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  • USC's quarterback question remains: Cody Kessler or Max Wittek?

    USC's quarterback question remains: Cody Kessler or Max Wittek?
    USC plays Washington State for the first time in three years Saturday in a Pac-12 Conference opener at the Coliseum. Staff writer Gary Klein examines the story lines: Split personality USC Coach Lane Kiffin once again declined to announce a starting...
  • Former receivers say USC's Marqise Lee must be patient this season

    Former receivers say USC's Marqise Lee must be patient this season
    Keyshawn Johnson and Curtis Conway were there before. Double-teamed. Physically and verbally challenged by cornerbacks. Shadowed by safeties and linebackers. The former USC and NFL receivers know Marqise Lee's situation. Lee, last season's...
  • USC's quarterback dilemma has no obvious resolution

    USC did not immediately return to Los Angeles after its season-opening victory at Hawaii, staying one more night at its beachfront hotel before a scheduled return Friday. The extended stay was planned. The Trojans' continuing search for a starting...
  • USC's Max Wittek and Cody Kessler stick to script on QB competition

    USC's Max Wittek and Cody Kessler stick to script on QB competition
    Quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Max Wittek played it close to the vest on Tuesday. Receiver Marqise Lee tried, with mixed results. The USC players awkwardly attempted not to reveal the starting quarterback for Saturday's Pac-12 Conference opener against...
  • After much movement, USC's Devon Kennard has found his spot

    After much movement, USC's Devon Kennard has found his spot
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Devon Kennard is on the verge of earning a master's degree. His NFL draft stock is rising. And he leads a stingy USC defense that ranks among the best in college football. He is not sure how much of that would have been possible had...
  • USC center Omar Oraby is fueled by Egyptian pride

    Omar Oraby is 7 feet 2 and stands up straight as a light pole. Sometimes kids who are extremely tall try to look less tall. They hunch their shoulders. They nonchalantly bend their knees. But Oraby is proud of who he is. He's proud of his height. He...
  • With coaching situation uncertain, USC's football recruiting is too

    With coaching situation uncertain, USC's football recruiting is too
    Ed Orgeron hovered over Southern California in a helicopter, traversing the region in search of prospects. It was a Friday night, and Orgeron was less than two weeks into his new role as USC's interim coach. Before Lane Kiffin was fired on Sept. 29,...
  • USC's Ed Orgeron has done well so far, but can he keep it up?

    USC's Ed Orgeron has done well so far, but can he keep it up?
    Halfway through your story today I got a sick feeling and tossed the sports section into the couch. What exactly would a "big name" coach do for SC that Ed Orgeron can't do, recruit? Paul Hovsepian Hope you're feeling better and thanks, really, for...
  • USC falls to Washington State, 10-7

    USC falls to Washington State, 10-7
    USC's streak of 15 consecutive wins in home openers is over. Washington State defeated the Trojans, 10-7, at the Coliseum in what was also a Pac-12 Conference opener. USC was held to less than 10 points for only the fourth time in 143 games. The...
  • USC football: Defense ranks first in several categories

    USC football: Defense ranks first in several categories
    While USC fans booed Lane Kiffin’s play-calling during the Trojans’ 10-7 loss to Washington State, the defense has mostly earned raves. The defense has given up only one touchdown in two games. The Trojans, who play Boston College on...
  • Giving up play-calling reins hard for some coaches

    Giving up play-calling reins hard for some coaches
    Hiring a staff and schmoozing with boosters was not the toughest thing Mike Bellotti had to do after he was hired as head coach at Oregon in 1995. The toughest part was replacing the offensive coordinator, Mike Bellotti. It meant giving up the thing...
  • Lane Kiffin has his starting quarterback, but he's not saying who

    Lane Kiffin has chosen a starting quarterback for Saturday's Pac-12 Conference opener against Washington State. But USC's coach declined Sunday to say whether it would be Cody Kessler or Max Wittek. "We do know who our starting quarterback is, so...