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  1. 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
  2. USC Grades: Poor showing vs. UCLA

    Mark Saxon

    The tangible stakes in Saturday's rivalry game were practically nil. Do UCLA and USC fans really care whether their team plays in the Sun Bowl or the Las Vegas Bowl? What UCLA's 35-14 semi-domination did was send one team, UCLA, into the off-season w...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  3. USC Grades: Setting up the showdown

    Mark Saxon

    While USC was dealing with the cold mountain weather and holding off a scrappy Colorado team, 47-29, Saturday night, UCLA was guaranteeing that the ultimate prize wouldn't be at stake in this Saturday's renewal of the great rivalry. Arizona State hel...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  4. A rivalry restored

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- They're meeting somewhere in the middle, squaring up for a USC-UCLA rivalry that's given the word back its meaning. USC has been just disappointing enough without quite collapsing. UCLA has been just ascendant enough without quit...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. USC football: One up, one down in 2011

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- Lately, the pleasant surprises have been more prevalent than the disappointments. That's another way of saying the USC Trojans are beginning to find their stride just as the season winds down. It didn't have to be this way. Nobody r...

    Blog | November 22, 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. 4: Chad Morton's guarantee

    Mark Saxon

    Tom Hauck/Allsport Chad Morton guaranteed a victory over UCLA in 1999 and backed up his words with 143 yards rushing in a 17-7 win. UCLA-USC games always find a way to dig out raw emotions. In 1999, feelings were more inflamed then usual around USC...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Monday rewind: An emotional low

    Mark Saxon

    Chris Williams/Icon SMI USC coach Lane Kiffin says playing Notre Dame is for fans and alumni, but UCLA is the players' game. What are they playing for? How many times have you heard that one? It's the recurring question through this USC season, ...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  13. Rewind: lamenting the last-second losses

    Mark Saxon

    You almost get the sense that Saturday's 48-14 win over Cal left USC feeling more stung than joyful. How do you not pause to think about what could have been? Follow this train of events: USC pounded Cal, which pounded UCLA, which pounded Texas, w...

    Blog | October 18, 2010