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Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian during an NCAA college football game against Washington State in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Coach Steve Sarkisian takes over at USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Sarkisian is the new head coach at Southern California, leaving Washington to return to the Trojans. USC announced Sarkisian’s hiring Monday, replacing interim coach Ed Orgeron with yet another assistant […]

12/02/2013

USC Trojans' interim football coach Ed Orgeron, foreground, talks at his players during open NCAA college football practice at their Los Angeles campus on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Wildcats wary of USC’s new coach, new attitude

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trip to the Coliseum isn’t easy under any circumstances, and Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez realizes the Wildcats are arriving at a particularly inopportune time Thursday night. That’s because interim coach […]

10/09/2013

Southern California interim football coach Ed Orgeron guides his players at the Los Angeles USC campus on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Ed Orgeron coaches USC’s 1st practice after Kiffin

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Orgeron promised fun at Southern California when he replaced Lane Kiffin, and that’s what the Trojans got on the irrepressible interim coach’s first day of practice. The Trojans also got […]

10/02/2013

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USC fires Kiffin after 7th loss in 11 games – UPDATE

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Southern California fired Lane Kiffin early Sunday morning, ending the coach’s tumultuous tenure a few hours after the Trojans lost 62-41 at Arizona State. USC posted a short news release on […]

09/29/2013

The USC defense, led by redshirt junior linebacker and team captain Hayes Pullard (10), continues its stellar start to the season. (Photo credit: Ralf Cheung, Daily Trojan)

Defense dominant as Trojans edge Aggies 17-14

In a game of wasted offensive chances caused by poor special teams play on both sides, USC turned in a superb game on defense and did just enough on offense to claim its third victory […]

09/23/2013

Southern California running back Justin Davis, left, scores past Boston College defensive back Dominique Williams during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. USC won 35-7. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

USC’s Kiffin very wary of Utah State, QB Keeton

LOS ANGELES (AP) — By the time Southern California coach Lane Kiffin was done talking this week, the Trojans and their fans were certain Utah State is a BCS title contender and quarterback Chuckie Keeton […]

09/20/2013

Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler (6) rolls out to pass while playing against Hawaii during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Aug. 29, 2013, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

Kiffin picks Kessler to start for USC against BC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Lane Kiffin has picked quarterback Cody Kessler to start Saturday against Boston College. Kessler and Max Wittek have been competing for the starting job since the spring, but […]

09/09/2013

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No. 25 USC offensively inept in 10-7 loss to WSU

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Fans in cardinal-colored jerseys leaned over the railing and bellowed their boos into the Coliseum tunnel. Negative chants rained down on the coach as he ran to the locker room after […]

09/08/2013

Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler (6) rolls out to pass while playing against Hawaii during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Aug. 29, 2013, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

No. 24 USC opens with 30-13 win over Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Both Southern California quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Max Wittek had the same approach in preparing to open the season against Hawaii: Be ready to play no matter what happens. But neither played […]

08/30/2013

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WR Marqise Lee returns to practice for Trojans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-America receiver Marqise Lee has returned to practice at Southern California after missing four days of training camp with an injury. Lee participated in both sessions of the Trojans’ practice Wednesday […]

08/14/2013

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