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USC or Texas: Will Either Team Turn Their Season Around?

By Athlon Sports, 10 months 3 weeks ago
Through two weeks of the college football season, USC and Texas might be the nation’s biggest disappointments.The Longhorns were dominated by BYU last Saturday, allowing the Cougars to rush for 550 yards in a 40-21 defeat. As a result of the poor showing in Provo, defensive coordinator Manny Diaz was fired, and former Syracuse coach Greg Robinson will call the plays this Saturday against...

Lane Kiffin Picks Cody Kessler at QB; Will USC's offense improve?

By Athlon Sports, 10 months 3 weeks ago
USC’s offense has struggled mightily through the first two games of the season. The Trojans are averaging just 278.5 yards per game and only four yards per play.Quarterback play is at the root of USC’s problems, as neither Cody Kessler or Max Wittek have done enough to secure the No. 1 spot on the depth chart. Kessler has thrown for 136 yards and one touchdown in two games, while...

Starting 11: The Gators' ugly collapse

By Evan Buhler, 10 months 3 weeks ago
What Miami's win told us about Florida. Georgia is in a great spot. Time is ticking on Mack Brown and Lane Kiffin. It's madness around the country, and Clay Travis breaks it down.

Pac-12 Week 2 Recap and Awards

By Braden Gall, 10 months 3 weeks ago
Fans need to prepare for a wild season out west if the first weekend was any indication. Sure, division contenders Stanford and Arizona State were on bye while Oregon, UCLA and Arizona rolled to typically one-sided wins against over-matched opponents.Here are your Pac-12 Week 2 Awards and Superlatives: Offensive Player of the Week: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon: 14/28, 199 yds, 2 TD, 4 att.,...

Pac-12 Week 2 Preview and Predictions

By Braden Gall, 11 months 5 hours ago
The first weekend of action was mostly positive for Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. Mostly.Washington might have been the most impressive team in the nation after a huge performance against regional rival Boise State. Utah, behind developing quarterback Travis Wilson, clinched an important in-state rivalry win over Utah State. Mark Helfrich and Mike MacIntyre debuted with solid wins. And even...

USC Expected to Start Cody Kessler at QB in Week 2

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 day ago
USC opened the season with a 30-13 victory over Hawaii, but the Trojans struggled to get anything going through the air. And it appears the quarterback battle will continue into Week 2. All reports out of Los Angeles this week seem to signal Cody Kessler will get the start this Saturday, but Max Wittek is expected to play.Kessler started at quarterback and completed 10 of 19 throws for 95 yards...

College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings: Post-Week 1 Edition

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 1 day ago
Week 1 of the 2013 college football season is in the books, and a few coaches are feeling the pressure after their opening week performance.Connecticut’s Paul Pasqualoni takes the top spot in Athlon’s hot seat rankings after Week 1. The Huskies turned in an awful performance against Towson, losing to the FCS opponent on Thursday night. Considering Connecticut had very little margin...

Rehabbing Redd aims to play Saturday

By Evan Buhler, 11 months 1 day ago
Tailback Silas Redd hopes to make his season debut on Saturday for No. 25 Southern California after getting more repairs done on his left knee last week.

Pac-12 Post-Week 1 Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 days ago
There was plenty of good news for the Pac-12 in Week 1. But there was one bad loss that won’t be easy to forget for some time – at least in Corvallis, Ore.Oregon easily handled Nicholls State in the debut of coach Mark Helfrich, while Washington scored a huge victory over Washington. UCLA was impressive in its victory over Nevada, and USC was just too much for Hawaii – even...