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USC Trojans: Pat Haden gives Lane Kiffin the oddest endorsement of the season

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Less than a week ago, I mused about whether USC head coach Lane Kiffin's job was in trouble after their debacle at Arizona last Saturday. The loss was an ugly one that knocked the Trojans out of contention for anything but the Pac-12 title and maybe an at-large BCS berth ...

Iowa Hawkeyes: Kirk Ferentz’s seat is rapidly warming

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

It turns out the Indiana-Iowa clash this Saturday might actually be a meaningful football game in several ways. Kirk Ferentz's Hawkeyes are a very mediocre 4-4 on the season, and a loss to Indiana would all but end Iowa's shot at bowl eligibility. The Hawkeyes would need to win two ...

Illinois Football: Should Tim Beckman be fired already?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The Illinois Fighting Illini football team isn't doing so hot. Currently, the team is 2-5 and coming off a 31-17 loss to Indiana at home. In 2011, former head coach Ron Zook's final season, the Illini were 7-6 and made a bowl game. The current situation would put any coach on ...

Steve Spurrier takes shot at Dabo Swinney, confirms Marcus Lattimore is alive

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore's knee injury Saturday made national news not just for the cringe-worthy video but also for the outpouring of love from celebrities, professional athletes, fans and even coaches of USCe's in-state rivals. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney's praise for Lattimore was unexpected but very nice of ...

USC Trojans: Could Kiffin be fired?

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

I know, I know, it's such a knee-jerk thing to say, and normally this is a rhetorical device in which I would set about disproving that this is a knee-jerk thing to say. Instead, I'll just embrace it. The USC 39-36 loss to Arizona on Saturday was nothing short of ...

BCS playoff details aren’t exactly encouraging

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Back in June, the Bowl Championship Series announced it was switching formats beginning in 2014 to a seeded, four-team playoff with participating teams picked by a committee a la the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments. This was great news for everyone who hated the current BCS format and thought ...

NFL: San Diego Chargers accused of using illegal stickum on MNF

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

As if blowing a 24 point lead to a division rival, on the road, on Monday Night Football, heading into the bye week wasn't bad enough, an equipment manager for the San Diego Chargers was allegedly caught by the game official trying to take some kind of sticky substance onto ...