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 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 11, 2014

Football Playoff Committee Was Clumsy But Got It Right

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The committee that settled on the four teams who’ll play in the first College Football Playoff got it right at the finish. But this distinguished group created...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 27, 2014

It's The Jim Mora Era At UCLA

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor I'm old enough to remember Red Sanders' impact when he coached football at UCLA. And the dynasties of John McKay and Pete Carroll at USC, among others. In this city...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 11, 2014

Haden Fined $25,000; Sarkisian Takes the Blame

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It’s been quite a start to USC’s football season. In the first game, before 76,000 in the Coliseum, new head coach Steve Sarkisian introduced a go-go offense that...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 4, 2014

SURPRISE: USC SOARS WHILE UCLA STRUGGLES

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports editor The first weekend of the college football season brought a surprise to fans in Los Angeles. A heralded UCLA team looked ordinary in a 28-20 victory at Virginia, which...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 7, 2014

Former Trojan Kiffin Becomes Alabama Assistant

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor With the college football season coming up, Lane Kiffin is my topic for the day. A brief resume: Kiffin has been head coach with the Oakland Raiders and with...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 23, 2014

An NFL Failure? Not Pete Carroll

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Speaking to several members of the media recently, the subject came up of outstanding college football coaches who had failed in the NFL. Lou Holtz was high on that...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 16, 2014

Much-Maligned BCS Provides Classic Finale

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Until Monday night, Texas' comeback win over USC in 2006 was considered the greatest championship game in the 16-year history of the Bowl Championship Series. But in...

 
 Sports    January 9, 2014

UCLA Football Is Thriving; Coach Is Staying

When several National Football League coaching openings became available last week UCLA's Jim Mora Jr. was prominently mentioned. His response was to say thanks but no thanks. Mora has concluded two s...

 
 Sports    December 5, 2013

USC Hires Sarkisian As Football Coach

USC hired former Trojan assistant Steve Sarkisian as its head football coach Monday. Sarkisian was head coach at the University of Washington the last five years, compiling a 34-29 record, including...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    December 5, 2013

Former Coach Neuheisel Gave UCLA Hundley

Former UCLA head football coach Rick Neuheisel was probably one of the most satisfied people in America after UCLA beat USC 35-17 Saturday night. Neuheisel recruited Brett Hundley three or four years...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    December 5, 2013

New USC Coach Must Recruit Remaining Players

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor There hasn’t been a lot written about this, but I’ve been told there are an unusually high number of USC undergraduate football players eligible for the NFL...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 28, 2013

NEWS BULLETIN-USC Hires Sarkisian As Football Coach

USC hired former Trojan assistant Steve Sarkisian as its head football coach Monday. Sarkisian was head coach at the University of Washington the last five years, compiling a 34-29 record, including...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    November 28, 2013

UCLA Loss Gives Arizona State South Title

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter The Arizona State Sun Devils will be playing in their first Pac-12 Championship, game as they defeated UCLA at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, 38-33. The Sun Devils go...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 14, 2013

Will USC Keep Orgeron? Maybe

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor After USC routed California Saturday, scoring 62 points, I began hearing from Trojan fans who asked the same question. They wanted to know if Ed Orgeron has a chance...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 14, 2013

USC, Now An Underdog, Tries To Recover

USC, Now An Underdog, Tries To Recover Can this really be happening? USC, so dominant on the football field in the recent past, enters the 2013 season trying to recover from a dismal year. Not only...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 7, 2013

Respect Builds For UCLA Football

Respect Builds For UCLA Football When the Pac-12 Conference football media day was held at the Sony Studios in Culver City last week the biggest news was UCLA being picked to win the conference’s...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    November 4, 2009

West LA Wins In Football

West Los Angeles College won its first conference football game of the season Saturday by stopping Santa Barbara on a two-point conversion try on the final play. The Wildcats won, 42-40 and now have...

 
 Sports    September 17, 2009

West LA Gets Defensive in 27-12 Win

West Los Angeles College’s defense proved to be the difference in a non-conference 27-12 victory over Moorpark College last Saturday. The Wildcats, who lost their opener to Glendale, evened their record at 1-1. West LA’s defense did not allow a...

 
 
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