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Las Vegas Bowl Preview and Prediction: Fresno State vs. USC

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 2 weeks ago
Fresno State and USC are separated by less than 300 miles, but the two California programs have met only twice on the gridiron. That number will change on Saturday, as the Bulldogs and Trojans are set to kickoff the first weekend of bowl action with a matchup in the Las Vegas Bowl.Fresno State was on the doorstep of playing in a BCS bowl, but the Bulldogs lost a 62-52 shootout to San Jose State...

NCAA Bowl Game Matchup -- Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl

By Anonymous (not verified), 10 months 2 weeks ago
NCAA Bowl Game Matchup -- Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State Bulldogs:== Aug 29 - W vs. Rutgers, 52-51 OT== Sep 7 - W vs. Cal Poly, 41-25== Sep 14 - Cancelled at Colorado== Sep 20 - W vs. Boise State, 41-40== Sep 28 - W at Hawaii, 42-37== Oct 5 - W at Idaho, 61-14== Oct 12 - Open== Oct 19 - W...

Fresno State challenges USC in Las Vegas Bowl

By Anonymous (not verified), 10 months 2 weeks ago
Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - A tumultuous 2013 campaign draws to a close for USC on Saturday afternoon, as the Trojans line up against another program from the Golden State, the 21st-ranked Fresno State Bulldogs, in the Las Vegas Bowl.The once-proud Trojans have had a few down years by their standards, even going so far as to fire head coach Lane Kiffin at the end of September after the...

10 Best Pac-12 Games of 2013

By Braden Gall, 10 months 2 weeks ago
The 2013 college football regular season had distinct and unique character. The No. 2 team in the nation didn’t lose every weekend like in 2007. And one player didn’t captivate the nation like Cam Newton in 2010 or Johnny Manziel last fall.Every major conference race — and some of the smaller ones as well — came down to the final weekend, and, in some cases, the final...

Pac-12 2013 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Braden Gall, 10 months 3 weeks ago
The 2013 season will be an extremely memorable one for Pac-12 fans. New coaches Sonny Dykes and Mark Helfrich had very different debuts out West. The Pac-12 North turned out to be one of, if not the, best divisions in college football and first place was handled like a hot potato for the better part of a month. A group of second-year coaches lit up the night sky in the Pac-12 South each weekend...

Washington or USC: Which Program Made the Better Coach Hire?

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 3 weeks ago
The Pac-12 is a conference on the rise, and the league was strengthened during this year’s coaching carousel. Washington hired Chris Petersen away from Boise State to replace Steve Sarkisian, who left to take over at USC.Boise State had success in the years prior to Petersen taking over, but the California native guided the program to new heights, including two BCS bowl victories. Petersen...

Grading USC's Hire of Steve Sarkisian: Did the Trojans find the right fit?

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 days ago
After a five-year run as Washington’s head coach, Steve Sarkisian is headed home, as the 39-year-old coach is Pat Haden’s pick to lead USC back to national prominence.Sarkisian was a logical choice to be USC’s next coach. The California native served as an assistant under Pete Carroll and coached for the last five seasons in the Pac-12 at Washington.Did USC make the right hire...

Sarkisian named new USC coach, Orgeron leaving

By Anonymous (not verified), 11 months 2 days ago
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - USC hired Steve Sarkisian as its new head football coach on Monday, tabbing the Washington sideline boss over interim program leader Ed Orgeron in the wake of the Trojans' 21-point loss to crosstown rival UCLA over the weekend.Sarkisian, a top assistant under Pete Carroll at USC prior to his five-year stint with the Huskies, takes over a Trojans' team that...

USC Picks Steve Sarkisian as its Next Head Coach

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 days ago
USC’s coaching search is over. According to Realdawg.com, Washington coach Steve Sarkisian is leaving Seattle for Los Angeles.Sarkisian went 34-29 in five seasons with the Huskies, including an 8-4 mark in 2013.Sarkisian worked at USC under Pete Carroll from 2005-08.  Breaking: Sarkisian taking USC Job http://t.co/FYUO8jMaLw via @247Sports— Realdawg.com (@Realdawg247) December...

The Top Candidates to be USC Trojans' Next Coach

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 3 days ago
(STORY UPDATE: USC Picks Steve Sarkisian as its Next Head Coach) USC finished its regular season with a 35-14 defeat to UCLA, which moved the Trojans’ record to 9-4 overall. USC isn’t sure which bowl game it will play in, but there’s an even bigger question in Los Angeles: Who will be the next head coach?After Lane Kiffin was fired, USC was a team in disarray and just...