pat Haden: Autonomy good for athletes

    Garry Paskwietz

    USC athletic director Pat Haden weighed in on the subject of the NCAA "power five" vote that took place on Thursday, giving greater autonomy to the top five conferences in creating rules that apply to their group. "This isn't a surprise; it's an e...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  3. Find some time for the defense

    Steve Bisheff

    The first practice was on speed dial. The tempo was frenetic. The energy was palpable. The Steve Sarkisian Era opened in a blur with the new head coach happily immersed in the middle of his revolutionary -- for USC, at least -- no-huddle offense, ...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  4. Decisions, decisions, decisions for Trojans

    Greg Katz

    From now until fall practice, first-year USC Trojans coach Steve Sarkisian will be making decisions that not only affect his team and program but the general perception of the proceedings. Here's a list of 10 items that Sark has addressed or will add...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  5. 2015 USC recruiting preview: offense

    Blair Angulo

    With seven of the nine ESPN 300 prospects USC signed in the 2014 class being offensive players, the Trojans addressed some pressing needs on that side of the ball. Head coach Steve Sarkisian has already landed a major building block for 2015, and wit...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  6. WeAreSC New Year's resolutions

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- The clock is ticking towards 2014, and it's time for some cardinal and gold New Year's resolutions. I resolve to always appreciate and remember the 2013 Trojans and what a tremendous accomplishment it was to win 10 games in spite of...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  7. Sark vs. Pete -- the epic debate begins

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- If you're a USC fan, you've already heard the news that Washington has hired highly successful former Boise State head coach Chris Petersen as its new head football coach, replacing the departed Steve Sarkisian, who left the Emerald Ci...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  8. Clay Helton discusses bowl game

    ESPN.com staff

    Some selected quotes from USC interim head coach Clay Helton's conference call following the announcement that the Trojans will face Fresno State in the 2013 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. Opening statement: "Our football team is very excited to ...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  9. Change is in the air for the Trojans

    Garry Paskwietz

    It was a crazy week for the USC football program with the hiring of a new football coach, the search for his assistants and the departures of former beloved coaches. Things got started last Monday with Trojans fans still feeling the emotions of t...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  10. Thoughts from around college football

    Steve Bisheff

    They're only college football opinions, but at least they're all mine: • My impression after attending the Steve Sarkisian-USC press conference is that Pat Haden would have made this move even if Ed Orgeron had beaten UCLA. And can you imagi...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  11. Trojans, Sarkisian trying to forge ahead

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- The voice at the other end of the phone was new USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian. He was encouraging fans to get excited about the future and what he hopes to bring to the program. Hand it to the USC marketing department, it ...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  12. Sarkisian's to-do list

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES - Steve Sarkisian has always had a nice sense of timing. He had it when he was 28: Thanks to a recommendation from Norm Chow, he convinced Pete Carroll to hire him as an assistant coach. His previous coaching experience was limited to ...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  13. In hiring Sarkisian, USC settled for safe

    Steve Bisheff

    What Pat Haden did, in the end, was settle. He settled for a safe, known quantity, instead of a hot, new commodity. He settled for a good coach with potential, instead of a great coach with a proven record. He settled for a double down the line, i...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  14. A plot twist perfect for Hollywood

    Greg Katz

    As that famous movie trailer voice begins, "In a world where truth is stranger than fiction," a storied college football program has reached into a parallel universe and brought back a former assistant coach whose close friend is the former fired USC...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  15. Time will tell if Sarkisian is a good fit

    Garry Paskwietz

    The opportunity to select a new coach for a high-profile program like USC is an important moment that doesn't come along often. Ever since Trojans athletic director Pat Haden fired Lane Kiffin earlier this season, there has been a lot of talk abou...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  16. USC loss opens door for change

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - So now it begins. USC athletic director Pat Haden must make not only the most important decision of his administrative tenure, but a decision that will be potentially define his own legacy far beyond his celebrated days as a national ch...

    Blog | December 02, 2013