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  1. Kiffin: Dad said he'd resign after Oregon

    Mark Saxon

    Shortly after USC's 62-51 loss to Oregon in November -- and four games before the end of the season -- the mastermind of the Trojans' defense, Monte Kiffin, informed his son he would be stepping down at the end of the season. Lane Kiffin revealed tha...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  2. Monte Kiffin's move leaves a sad aftertaste

    Mark Saxon

    If you were paying even casual attention to USC football, you're probably not exactly floored by Thursday night's announcement that Monte Kiffin is stepping down as USC's defensive coordinator. It felt for a while as if this was coming. Things jus...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  3. Barkley: The wrong target for fans' wrath

    Mark Saxon

    Early in the first half of Saturday's game, former USC tailback Marc Tyler tweeted, "Barkley is not that good, sorry SC fans." Apparently, that created a Twitter-storm because Tyler later tweeted, "Get mad if you want, I speak the truth." He do...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  4. Weirdly, future could still be rosy for Trojans

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Oregon Ducks' offense finally slowed to a jog. It was coming off the field after Kenjon Barner scored his fifth rushing touchdown Saturday night, when one of the offensive linemen, steam pouring off his head, yelled, "That's the wa...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  5. Why does USC resist the spread?

    Mark Saxon

    Flipping between a USC game and an Oregon game feels a little bit like fast-forwarding five decades. If you squint real hard while watching USC, you can mistake Matt Barkley's cardinal jersey for Joe Naimath's crimson Alabama jersey. In fact, if y...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  6. Why Matt Barkley should stay at USC

    Mark Saxon

    At the outset of this year, we knew USC quarterback Matt Barkley was going to have a big decision to make come the end of the season. We knew he'd be staring at a potential high selection in next April's NFL draft and weighing that against the poss...

    Blog | November 27, 2011
  7. Going out prematurely, but on top

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The Pac-12 should have rolled out a big podium and presented UCLA with its South division trophy on the floor of the Coliseum after USC's 50-0 win Saturday night. Commissioner Larry Scott could have handed Rick Neuheisel a microphone f...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  8. USC rivalry Moment No. 5: Pete Carroll makes his mark

    Mark Saxon

    Before Pete Carroll was Pete Carroll, he had to beat USC's hated rival. In his first season, Carroll's Trojans had stumbled badly at the start, losing three of the first four games, but they were on a roll going into that UCLA game in 2001. Rememb...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  9. USC rivalry moment No. 3: The shootout

    Mark Saxon

    Getty Images USC receiver Johnnie Morton makes the winning catch in the Trojans' 45-42 victory over UCLA in 1990. Johnnie Morton figured he had just won the game when he came down with a 21-yard touchdown pass with a little over three minutes left....

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  10. USC rivalry moment No. 1: The 2005 landslide

    Mark Saxon

    AP Photo/Chris Carlson Reggie Bush leaps over UCLA's Marcus Cassel as he rushes 13 yards for a touchdown at the Coliseum on Dec. 3, 2005. Every day this week, we'll spotlight a major moment for the Trojans in the rivalry with UCLA. In the 81-...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  11. USC Trojans: Midseason report

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- These are the charred-earth years for USC football, no matter what happens between now and Dec. 4. The NCAA dropped the match when it stripped the Trojans of scholarships, barred them from two years of bowl play and slapped them wit...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  12. Mohamed leads a bruising Cal defense to USC

    Mark Saxon

    Mike Mohamed has gotten tired of walking off the field after a Cal loss to USC. The Golden Bears' inside linebacker and defensive captain has been starting since his redshirt freshman season in 2007, and it's been a familiar story each time. Moham...

    Blog | October 14, 2010