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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. Haden's choice bigger than Orgeron

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- A month ago, Ed Orgeron was simply a caretaker, a likeable, gravel-voiced Cajun superintendent holding the dust bin and broom after Lane Kiffin's mess. Nobody took him seriously as a candidate to be the next USC head football coach. ...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  4. Ed Orgeron's fate as USC Trojans coach is known only to AD Pat Ha...

    Mark Saxon

    Ed Orgeron's fate as USC Trojans coach is known only to AD Pat Haden.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2013
  5. 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
  6. A father's legacy and concern

    Mark Saxon

    USC's Devon Kennard and his father, Derek, share a love of football and an awareness of its dangers.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2013
  7. USC Grades: Momentum builds after Oregon State win

    Mark Saxon

    Anyone who recalls the name Jeff Van Orsow will realize how important USC's 31-14 win at Oregon State was to the program. He was the Beavers defensive lineman who batted down John David Booty's pass on a two-point conversion attempt to preserve Orego...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  8. USC Trojans grades, Game Eight vs Utah

    Mark Saxon

    The win over Utah was a vital step toward the Trojans becoming bowl eligible.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2013
  9. USC Trojans' Lane Kiffin reflects on troubling season as spring p...

    Mark Saxon

    Lane Kiffin reflects on turbulent season as spring practice opens.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2013
  10. Lane Kiffin praises Matt Barkley, says USC Trojans defense had ne...

    Mark Saxon

    USC coach Lane Kiffin told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Wednesday that he thinks quarterback Matt Barkley has been under-appreciated by Trojans fans and predicts big things for Barkley in the NFL despite Barkley's recent slide in some mock drafts.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Recruiting defections: the price of uncertainty

    Mark Saxon

    If you find yourself wondering about the future of Lane Kiffin a lot these days, imagine if you were about to entrust your teenage son to him for the next four or five years. Now, imagine if you were that teenager, about to embark on the most exci...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Saxon: In the end, Wittek is USC bright spot

    Mark Saxon

    Things haven't been ending well for USC quarterbacks lately. Max Wittek's career began somewhat like Matt Leinart's ended, squeezed by the extraordinary frustration of not being able to pick up a few inches on fourth down. That was an improveme...

    Blog | November 25, 2012
  15. In the end, Wittek is the bright spot

    Mark Saxon

    Things haven't been ending well for USC quarterbacks lately. Max Wittek's career began somewhat like Matt Leinart's ended, squeezed by the extraordinary frustration of not being able to pick up a few inches on fourth down. That was an improvem...

    Blog | November 24, 2012
  16. Trojans cram for Irish history exam

    Mark Saxon

    It was 32 years ago, but Scott Tinsley still remembers what it felt like to walk through the tunnel to the Coliseum field that day. You could hear the crowd's roar get louder with each step. "It was like you were ready to jump out of an airplane,"...

    Blog | November 23, 2012