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Opening the mailbag: Impressions of spring

Got bogged down on Friday, so this mailbag fermented over the weekend. To the notes. Jason from the Bay Area writes: So having seen most of the Pac-10 this spring, what are your impressions? Ted Miller: Obviously, we’ll have more on this going forward with a spring wrapup, but here are some quick hits. My […]

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USC vs. the NCAA: What does it all mean?

Even though USC and the NCAA released precious little information about their meeting in Tempe, Ariz. — to the extent that “Less Than Zero” replaced “A Few Good Men” as the du jour movie analogy –  the three-day affair still provided much to digest. (And from the sound of things, it resulted in more than […]

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A new front-runner leads the Pac-10 into spring

Spring is often cited as a time of renewal, and in recent years that has held true in Pac-10 football. USC would renew its lease atop the conference annually, no matter who had bolted for NFL riches. <!–photo1–>But this spring a different bird is chirping. It’s a Duck, er, quacking. After seven seasons of USC […]

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Pac-10 teams of the decade

Yes, there are lots of USC teams in our list of the “best Pac-10 teams of the decade.” Not sure how you get around that. From 2002 to 2008, the Trojans finished ranked in the nation’s top four. During that span, no other conference team topped the Trojans in the national rankings. One team not […]

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Morning Buzz

Here’s a chart comparing Pete Carroll and Lane Kiffin’s first year as a college head coach. Note that I do not endorse any suggestion that this means USC will win seven straight Pac-10 titles under Kiffin. OVERALL RECORD: Carroll 6-6; Kiffin 7-6. CONFERENCE: Carroll 5-3 Pac-10, 5th Place; Kiffin 4-4 SEC-East, 2nd Place. NON-CONFERENCE: Carroll […]

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Looking back at the Pac-10 decade

The Pac-10 decade started with parity and a rising Northwest. It ended that way, too. In the middle, it was all about the Trojans, with USC winning a pair of national titles — and playing for a third — and at least sharing seven consecutive conference championships. The Pac-10 decade featured a run of remarkable […]

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Norm Chow Isn’t Returning to Troy; Let’s Move On

Ric Francis – ASSOCIATED PRESS View full size photo » Ed. Note – Joey and I collaborated this piece together…P Norm Chow is not going to be the USC offensive coordinator next season. Relax, deal with it, and let’s move on. It’s time to start focusing on rounding out the rest of the staff instead […]

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