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.
USC baby boomers have seen a lot of good times, and now they're hoping for another great run under Lane Kiffin.
In the unpredictable world of recruiting, it's great to get five-star prospects. But a team's success often comes down to coaching and player development.
While a lot of Pac-12 schools have hit home runs with recent coaching hires, history suggests that there's no failsafe formula to ensure success.
With the Sun Bowl on the horizon, Lane Kiffin is about to join a long list of coaches who led USC to bowl games. Not all of them are remembered fondly for their bowl performances.
Greg Katz writes that USC and Lane Kiffin need to stop some disturbing trends that emerged in 2012, primarily poor coaching and a lack of toughness.
Greg Katz takes a look at the history of USC fans criticizing whoever calls the plays for the Trojans.
Recruiting a USC Trojans football legacy, the son of a former player, has to be one of the toughest decisions a staff has to make, especially with NCAA scholarship limitations in place.
Howard Jones, John McKay, John Robinson and Pete Carroll have formed the Mt. Rushmore of national-championship winning coaches at USC. Lane Kiffin wants to join that fraternity this season.
USC was the toast of Los Angeles for most of the Pete Carroll era. Thanks to a talented group in 2012, that hype is starting to build again.
Rumors of the demise of USC's national recruiting prowess have been severely exaggerated, as the Trojans are flexing their national recruiting muscles.
USC picked a good time to go 10-2, as much of the South Division is retooling with high-profile coaches.
To get the signature win of his coaching tenure, Lane Kiffin went back to the bruising formula that Pete Carroll used to dominate Notre Dame.