1. USC Football: Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Trojans' Final 5 Games

    While USC catches its breath after Saturday's 19-3 victory over Utah, interim head coach Ed Orgeron and his staff will be crafting a game plan for Friday night's game at Oregon State...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 11 months ago 6,835 reads 39 comments

  2. USC Football: Will Trojans Fans Ever Root for Lane Kiffin Again?

    For fans of the USC Trojans, 2013 has been nothing short of an unmitigated disaster as the men of Troy struggle to stay above .500...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 11 months ago 3,146 reads 59 comments

  3. USC Football: Midseason Awards for Players and Coaches

    Halfway through the 2013 football season finds USC sporting a mediocre 4-3 record after their disappointing loss at Notre Dame. Now looking simply to break .500, the Trojans will have to regroup as the schedule only gets more difficult going forward...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 11 months ago 2,353 reads 69 comments

  4. USC Football: Did Ref's Cost Trojans the Game vs. Notre Dame?

    The day after USC lost a game against Notre Dame that they refused to win, there are rumblings from disgruntled Trojan fans that the men in stripes were the reason that the men of Troy lost this contest...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 11 months ago 6,272 reads 98 comments

  5. USC Football: Trojans Score Verbal from Talented 3-Star Linebacker

    When USC decided to replace head coach Lane Kiffin midway through the 2013 season, conventional wisdom had the Trojans suffering a slowdown with their recruiting efforts due to the ...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 11 months ago 4,762 reads 16 comments

  6. USC vs. Notre Dame: Would Win Score Ed Orgeron the Head Coaching Job?

    Typically, the Notre Dame game holds extraordinary importance for those who follow the men of Troy, and this year, it's no different...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 11 months ago 5,154 reads 83 comments

  7. USC Football: How Cody Kessler Can Become a Trojan Legend vs. Notre Dame

    The stage is set. This Saturday is the time for young Trojan quarterback Cody Kessler to create his legacy in Trojan lore, and all it will take is a winning performance in South Bend against rival Notre Dame...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 11 months ago 5,262 reads 64 comments

  8. USC Football: Midseason Grades for Players and Coaches

    Almost halfway through the 2013 college football season, USC finds itself with a 4-2 record and a new—albeit interim—head coach in Ed Orgeron...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 11 months ago 3,521 reads 13 comments

  9. USC Football: As Offense Improves, Defense Continues to Struggle

    USC ushered in the Ed Orgeron era with a nice win against Arizona on a cool Thursday evening at the Coliseum in Los Angeles...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 11 months ago 1,722 reads 28 comments

  10. USC Football: How Offense Will Change with Silas Redd's Return

    When USC takes the field at home Thursday evening against Arizona, they will be welcoming back an old friend as well. Running back Silas Redd makes his debut in 2013 when he returns from a knee injury suffered this past spring...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 12 months ago 4,067 reads 29 comments

  11. USC Football: 5 Startling Statistics from Trojans' 2013 Campaign

    Five games into the 2013 campaign, USC is sitting on a disappointing 3-2 record that cost their head coach, Lane Kiffin , his job...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 12 months ago 4,493 reads 24 comments

  12. USC Football: 3 Plays We Want to See More on Offense

    There is a new sheriff in town when it comes to running USC's offense. His name is Clay Helton. What's that you say? Isn't this the same Clay Helton who was the Trojans' offensive ...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 12 months ago 2,814 reads 36 comments

  13. USC Football: 5 Most Important Takeaways from September

    With September now in the bank and USC's "account" now standing at a disappointing 3-2, it is time to look back at the first full month of the Trojans 2013 college football season...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 12 months ago 1,755 reads 21 comments

  14. USC Football: Impact Lane Kiffin's Midseason Firing Will Have on Recruiting

    Well, the Lane Kiffin haters are rejoicing this morning with the news that the embattled head coach of the Trojans has been relieved of his duties after USC's embarrassing loss to Arizona State last night, 62-41...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 12 months ago 12,719 reads 168 comments

  15. USC Football: Now with Defensive Issues, Trojans Are in Big Trouble

    62 points and 611 yards of offense given up. What a difference a week makes. In a season where USC would have to hang its hat on a defense that they were confident was one of the best in college football...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 12 months ago 793 reads 7 comments

  16. USC Football: Grading Cody Kessler's First 4 Games as a Starter

    As USC tries to find its offensive footing in 2013, Trojans quarterback Cody Kessler is attempting to do the same...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 12 months ago 3,031 reads 44 comments

  17. USC Football: Can the Trojans Still Win 9 Games in 2013?

    With almost a third of the 2013 college football season in the books, USC finds itself sporting a disconcerting 3-1 record and with trouble on the horizon...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 12 months ago 3,502 reads 89 comments

  18. USC Football: 7 Players Who Have Surprised Us in 2013

    Another week has passed in the 2013 college football season, and with it came yet another disappointing performance by this year's version of the men of Troy...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 12 months ago 4,534 reads 53 comments

  19. USC Football: Why Max Browne Will Be the Starter in Game One of 2014

    They say timing is everything, and so it goes with sports writing where this article might have been a tad bit easier of a sell a few days ago...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 1 year ago 6,053 reads 50 comments

  20. USC Football: Breaking Down Key Changes Clancy Pendergast Has Brought to Defense

    Three games into the 2013 college football season, USC finds itself sporting a disappointing 2-1 record that has an anxious fanbase wringing its hands...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 1 year ago 4,870 reads 36 comments

  21. USC Football: Biggest Surprises for Trojans Through Week 3

    On a bright, sun-bathed afternoon in Los Angeles, USC came out of the Coliseum tunnel determined to right the ship after a stunning loss to Washington State the week before. Mission accomplished...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 1 year ago 3,270 reads 32 comments

  22. USC Football: Don't Look Now but the Trojans Defense Is Back

    With all of the negativity surrounding USC's football program in 2013, wouldn't it be nice to find something for fans to smile about? Of course, that "something" is coordinator Clancy Pendergast's defense, which has been a revelation so far this year..

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 1 year ago 3,031 reads 58 comments

  23. USC Football: Three Biggest Concerns Surrounding Cody Kessler

    USC sophomore quarterback Cody Kessler's season has started almost as poorly as possible, symbolized by a 56.3 completion percentage, a mere 136 yards and only one passing touchdown in two games...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 1 year ago 5,257 reads 95 comments

  24. USC Football: 6 Biggest Early Season Storylines for the Trojans

    A year that began with doubt reached certainty only two games into the season and what we now know for sure is that USC isn't very good...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 1 year ago 4,986 reads 74 comments

  25. USC Football: Is Defense Ready for Mike Leach's Air Raid Offense?

    With the first game of the season in the books and USC's defensive domination of Hawaii a memory, the Trojans turn their attention to Washington State and Mike Leach's productive "Air Raid" offense...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 1 year ago 5,770 reads 44 comments