If You Talk Shit About USC's AD, His Nephew Will Smarm Your Ass To Death

USC's athletic director, Pat Haden, has been taking some heat lately. With his school's football program still reeling from the Lane Kiffin disaster, Haden gave the head coaching job to University of Washington's Steve Sarkisian, whose career Pac-12 winning percentage is .539. Kiffin's was .586. Understandably, a lot… » 12/06/13 1:45pm 12/06/13 1:45pm

Jonathan Martin Is A Pussy: Your Stanford-USC GameDay Sign Roundup

Well, this was bound to happen when you take the College GameDay crew to USC for a game against Stanford. Jonathan Martin, who met with the NFL yesterday to discuss the Richie Incognito/Miami Dolphins bullying issue, is a Stanford man and so the Trojan faithful had plenty of Martin-themed signs to share this morning.… » 11/16/13 11:45am 11/16/13 11:45am

Impostors Posing As USC Reps Reach Out To Potential Football Coaches

So you know those reports that say USC has reached out to Tony Dungy and (possibly) Jack Del Rio to replace Lane Kiffin? Yeah, well, those overtures never happened. Oh, someone claiming to be from USC did call Dungy and a member of the Denver Broncos coaching staff. Whoever it was just wasn't actually someone with… » 10/07/13 7:04pm 10/07/13 7:04pm

Has Any Coach Ever Done Less With More Than Lane Kiffin?

Watch enough football for long enough, and eventually you'll see everything. I believe this: In this calendar year alone we've seen a one-point safety, a Heisman finalist cop to having an imaginary girlfriend, and a 300-pound left tackle score on a hook-and-lateral, among other improbable feats. And I believe that, at… » 9/12/13 4:00pm 9/12/13 4:00pm

Reports: USC Basketball Players Involved In Fight In Downtown Spokane…

Earlier today we received a tip claiming that two USC basketball players were involved in a series of fights in downtown Spokane Saturday night. KREM in Spokane, Washington is now reporting that police are investigating the matter because, according to a witness who was also commenting on the linked facebook thread,… » 3/10/13 9:19pm 3/10/13 9:19pm

When Is It OK For A Coach To Shove A Player?

Early in the second half, with Cal down 12 to USC at home, head coach Mike Montgomery called a timeout. When junior Allen Crabbe, the Golden Bears' leading scorer, reached the bench he was met with a sharp shove in the chest. Crabbe and Montgomery exchanged angry words, and Crabbe had to be separated from his coach… » 2/18/13 2:15pm 2/18/13 2:15pm

Reports: USC Players Had A Locker-Room Brawl Over Matt Barkley's Honor

USC came into the Sun Bowl with a disappointing record—and without senior QB Matt Barkley. Barkley had missed the regular-season finale with a separated and sprained right shoulder, and was ruled out by the team's medical staff. The Trojans lost 21-7, and after the game, according to multiple reports, a group of… » 1/16/13 2:55pm 1/16/13 2:55pm

USC Was Way Late For The Sun Bowl Dinner, So Georgia Tech Got Pissed…

You think USC is excited to be spending New Year's Eve in El Paso, Texas, playing Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl? Oh, sure, Lane Kiffin might have arrived yesterday wearing a sombrero and something less than a smile, but two Trojans players have already apologized for insulting the city, and now the entire Trojans… » 12/27/12 11:20am 12/27/12 11:20am

A Skeptic's Guide To The 2012 Heisman Trophy

Remember the lullaby afternoons of September, when we all figured we'd see a Heisman winner who merited the award? Maybe a Geno Smith, slinging the ball all over the yard, or even a Matt Barkley, who despite being named after Big Bird's dog had the right pedigree and weaponry (Robert Woods and Marquise Lee catching… » 12/08/12 10:45am 12/08/12 10:45am

Judge: The NCAA Went "Over The Top" In Its Investigation Of USC's Todd…

The NCAA's "University of Southern California Public Infractions Report," released in 2010, declared not only that Reggie Bush had received improper benefits from a pair of marketing agents during his time at USC, but that there was one man on the USC staff who knew about it: USC assistant coach and ace recruiter Todd… » 12/01/12 5:20pm 12/01/12 5:20pm

Why Does Everyone Care Which Exit Lane Kiffin Used When He Left The…

Yesterday afternoon's much-hyped grudge match between USC and UCLA went in the Bruins' favor immediately, and for good; the score was 24-0 midway through the second quarter, and, despite a spirited comeback to bring the Trojans within three, UCLA won by 10. The Bruins have the better record in the Pac-12 South, and… » 11/18/12 9:50am 11/18/12 9:50am