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  • No apologies for defending Steve Sarkisian, Pat Haden

    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. Unbuckling the...
  • USC fans shouldn't blame Steve Sarkisian for latest losses

    USC fans shouldn't blame Steve Sarkisian for latest losses
    USC fans have the answer for everything wrong in the world today — "Blame Sark." The Trojans should change their horse's name from "Traveler" to Roy Rogers' lesser-known backup mount: "Hair-Trigger." No one weeps for Steve Sarkisian because he...
  • USC goes down the same dark road in loss to Utah

    USC goes down the same dark road in loss to Utah
    Again? Beaten at the final, devastating ticks of the clock again? Beaten by their own reckless confusion again? Beaten not only on the scoreboard, but through the heart again? Three weeks after losing a game on a Hail Mary pass, the USC football...
  • College football: What games to watch Saturday on TV

    Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping: MORNING Texas (3-4) at No. 11 Kansas State (5-1) 9 a.m., ESPN It took Kansas State...
  • Arizona, Utah have shifted the balance of power in the Pac-12

    Arizona, Utah have shifted the balance of power in the Pac-12
    Utah lost at home to lowly Washington State earlier this season and Arizona needed 36 fourth-quarter points to defeat California, a team that went 1-11 last year, on a Hail Mary pass. So you might ask: When did the Utah and Arizona coaches get fired?...
  • Getting inside the college football playoff system

    Getting inside the college football playoff system
    All I can say after spending a day in Texas portraying USC Athletic Director Pat Haden is: "Fight on! We [retroactively] did it!" Exhuming positive USC news from 2008 was not in the plan upon being granted a one-day membership on the College Football...
  • Thrilling season makes it tough to predict college football's playoffs

    Thrilling season makes it tough to predict college football's playoffs
    Notre Dame was the last program you thought would screw up a simple throw and catch. The Fighting Irish didn't invent the forward pass, but certainly modernized it during a 1913 game against Army. Gus Dorais and Knute Rockne practiced all summer while...
  • Notre Dame-Florida State is key game in first four-team playoff season

    Notre Dame-Florida State is key game in first four-team playoff season
    Notre Dame (6-0) at Florida State (6-0) promises to be terrific surround-sound theater with a circus-like atmosphere. Jameis Winston alone could fill three rings and maybe clean up after the elephants. It is a morality play, on a macro level, with...
  • Mailbag: SEC is playing by its own set of rules

    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 Unbuckling the...
  • Pac-12 football is halfway to ... what?

    The halfway point of a brand new season, with a brand new system, has prompted plenty of questions. We'll start in the Pac-12 Conference with Stanford and ask: •What if Dr. Condoleezza Rice's favorite team knew how to close out games?...
  • SEC's West division has nation's (and pollsters') undivided attention

    SEC's West division has nation's (and pollsters') undivided attention
    The SEC West is truly remarkable. It is 90% dominance, which is to be admired, and 10% snake charmer. No man behind a curtain has worked levers more deftly. The Southeastern Conference's glamour division not only has five or six (or seven?) of the...