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  1. Amid tangled feelings, USC to honor Carroll

    Ted Miller

    Pete Carroll won't be at USC on Saturday when he will be one of 16 former Trojans inducted into the university's Hall of Fame class, but it's not too difficult to wax nostalgic imagining his name again reverberating in the Coliseum where he helped es...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  2. USC-Stanford: Still spicy after all the years

    Ted Miller

    Back in 2007 new Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh seemed pretty foolish when, like a bombastic Don Quixote, he trash-talked USC and coach Pete Carroll. For no particular reason, he volunteered to a reporter that Carroll would soon bolt for the NFL. Then, ...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  3. Breaking protocol, we check out Week 2

    Ted Miller

    The 2014 Pac-12 season starts tonight, and that is unquestionably a righteous thing. The first week's slate of games? Well, it's not exactly going to awaken any echoes. Still, Confucius say he who casts a disrespectful glance at a season opener finds...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  4. Timing right for USC, Sark marriage

    Ted Miller

    USC safety Taylor Mays didn't exactly grin from ear to ear at the question back in 2008, but his face did acknowledge that the reporter had offered him an underhanded pitch that he could belt out of the L.A. Coliseum in any direction he wished. Ma...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  5. Pac-12 rivalry heat meter

    Ted Miller

    A college football rivalry never exactly cools off, at least among the emotionally involved. But rivalries do go through upticks and downticks of relevance, both regionally and nationally. So which Pac-12 rivalries are heating up, stagnating or co...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  6. Questions, whimsy for Pac-12 media days

    Ted Miller

    Pac-12 media days start Wednesday at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California, and your entire Pac-12 gang -- we're going by either #4pac or #pac4, we haven't decided yet -- will be there soaking in the evasive and cliched quotes while plumb...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Pac-12 poll: To wait or not on naming QB?

    Ted Miller

    USC coach Steve Sarkisian named Cody Kessler his starting quarterback this week, though he noted that Kessler will have to continue to defend the position against competition from redshirt freshman Max Browne during fall camp. It wasn't a big surp...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  9. Lunch links: Rich Rod talks spring

    Ted Miller

    If that's true, if you don't know who I am, then maybe your best course ... would be to tread lightly. Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez gives the low-down on his team as it gets ready for spring practices. Arizona State makes a hire to boost recrui...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  10. Mailbag: USC can't again dominate?

    Ted Miller

    Welcome to the mailbag, the best gateway to Friday happy hour. Follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter. We keep typing that because it's for your own good. To the notes. Ben from Los Angeles writes: Ted, I agree that parity has changed the Pac-12....

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  11. Sarkisian critics get their wish

    Ted Miller

    Lane Kiffin only became USC's coach in 2010 because Steve Sarkisian didn't want to leave Washington. "It wasn't the time," he told me. On Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, however, the time was right, as USC hired Sarkisian to replace Kiffin, two good friends...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  12. Mailbag: Prospects for new-look USC?

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. Follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter. To the notes! Brad from Los Angeles writes: That was an exciting first game for Ed Orgeron! As a stalwart USC football fan and Pete Carroll enthusiast, I loved seeing the energy that Coach O b...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Kiffin's decisions are failing USC

    Ted Miller

    In the spring of 2003, Pete Carroll decided that Matt Leinart should be named USC's starting quarterback over Matt Cassel. In the spring of 2008, he decided that Mark Sanchez should be named the Trojans' starter over Mitch Mustain and Aaron Corp. ...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  16. West loses a top QB in Kyle Allen to SEC

    Ted Miller

    Quarterback Kyle Allen (Scottsdale, Ariz./Desert Mountain) has picked Texas A&M over UCLA, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oklahoma State, and his reasons why won't make any Pac-12 coaches or fans happy. Allen wanted to play in the SEC. "That pl...

    Blog | June 04, 2013