1. USC Football: Winners and Losers from the Week 9 Game vs. Arizona

    Where to start? USC's season came crashing to an end in the desert of Arizona with a 39-36 loss to the Wildcats, as the Trojans gave away a game that they should have won easily...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 3,230 reads 39 comments

  2. USC Trojans Football: 5 Keys to the Game vs. Arizona

    It is excessively cliche to offer analysis which suggests that for the 2012 USC Trojans, every game is "do or die." Except that in this case it is true...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 2,878 reads 15 comments

  3. USC Trojans vs. Arizona Wildcats: Complete Game Preview

    When the Trojans venture into the desert of Arizona, there will be two teams looking to answer long-term questions for 2012...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 1,323 reads 9 comments

  4. USC Football: Winners and Losers from the Week 8 Game vs. Colorado

    For Trojan fans, trying to glean information about their team based on Saturday's game against Colorado is like trying to get your political views from a Doonesbury comic strip. In other words, there isn't much to be learned...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 2,786 reads 32 comments

  5. USC Football: Winners and Losers from the Week 7 Game vs. Washington

    At some point this season, USC will very likely turn in a complete effort that finds them playing well in all facets of the game, and in doing so, they will finally reach the potential that so many hoped for them to attain at the beginning of the year...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 2,303 reads 45 comments

  6. 5 Keys to the Game for USC When Facing Washington

    Having dodged a bullet in the form of an early 14-0 deficit last week on the road at Utah, the Trojans turn their attention to former coach Steve Sarkisian and his Washington Huskies...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 1,142 reads 5 comments

  7. USC vs. Washington: Complete Game Preview

    With the college football season passing the one-third mark, teams should finally be finding their identities and working on crafting what they hope will be a successful conclusion to this year's campaign...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 3,596 reads 21 comments

  8. USC Trojans Football: Winners and Losers from the Week 6 Game vs. Utah

    As a work of art, USC's 38-28 win over Utah on Thursday wouldn't even qualify for the chalk variety found on the beer-stained sidewalks of Venice beach. But man, it was necessary...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 2,062 reads 14 comments

  9. USC Trojans Football: 5 Keys to the Game vs. Utah

    If asked, many Trojan football fans would probably say that USC's most important game will be against Oregon or perhaps Notre Dame...maybe even UCLA. Nonsense...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 1,517 reads 9 comments

  10. USC Football: Winners and Losers from the Trojans' First Month

    With a third of the season "in the can," and USC sporting a 3-1 record, it is time to take a look at those various Trojans who have done well and those who have not...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 2,933 reads 10 comments

  11. USC Football: Grading the Trojans' Positional Units After 4 Games

    With the Trojans four games into the 2012 season and sporting a disappointing 3-1 record, it is time to take stock of the performance of each of USC's units. Collectively, USC has fallen a bit short this year, but that is not the whole story...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 2,626 reads 16 comments

  12. USC Football: Grading All 22 Starters from the Cal Game

    Coming off of a very disappointing loss at Stanford, USC was desperate for a win over Cal Saturday at the Coliseum, and while much of it wasn't pretty, consider that mission accomplished...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 1,338 reads 10 comments

  13. USC Football: 10 Things We Learned from the Trojans' Win over Cal

    That collective sigh of relief heard emanating from the Coliseum today was the welcome back to the win column for Lane Kiffin and his USC Trojans...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 4,680 reads 47 comments

  14. USC Football: 5 Keys to the Game vs. California

    With USC unexpectedly finding themselves facing a crossroad game versus Cal, the Trojans will be looking for answers to questions they couldn't fathom even considering...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 2,170 reads 29 comments

  15. USC Football: 5 Glaring Weaknesses the Trojans Must Fix Going Forward

    As the Trojans lick their wounds from yet another loss to Stanford, they will turn their attention to preventing Saturday's debacle from occurring again...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 3,539 reads 30 comments

  16. USC Trojans Football: 10 Things We Learned from Loss to Stanford Cardinal

    Well, it appears that the Trojans "unfinished business," at least against Stanford, will remain unfinished...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 165 reads 111 comments

  17. USC Football: 5 Keys to the Game vs. Stanford

    With USC's own personal "albatross" looming on the horizon this Saturday, the time has come for the Trojans to shake off the cobwebs that have accompanied the start of the 2012 season ...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 2,533 reads 19 comments

  18. USC Football: 10 Things We Learned from the Trojans' Win over the Orange

    In a gridiron version of Masters and Johnson's "footballus interruptus," the Trojans escaped MetLife stadium in New York with a win, albeit of the unsatisfactory variety...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 6,724 reads 67 comments

  19. USC Trojans Football: Depth Chart Monitor

    With the Trojans first test, such as it was, in the rear view mirror, USC now turns it's attention to quarterback Ryan Nassib and his high powered Syracuse offense...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 3,385 reads 29 comments

  20. Hawaii at No. 1 USC: Live Score, Analysis and Results

    USC wins 49-10. For the Trojans there is a lot to be taken from this game. While the defense played well in the first half, they gave up quite a few yards to a Hawaii offense that is trying to find its way under first year coach Norm Chow...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 4,153 reads 43 comments

  21. USC Trojans Football: Barkley Being Blacked Out Proves the Monopoly Isn't Over

    "The monopoly is over." What started out as an advertising scheme by the UCLA marketing department at the outset of the Rick Neuheisel reign has turned out to be the slogan from hell for those who follow Bruins football...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 1,701 reads 19 comments

  22. USC Trojans Football: 7 Keys to Winning the Hawaii Game

    Here we go. The 2012 college football season opens with a bang when the much-ballyhooed USC Trojans welcome former offensive coordinator Norm Chow and his Hawaii Warriors to the coliseum this Saturday...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 1,858 reads 19 comments

  23. USC Football: 7 Ways for the Trojans to Live Up to the Hype

    For the 2012 version of the men of Troy, the rallying cry is "prep not hype." However, for everyone else, the hype machine is in full gear. With the Trojans entering the upcoming season as the No...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 2,865 reads 37 comments

  24. USC Football: Power Ranking the Top 5 RBs Trojans Will Face in 2012

    In compiling this list of running backs the Trojans will face in 2012, I was struck by the quality of ball-carriers USC will face this year...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 2,839 reads 15 comments

  25. Breaking Down USC Trojans' Ranking in the AP Preseason College Football Poll

    The Associated Press finally released its college football poll and to some people's surprise, the USC Trojans are ranked No. 1. The Trojans, who return 18 starters to a team that finished 10-2 last year, received 25 first-place votes to edge out No..

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about over 2 years ago 2,625 reads 25 comments