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Report: USC eyes Del Rio, Petersen and Bellotti

Another day, more names get attached to the USC coaching vacancy. The LA Times this morning added two names to the hunt: Boise State’s Chris Petersen, who just signed another extension with the Broncos, and former Oregon coach — and current athletic director — Mike Bellotti. The LA Daily News reported late Monday night that […]

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How will USC, Pac-10 go forward post-Carroll?

Pete Carroll is gone. Now what? That’s really a two-part question. Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIREHow will the tide turn in the Pac-10 without USC coach Pete Carroll? First, what does Carroll’s departure to the Seattle Seahawks mean for USC? Second, what does it mean for the Pac-10? The conventional thinking will be that USC is headed for a […]

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Best and worst of the Pac-10 bowl season

The Pac-10 went 2-5 during the bowl season, so it wasn’t difficult to find many “worsts.” But there were some good things that shouldn’t be overlooked. Best performance, defensive player: Oregon’s undersized but quick defensive end Kenny Rowe set a Rose Bowl and Oregon bowl record with three sacks in a losing effort against Ohio […]

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The Skinny: Updated List of Candidates

Two to mark off the list: *Mike Riley: Decided to stay in his hometown and can thank USC for a contract extension taking him through the 2019 season. Oregon State is a great fit for him and he even acknowledges that leaving Oregon State the first time was the worst mistake of his coaching career. […]

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The Skinny: Riley’s Job to Lose??

The USC Athletic Department needs to take a quick step back and remember John Wooden’s famous quote: “Be Quick but Don’t Hurry”. The day was inevitably going to come that Carroll was going to give the NFL one more shot and it appears upon us. He was never an SC lifer. A great coach that […]

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And then there were two: Final polls

The Pac-10 entered the bowl season with five ranked teams, more than any other conference. It finished the bowl season with two ranked teams, none in the top 10. That’s what a 2-5 bowl season will do. Oregon finished ranked 11th in both polls after losing the Rose Bowl to Ohio State. The Buckeyes bounced […]

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The Skinny: Boston College Provides Tailor Made Opponent for USC

A focused Trojan effort should lead the Trojans to a victory over a Boston College team that plays a conservative pro-style offense, fitting right into what USC defends against the best. The Trojans also possess offensive speed, even without RB Joe McKnight and Tight End Anthony McCoy that Boston College has yet to see this […]

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What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas (We Hope)

Oregon State and Brigham Young squared off Tuesday night in the Las Vegas Bowl, and the creatures were out before kickoff, roaming the tailgate area. Our friends at Image of Sport, the sports photography wire service, braved windy and chilly conditions to chronicle the festivities. There are additional images after the jump, and you can […]

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Morning Buzz

Just six years ago, in December, 2003, after a 52-28 win over Oregon State, USC began a record streak of 33 consecutive weeks atop the Associated Press poll. The Trojans were ranked No. 1 for the conclusion of the 2003 season, the entire 2004 season and the entire 2005 regular season until falling to No. […]

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Duck-Beaver rivalry is all good fun, until a real duck gets spray-painted

Your ornithological pop quiz of the day: Are mallards’ feathers ever orange? Answer: Sometimes, but only when they’ve been spray-painted by Oregon State fans in attempted sacrifice to the biggest rivalry game in OSU-Oregon history: The hapless animal was found at Linn-Benton Community College [near OSU’s campus] on the afternoon before the Duck-Beaver Civil War football […]

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