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  1. WeAreSC roundtable: Trojans' strengths

    WeAreSC staff

    As the Trojans head into the bye week and the final stage of the regular season, USC coach Steve Sarkisian said he learned from Pete Carroll to "lean on your teams strengths" in the month of November. The WeAreSC staffers discuss their views on the o...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  2. Steve Sarkisian takes page from playbook of former USC coach Pete...

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- When Pete Carroll was the coach at USC, one of his most-admired traits was his ability to rally his team from crushing and sometimes embarrassing defeats. While Carroll was known during his tenure at USC for national championships, ...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  3. Pete Carroll, architect of USC golden age, not to blame for Troja...

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- The reaction was as subdued as the introduction. During halftime of Saturday's USC-Oregon State game, Pete Carroll's name was quickly read along with the seven other USC Hall of Fame inductees who were unable to the game. It was so...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  4. A road map for national titles

    Greg Katz

    If you really want to find out if the USC Trojans are going to be really good, and that means championship good, take a look at their offensive tackles, who generally are an accurate barometer to the team's future success. Normally, all eyes focus...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Exit interview: John Martinez

    Johnny Curren

    A highly touted prospect coming out of Murray (Utah) Cottonwood, John Martinez was a member of Pete Carroll's final signing class in 2009 and would go on to establish himself as a sturdy mainstay at right guard for a large chunk of his career, lining...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  7. For Pete's sake, Carroll remains polarizing

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - Forgive the silent majority of USC Trojans football fans, but for many they aren't quite sure if they're supposed to root for or against former Trojans head coach Pete Carroll in his quest for a Super Bowl championship with the Seattle ...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  8. Exit interview: Kevin Greene

    Johnny Curren

    Signing with the Trojans in 2009 as a member of Pete Carroll's final recruiting haul at USC, Kevin Greene was part of a group that went through a roller coaster ride of emotions in their time on campus, but that now finds themselves leaving on a posi...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  9. So long to the fullback?

    Greg Katz

    In Simon and Garfunkel's classic "Mrs. Robinson," the duo asks: "Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you." If the famed singing duo were to change the lyrics of their celebrated song to relate to the 2014 Trojans...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  10. Steve Sarkisian Q and A

    Arash Markazi

    LAS VEGAS -- Steve Sarkisian smiled as he walked through the lobby of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas wearing a USC pullover, jeans and loafers. USC's new head coach was more of a coach-in-waiting last weekend as he met with parents, players and coa...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  11. 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
  12. USC gets renewed sense of hope

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - Perhaps USC athletic director Pat Haden said it best after the Trojans' emotional 38-31 victory over a competitive and aggressive Arizona team on Thursday night. Standing outside the Los Angeles Coliseum locker room entrance, Haden s...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  13. A first look at the coaching search

    Steve Bisheff

    They're only college football opinions, but at least they're all mine: Is the USC head coaching position really wide open, or is Pat Haden merely conducting a perfunctory search while knowing that Jack Del Rio is already his guy? It's an interesti...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  14. 2013 a test of philosophy for Kiffin

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- Historically speaking, the USC program is steeped in power football tradition. From Howard Jones' Thundering Herd to John McKay's Tailback U to Pete Carroll's version of Thunder and Lightning, the Cardinal and Gold's calling card over ...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  15. Coliseum crowds depend on star power

    Greg Katz

    It's no secret that in the Los Angeles sports market, winning is a major component to filling the vastness of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which lists a capacity of 93,607. Nobody has done football winning at the collegiate level in the City...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  16. Overlooked recruits on all-time USC team

    WeAreSC staff

    Here are three all-time greats at USC who were under-recruited. SS Troy Polamalu: It's hard to imagine right now, considering that he turned out to be one of the elite safeties in USC history, but there was a point when then-USC head coach Paul Ha...

    Blog | July 11, 2013