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Super Bowl Shows Value of Losing

John Tamny sees a conservative lesson in Pete Carroll's comeback

(Newser) - The Seahawks' dominance last night put Pete Carroll "in an elite circle of the all-time greatest football coaches," but he wasn't always held in such high esteem, writes John Tamny at Forbes . "Failure made Pete Carroll." Carroll, you'll recall, was fired after just one... More »

LeBron Asks About NFL Free Agency

He was probably joking though... right?

(Newser) - With the lockout officially cutting into the NBA season , would LeBron James consider suiting up for the NFL? Probably not, but the King is definitely stoking speculation. Last week his highness donned his pads and practiced with the Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary high school team, then tweeted that it “... More »

USC Hit With 2-Year Bowl Ban

NCAA doles out harsh penalties on Reggie Bush no-nos

(Newser) - The NCAA threw the book at storied Southern California today with a two-year bowl ban, four years' probation, loss of scholarships and forfeits of an entire year's games for improper benefits to Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush dating to the Trojans' 2004 national championship.The report, following a four-year investigation,... More »

Tennessee's Lane Kiffin Set to Take Over as USC Coach

34-year-old led Vols for just 1 year after short NFL stint

(Newser) - Just days after losing football coach Pete Carroll to the NFL, the University of Southern California has hired Lane Kiffin, a former Trojans assistant, away from his head job at the University of Tennessee, sources tell ESPN . Kiffin, 34, led the Volunteers to a 7-5 record in his only season... More »

On Paper, Ohio State-USC Matchup Worthy of the Hype

Fans shelling out $75 for parking passes alone

(Newser) - The hype machine is in overdrive ahead of Saturday’s meeting between Ohio State and Southern Cal, each ranked among college football’s top five teams. Both have seen big-time dramatic matchups in recent years, leading Jon Wilner, in the San Jose Mercury News, to wonder, “will Saturday's showdown... More »

USC's Carroll Flirts With Falcons

Coach leaning toward 'no thanks' to latest courtship, sources speculate

(Newser) - It wouldn't be a high-profile NFL coaching search without an appearance by USC's Pete Carroll—and Atlanta owner Arthur Blank is actively wooing the former Jets and Pats coach, ESPN reports. Blank and Carroll spoke yesterday by phone to discuss the vacancy, but Carroll is expected to turn down the... More »

Trojans Roll in Rose Bowl 49-17

Four Illini turnovers become TDs as frosh McKnight runs wild

(Newser) - Just imagine if the Trojans had played this well all season. No. 6 USC set a Rose Bowl record in total offense and tied the record in points in a 49-17 thrashing of No. 13 Illinois. Freshman Joe McKnight did his best Reggie Bush impression, gaining 170 of his team's... More »

College Players Back Playoff, Pay, USC

SI takes pulse of Division I football; athletes join coaches in picking Trojans

(Newser) - Division I football players want to play for Pete Carroll, possibly because they're picking USC to win the national title. They spend nearly as much time on football as they would on a full-time job, and they'd like to be paid that way. SI polled 119 players (one from each... More »

Trojans Aim for the Top Again

Booty, McKnight boost USC to #1 in coaches' poll

(Newser) - USA Today's coaches' poll puts USC on top of all college football prospects by a resounding margin, presaging yet another championship year—and potentially another Heisman to add to the 3 Heritage Hall has pulled in over the past 5 seasons. Pete Carroll has assembled a nearly flawless squad, and... More »

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