1. Lane Kiffin Era: A Wait and See for USC

    “Can’t wait for Spring practice!” That’s been the lament all winter long among college football fans everywhere. Well, spring is here, and so are the sounds of whistles popping off and pads banging against pads...

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  2. Kobe Bryant: A Great Finisher Does It Again for the Lakers

    It was his 1000th career NBA game and his first game out with the new body.  Well, maybe not so new but at least well-rested and 80 percent healed after he missed five games over an 18 day stretch...

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  3. Can the Lakers Overtake the Cavaliers as the NBA's Best Team?

    The Cavaliers have lost three straight.  The Lakers had won four straight before losing a one-point decision to the Celtics the other night...

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  4. Pac-10 Power Rankings: Rating the Starting Quarterbacks for 2010

    Not all quarterbacks are created equal. Nevertheless, in the Pac-10 quarterbacks can be difficult to differentiate. There are usually more than just one or two good ones. This year there is a handful...

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  5. Will Kobe Bryant Fit in with the "New" Lakers?

    Okay, so they're not really new.  Mitch Kupchak hasn’t pulled the trigger on any trades thus far.  Maybe I should have called them the "new look" Lakers...

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  6. The Top Pac-10 Running Backs in 2010

    Throughout most of its history, the Pac-10 has always been noted for its assortment of top running backs. In recent years, many Pac-10 teams have adopted some form of a pro-style West Coast offense ...

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  7. The Los Angeles Lakers, an NBA Enigma

    One thing is certain about the Lakers: They are the defending NBA Champions. But have they actually been defending that much this season? After their eight-game road trip, I was ready to dial down their chances of repeating this year...

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  8. USC Most Likely to Hire the Man Behind Pete Carroll's Worst Defeats

    If you ask anyone what were Pete Carroll’s two worst defeats at USC, they would probably say Stanford…and Stanford...

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  9. USC and UCLA Clash on National Signing Day

    Rick Neuheisel and Norm Chow beat Lane Kiffin and his staff in Tennessee last fall.  Today, they tried to do it again in a cross-town recruiting war...

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  10. USC Football: Which Recruits Remain on Trojans' Table?

    Come Wednesday, National SHOPPING Day will be a case of feast or famine for a lot of schools. For Florida and Texas, it looks to be a feast, as the fat get even fatter...

    Paul Peszko Written by Paul Peszko about over 4 years ago 2,618 reads 15 comments

  11. The Not-So-Good L.A. Lakers Good Enough To Beat Boston

    It’s a toss up. The Lakers will either win the championship or commit hara-kiri by beating themselves to death. After watching their play against most teams with winning records, I have been leaning toward the latter...

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  12. 2010 Senior Bowl: Taylor Mays Will Have His Day

    Tennessee’s Eric Berry looks like he may be the first safety taken in this year’s NFL Draft, but USC’s Taylor Mays has perhaps the best chance of staking himself to a starting position on Sundays next year...

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  13. Pete Carroll Takes the Muscle Out of the USC Staff

    Former head coach Pete Carroll has dealt a major blow to the USC Football program. Next to Carroll, himself, the person most responsible for USC’s rise as a college football powerhouse this ...

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  14. Los Angeles Lakers' Road Trip Gets Off on the Wrong Foot

    Lao Tse, an ancient Chinese philosopher, once wrote that a journey of a thousand li begins with the first step. Tonight, for the Lakers, that first step was in the wrong direction. Okay, so the Lakers still have the best record in the NBA by ...

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  15. Can the Los Angeles Lakers Catch the Cleveland Cavaliers?

    No, that is not a misprint. I did not reverse the teams by mistake. Yes, I am aware that the Lakers have the best record in the NBA. It is the best record as far as actual statistics are concerned...

    Paul Peszko Written by Paul Peszko about over 4 years ago 592 reads 24 comments

  16. USC-Seahawks Staff: ESPN Gets It Wrong

    Earlier today the Sports Center update on ESPN Radio here in Los Angeles reported that James Cregg was joining Lane Kiffin’s staff at USC as the offensive line coach. The report was originally filed by Mark Saxon on ESPNLosAngeles...

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  17. Unfortunately for USC Fans…

    That seems to be the gist of many reports, rumors and innuendo circulating around the internet this week.  Much of it has a decidedly Southern flavor. Or perhaps angst would be a better word...

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  18. Norm Chow Isn't Coming to USC!

        Oh, no!  The sky is falling!  Duck, everyone!  Cover your heads! Oops!  Sorry, that wasn’t the sky.  It was just Norm Chow turning down USC to remain at UCLA. In fact, I think it is actually Norm Chow who is falling...

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  19. Lane Kiffin Goes West: The USC Roller Coaster Ride Nears an End

    First of all, I want all Tennessee Volunteer fans to know that I really empathize with you.  USC and all Trojan fans have been in the very same position as you are now for the last four days...

    Paul Peszko Written by Paul Peszko about over 4 years ago 1,535 reads 7 comments

  20. Mike Garrett Meet Al Davis: USC Hires Lane Kiffin

    Desperation!! Mike Garrett and the USC Trustees, after being turned down by Jack Del Rio and Steve Sarkisian, along with a host of others, have picked Lane Kiffin of Tennessee to succeed his former boss Pete Carroll...

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  21. Report: USC Sends Jack Del Rio a Contract

    This just in: Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News, who broke the story of Pete Carroll's resignation yesterday, has reported USC has sent Jacksonville Jaguars head coach, Jack Del Rio, a contract to be the next head coach at USC...

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  22. Was Pete Carroll Running for the Nearest Exit?

    Both Yahoo.com and ESPN.com are reporting that the NCAA investigation of USC athletics has been completed and a hearing is scheduled with the Committee on Infractions for Feb. 19-21 in Tempe, Arizona...

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  23. Who's on Your List To Be the Next Trojan Head Coach?

    Okay, all you bonafide and non-bonafide athletic directors, who do you think should top Mike Garrett's list to replace Pete Carroll? Mike Riley has already agreed to an extension through 2019 with Oregon State...

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  24. Pete Carroll: Nervous in Seattle

    Not so fast, my friends.  It's nervous time in Seattle.  That apparently done deal between the Seahawks and Pete Carroll is apparently not a done deal—yet. According to reports from ESPN's Shelly Smith and CBSSports...

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  25. Pete Carroll: Sleepless in Seattle

    With his kingdom quickly crumbling all around him, the King of L.A. is leaving A Better L.A. to start A Better Seattle.  Maybe. No, not maybe he isn't leaving.  That's a done deal.  But maybe he won't make Seattle that much better...

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