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  • USC falls from the Times' Super 16 college football rankings

    USC falls from the Times' Super 16 college football rankings
    USC (at Ft. Sumter) replaces USC (at Ft. Figueroa) in the Super 16. The University of Southern Chickens lucked out when Georgia Coach Mark Richt opted not to hand the ball off to star tailback Todd Gurley inside the Gamecocks' five-yard line. That's...
  • College football mailbag: UCLA, USC ... and the 'Beverly Hillbillies'

    College football mailbag: UCLA, USC ... and the 'Beverly Hillbillies'
    Each week during the college football season, national analyst Chris Dufresne will burn a timeout to answer questions and exchange opinions. You can email him at chris.dufresne@latimes.com and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes. You really think...
  • Oregon tops Rankman's Super 16 rankings

    Oregon tops Rankman's Super 16 rankings
    People make such a fuss about preseason rankings but really, what's the big deal? Like any good coach at halftime, it's all about adjustments. So what if South Carolina was ranked No. 8 in the first Super 16* poll and Texas A&M, criminally, wasn't...
  • USC opener is a Sark easy one for new coach

    USC opener is a Sark easy one for new coach
    The swatch of cardinal flew down the sidelines, arms pumping, feet skipping, play card flapping. In Saturday's brilliant homecoming parade, Steve Sarkisian was the prettiest of floats. He hugged helmets, smacked shoulder pads, leaped into the thick...
  • College football back with new look, attitude

     College football back with new look, attitude
    College football spent the last eight months in therapy, facing its flaws and refining its goals. It returned in earnest Thursday night after a transformative and tumultuous offseason new and improved, more honest about where the sport is headed and open...
  • College football on TV this Saturday

    College football on TV this Saturday
    Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping: MORNING Penn State vs. Central Florida, in Dublin, Ireland 5:30 a.m., ESPN2 Celebrate...
  • In the matter of USC's Josh Shaw, a leap of faith falls flat

    In the matter of USC's Josh Shaw, a leap of faith falls flat
    We so badly wanted to believe it. During a time when so many of our football players are running the streets creating chaos, we so badly wanted to believe in the one who jumped from a balcony to save a life. This was not a football player who...
  • Josh Shaw controversy at USC poses early test for Steve Sarkisian

    Steve Sarkisian tried to smile, but it didn't come easy, the sweat beading on his forehead as he cooked in a campus patio chair while wearing a USC hoodie on a warm August afternoon. "And it's only Tuesday," Sarkisian said with a grin. There were...
  • College football: Let's judge what happens on the field

    The time has come to stop talking and start playing. Let the sweet sound of a referee's whistle mercifully replace the pound of a judge's gavel. It's time for wish lists and check lists: Out-of-the-box Thursday features a not-too-shabby lineup of...
  • Oregon is No. 1 in The Times' 'Super 16' countdown

    Acknowledging that college football's new four-team playoff could someday inch toward a larger basketball-style tournament, we finish our 'Super 16' countdown, with No. 1 Oregon: The race for championships, trophies and recruits will continue unabated,...
  • The Times' Super 16 college football countdown: No. 11 USC

    The Times' Super 16 college football countdown: No. 11 USC
    Acknowledging that college football's new four-team playoff could someday inch toward a larger basketball-style tournament, we continue our Super 16 countdown, with No. 11 USC: What Steve Sarkisian is trying to do in his first year at USC should not...