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0-0, 1st in Pac 12 - South
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Haden: Sarkisian decision in best interest of USC

USC AD Pat Haden said he had "thoughtful conversations" with medical professionals and that "a lot of careful thought was given" before deciding on a course of action for coach Steve Sarkisian.

Luginbill: Sarkisian 'made a colossal error' in judgment (1:21)
20hMatt Hinton

Grantland: College Football Cram Session Preview: 2015 Power 5 Conference CliffsNotes

College football is back! If you’ve been too busy to keep pace with our full season preview, or just lost track of time during the most interminable offseason in sports, don’t worry: We’ve got your back. Consider this your conference-by-conference cram session, outlining the least you need to know about the Power 5 leagues to get back up to speed before Thursday's kickoff.

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20hGerry Hamilton

Freshmen refreshers: 2015 RBs to know

USC's Ronald Jones and Florida's Jordan Scarlett are among freshman RBs who could play big-time minutes this year.

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22hKevin Gemmell and Erik McKinney

QB Future Rankings: How Stanford stays ahead in the Pac-12

In ranking each Pac-12 program based on its strength at the quarterback position from current day and projecting out to 2017, it's clear Stanford is best at doing its homework.

USC's final two games are league's best

The two best games in the Pac-12 this season fall at the end of USC's schedule. Which game tops our list? Top Pac-12 games

Kanell: 'Cody Kessler is going to have a huge year' (1:42)

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Q: "If you were Pat Haden, would you suspend Steve Sarkisian?" A: "If I were Pat Haden with Desmond Howard's soul, yes," Howard responded.

4dGarry Paskwietz

USC freshmen who could make an impact

Here are USC's true freshmen who could be in line for immediate playing time based on what we’ve seen in fall camp:RB Ronald Jones: With a weaving running style and the patience to wait for open holes, Jones made it a habit to break off big chunks of yardage while showing good speed.

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Too soon to start Heisman watch? Never. Ezekiel Elliott, Trevone Boykin, Cody Kessler and Nick Chubb top the ESPN Experts' Poll this preseason.

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4dGreg Katz

Questions remain for Sarkisian, Trojans

There is a rather chilling scene in the horror classic “The Exorcist” in which little 12-year-old Regan, her body being invaded by evil, cries out, “Mother, make it stop!

USC to be tested mentally (1:31)
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Committee watching Trojans

The USC Trojans are hoping to make their first appearance in the College Football Playoff this season. The selection committee will be watching two of their games very intently. Which matchups are they?

5dMatt Hinton

Grantland: Reverse Engineering a Champion: Five Traits That the Last 10 College Football Kings Have Shared — And What That Tells Us About This Year’s Favorites

Ohio State looks like a champion in the making … but what does a modern college football champion look like, exactly? To answer that, we unearthed five common traits that the past 10 champions have shared, and then attempted to identify which of this year's 15 front-runners check the most boxes. OSU and UCLA fans, you're going to like what you see. TCU fans, run.

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