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USC Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 2 weeks ago
USC was one of college football’s biggest disappointments last season. The Trojans were picked as a top-five team in the preseason but finished 7-6 and closed out the year with three consecutive losses.Although USC was a major disappointment, there’s still plenty of talent in Los Angeles, and coach Lane Kiffin could have the Trojans back into contention for a Pac-12 South title in...

College Football's Top-10 Darkhorse National Title Contenders

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 2 weeks ago
Predicting college football's national champion is never an easy task. In addition to combing through schedules, returning starters, players lost and statistics, there are several factors impossible to account for. Injuries and luck will have a major impact on the 2013 season - and neither can be projected. Most of college football's national title winners will come from within...

Pac-12 Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2013

By Athlon Sports, 8 months 2 weeks ago
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2013, Athlon asked coaches in the Pac-12 to talk anonymously...

College Football's Best and Worst Logos

By Braden Gall, 8 months 2 weeks ago
Brand image is a massive part of modern 21st century business and college football is big business.Signature uniforms like Michigan’s winged helmet, picturesque monuments like Lake Washington in Seattle or historic personalities like Bear Bryant help separate one team from the next in the college football with clarity. Fans identify with these brand images and it helps build...

College football's pivotal players: The Pac-12

By David Fox, 8 months 3 weeks ago
USC is used to having prolific quarterbacks. Stanford is used to big-time tight ends. UCLA is used to productive running backs. And Oregon State can usually count on its defensive tackle position to hold its own.In 2013, all four of those positions are in question. Key players at those position groups could help determine if their teams win their division or more.In our ongoing series of pivotal...

College Football Bowl Projections for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although some believe there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in. And considering how long the offseason is, maybe 35 bowl games isn't too many after all. With college football's new playoff format coming with the 2014 season, this...

Pat Haden: Lane Kiffin is NOT on the Hot Seat

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 3 weeks ago
Most of college football’s preseason hot seat coach rankings list USC coach Lane Kiffin at the top or in the top five. But if you believe athletic director Pat Haden, there’s no reason for Kiffin to worry about his job security.In a video posted by USC, Haden details the state of USC football, which is especially important timing with Pac-12 Media Days coming up on Friday.During...

College Football 2013: Ranking the Pac-12's Logos

By Braden Gall, 9 months 2 hours ago
Brand image is a massive part of modern 21st century business and college football is big business.Signature uniforms like the Bruins or Trojans of Los Angeles, picturesque landscapes in Seattle and the Bay Area or historic mascots like Colorado's Ralphie help separate one team from the next in the Pac-1w2 with clarity. Fans identify with these brand images and it helps build value...

Lane Kiffin's Last Stand at USC

By Athlon Sports, 9 months 1 day ago
There are two ways to look at the fallout of Lane Kiffin’s decision to include more contact in USC practices this spring.On the one hand, the 20 players ruled out for the Spring Game are evidence that even when the coach tries to do something to improve his team — toughening it up by staging more physical practices — it backfires. Dude is just plain unlucky.On the other hand,...