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PODCAST: The Max Browne vs. Sam Darnold Debate

USC head coach Clay Helton announced Monday that the quarterback competition between Max Browne and Sam Darnold will continue into August. With a Week 1 date against defending national champion Alabama looming, and the Trojans facing their first quarterback change in three years, one can understand the diligence. But what should USC’s next step be? […]


What Alabama Represents For USC

Alabama football means different things to different audiences: rivals. SEC champion. National champion. Perennial power. College football’s standard bearer. To those within the USC football program, Alabama means something else for the next 4.5 months. “It is a special game. We all know that. We look forward to the opportunity,” head coach Clay Helton said […]


#TBT: Pat Haden to Lynn Swann

Pat Haden has experience passing things off to Lynn Swann. USC’s outgoing athletic director Haden quarterbacked the Trojans in 1973, the same year Lynn Swann capped his college career with an All-America performance. 714 of Haden’s 1,832 yards when to Swann that season, and nearly half of his touchdown passes — 6-of-13 — Swann caught. […]


5 For Friday: Harbaugh Not The First to Bring Hate to Rivalries

Jim Harbaugh’s latest target of Twitter derision surpassed the barbs lobbed when SEC coaches criticized Michigan’s satellite camps. But when Harbaugh responded to misinterpreted comments Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith made regarding the Wolverines’ spring break trip to Florida, the head Michigan Man’s retort went beyond playful pot-stirring. Harbaugh got personal and mean when […]


Q&A: New Coordinators Set for Success

Numerous head coaching changes around college football beget new coordinators in new locations. In this week’s CFB Huddle Q&A, I’ll give you my new coordinators set up for the most success in their first year. I also had a lot of fun envisioning a sixth power conference. A LOT of fun. Perhaps a little too […]


Reggie Miller Airballs Going After USC

Former NBA superstar Reggie Miller is no stranger to controversial comments and he’s back at it again, this time with the University of Southern California athletic program. Miller’s sister, Cheryl, was an all-time great for the Trojans from 1982-86. Her list of accomplishments could fill a room, and she was certainly a pioneer for women’s […]


College Football Has No Room For A Leicester City

As the final seconds of the 2015 Barclay’s Premier League season ticked away, supporters of Leicester City watched with glee as the Foxes punished the soon-to-be-relegated Queens Park Rangers by a score of 5-1. Though the day brought victory at home, it was the previous week’s road 0-0 draw that really sent the fans celebrating […]

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PODCAST: The State of USC Football

It’s a new year, and USC football heads into 2016 with a new head coach, new starting quarterback and largely new staff. Joining host Josh Webb to discuss the state of USC football is Paolo Uggetti, sports editor and USC beat reporter for Josh and Paolo break down USC’s outlook for the coming season, […]


It’s Hard Out Here for Coordinators

Coordinators operate as college football programs canaries-in-the-coal-mine, or Uncle Elmer’s trick knee just before a tornado. Abrupt dismissal of a coordinator often suggests impending trouble, or damage control amid ongoing turmoil. The relatively short shelf-life of most coordinators is reflective of today’s win-now college football landscape, albeit at warp-speed. This week alone, four programs coming […]


#WellActually, Here Are The All-Bowl Team Omissions

The Associated Press did a nice job with its All-Bowl Team. Seriously! No one included on either offense or defense jumps out as an egregious selection. The AP includes highlights for each of its selections at its home site, but here’s a brief snapshot: ALL-BOWL TEAM OFFENSE • QB Bram Kohlhausen, TCU • RB Leonard […]