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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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The Skinny: Notes and Info On The Kiffin Hire

*Sports Agent Gary Uberstine was extremely influential throughout this coaching search. Uberstine is the agent for Pete Carroll, Lane Kiffin, Steve Sarkisian and Ed Orgeron. He was also indirectly involved in the Jack Del Rio negotiations even though he doesn’t directly represent him. Once negotiations broke down with Del Rio Monday evening, Uberstine and his […]

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The Skinny: Focused Effort Propels SC Past BC

The Trojans ended their season on a high note with a 24-13 victory over Boston College on a cold and rainy night in San Francisco. The disciplined performance (only 6 penalties for 36 yards) while shutting out Boston College in the second half provides the Trojans the positive energy they need going into the offseason. […]

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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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Under Armour Rosters

Here’s the rosters for the Under Armour High School All-America game on Jan. 2 in St. Petersburg, Fla. QB Jesse Scroggins and TE Xavier Grimble are the current USC commitments in the game. TEAM BLUR Note: Some players have the same jersey number, but won’t be on the field at the same time. No. Player […]

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Lost Lettermen’s ‘Before They Were Coaches’

Jim Weber, proprietor of Lost Lettermen, the site that allows you to rediscover your favorite college stars, has just completed his latest and perhaps greatest project. It's a six-part series titled "Before They Were Coaches." Jim went back and researched the background of every current coach of a Bowl Championship Series team. As you can […]

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The HeismanPundit.com Heisman Poll, 10/27

HeismanPundit.com Heisman Poll, 10/27 Total Points with first place votes in parantheses 1. Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama–56 (9) 2. Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame–26 (1) 3. Colt McCoy, QB, Texas–25 4. Tim Tebow, QB, Florida–23 (1) 5. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska–15 (1) 6. Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame–10 (1) Case Keenum, QB, Houston–10 8. Jacquizz […]

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Crystal Ball

A look at how prognosticators from around the country view this week’s games. Tim Sullivan, New York Post: Texas keeps plodding along. Oklahoma is 0-2 in its only true tests. Yes, Sam Bradford is back, but that’s not enough for the Sooners. Take the Longhorns and give the points in the Red River Rivalry. Jon […]

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BCS Rankings

With all but one computer ranking available, BCS guru Jerry Palm’s rankings are: Florida, Alabama, Texas, Virginia Tech, Boise St., USC, LSU and Ohio State. The sixth computer will not be available until next week, when the official BCS numbers are released for the first time this season. The computers rank USC anywhere from 8th-15th. […]

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Week 7

A glorious week ahead. Five days of football, starting Tuesday night with Arkansas State at Louisiana Monroe. The Red Wolves open as 3-point favorites. On Wednesday, Boise State is at Tulsa. This could be one of the last major challenges for the Broncos, who are trying to go undefeated and earn a berth in a […]

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HP’s Top 10 Teams

1. Florida 2. USC 3. Alabama 4. Texas 5. Penn State 6. Brigham Young 7. California 8. Ole Miss 9. LSU 10. Boise State On the Cusp:  Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Oregon State, Houston, Miami

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TrojanWire Thoughts of the Day: 9-4-09

(Photo by Icon Sports Media) Before the season starts no one really knows anything about anything. There are no sure things in sports. Too many variables can change a season in an instant. The experts want you think they know what they are talking about, but they really don’t. That being said, I am going […]

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