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USC hires coach Lincoln Riley away from Oklahoma

Nov. 28, 2021 22:27 PM EST

Southern California desperately wanted a marquee head coach after more than a decade of underachievement and embarrassment. The Trojans landed one of the biggest, brightest names in the game. USC hired Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley on Sunday in a stunning...

Pac-12's head coach vacancies are likely to grow

Nov. 23, 2021 18:50 PM EST

There have been 14 coaching changes at the FBS level this season. Three of those were in the Pac-12, with Washington, Washington Sate and USC all dismissing their coaches in the midst of the regular season. And there's reason to believe that number could grow before the...

USC hopes break will lead to defensive improvement vs UCLA

Nov. 18, 2021 19:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California needed a break. “You get into a grind,” defensive coordinator Todd Orlando said. “You push into the middle of November, whether you’re a coach or whether you’re a player, it can beat you up quite a bit.” ...

No. 14 BYU looks to avoid letdown against Georgia Southern

Nov. 18, 2021 13:34 PM EST

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Coach Kalani Sitake made sure No. 14 BYU got in some time to rest during last week’s bye. The Cougars also practiced a couple of times with an emphasis on fundamentals like blocking and tackling. Now he is emphasizing that BYU (8-2) can’t...

USC QB Jaxson Dart to make debut start in UCLA rivalry game

Nov. 17, 2021 16:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Growing up in northern Utah, Jaxson Dart obviously couldn't acquire a full appreciation of what makes Southern California's rivalry with UCLA so good. The Trojans' 18-year-old freshman quarterback realizes he's about to get a crash course in the...

Oregon State, UCLA going bowling after long droughts

Nov. 16, 2021 15:56 PM EST

For the Bruins and the Beavers, well, it's been a while. Both UCLA and Oregon State are bowl eligible this season, ending extended droughts without a postseason appearance. The Beavers (6-4, 4-3 Pac-12) haven't played in a bowl since 2013 — that's...

White's 2 TDs helps Georgia Southern beat Texas State 38-30

Nov. 13, 2021 20:18 PM EST

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Jalen White ran for two touchdowns and Georgia Southern snapped a four-game losing streak with a 38-30 victory over Texas State on Saturday night. White carried the ball 10 times for 82 yards. He had a 19-yard touchdown run in the second...

College football coaching carousel spinning faster than ever

Nov. 12, 2021 05:02 AM EST

Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt was trying to balance the needs of the program with the needs of its current players. When considering an in-season coaching change, they are not always one and the same. Hocutt, as eight other ADs overseeing major college...

Outside of Oregon, it's a rocky season for the Pac-12

Nov. 09, 2021 18:49 PM EST

Just about any sort of win in the Pac-12 is cause for fans to rush the field in celebration these days. In Boulder last weekend, the backers of the struggling Colorado Buffaloes stormed the turf after beating a five-win Oregon State team on homecoming. In Tucson, the...

White runs for 202 yards, Arizona State beats USC 31-16

Nov. 07, 2021 10:29 AM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A fox ran onto the field at Sun Devil Stadium, leaped over a wall and scampered up the steps before hiding under a seat. It returned about a minute later around the 10-yard line, dodged a few workers and sprinted up a ramp out of sight. Rachaad White...