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Past articles by Scott:

USC still looks like second-rate program after mistake-filled dud vs. Iowa

USC coach Clay Helton said "brighter days" are ahead after the Trojans' loss to Iowa in the Holiday Bowl. But the fans will remain skeptical. → Read More

USC expected to promote Keary Colbert to tight ends coach

Former USC wide receiver Keary Colbert is expected to be the Trojans’ tight ends coach next season, according to sources close to the situation. Colbert spent the past two seasons as an offensive q… → Read More

Wolf: Will stellar recruiting class be enough for USC in new-look Pac-12?

Trojans coach Clay Helton has new recruiting competition from incoming hirings Chip Kelly at UCLA and Kevin Sumlin at Arizona. → Read More

Wolf: Does USC coaching staff prefer ‘yes men’ over experienced assistants? – Daily News

For many USC fans, the promotion of administrative assistant Bryan Ellis to quarterbacks coach illustrates that Clay Helton prefers assistants who won’t make waves rather than those who might… → Read More

Wolf: Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield not great in a great game

Flu-like symptoms, conservative play-calling or something else, the Heisman Trophy winner and the Sooners weren’t themselves after halftime and it cost them a spot in the title game. → Read More

Rose Bowl: Georgia defense needs to stop Oklahoma offense

If being in a College Football Playoff semifinal game is not enough to motivate them, this is also the first meeting between Georgia and Oklahoma. → Read More

Wolf: USC needs massive culture change to compete for national title

If Clay Helton seriously wants USC to be a national-title contender, he must first change the culture within his football program. → Read More

Wolf: USC and Clay Helton still not ready for prime time

Column: USC slipped a notch in 2017 and Clay Helton is responsible. → Read More

Arizona State Gives Pac-12 basketball much-needed boost

Arizona State’s 12-0 start is no mirage. More on the Sun Devils, plus a quick tour of Pac-12 Conference men’s basketball. → Read More

Wolf: Five burning questions for USC basketball heading into Pac-12 play

USC might be best served by turning the page on an uneven nonconference performance and focusing on Pac-12 Conference play, which starts Friday night against Washington at the Galen Center. → Read More

Wolf: Mater Dei quarterback JT Daniels expected to enroll early at USC

Mater Dei quarterback JT Daniels, the Gatorade national player of the year, plans to reclassify so that he can leave high school early and enroll at USC, according to a source within the USC footb… → Read More

Wolf: USC needs to rediscover discipline against Ohio State

If the Trojans don’t learn to play to the whistle instead of celebrating tackles or big hits early, they could find themselves getting embarrassed by a talented Ohio State team in the Cotton … → Read More

Wolf: USC drops recruits as Signing Day approaches

Clay Helton has been ruthless during recruiting season. → Read More

Wolf: Pac-12 needs to become as ruthless as the SEC

USC and Washington are each playing in a New Year’s Six bowl game, but the Pac-12 needs to make major changes if it wants a national champion. → Read More

Oklahoma plays Georgia in CFP semifinal at Rose Bowl

No. 2 Sooners, led by QB Baker Mayfield, take on No. 3 Bulldogs on Jan. 1 for right to play in College Football Playoff title game. → Read More

Wolf: USC athletic director Lynn Swann gives Clay Helton show of support

“We’ve got a head coach we’re going to keep,” he says after USC’s Pac-12 title game victory over Stanford, adding that he wants “to follow the model of the Pittsburgh Steelers. They’ve had th… → Read More

Wolf: Would a USC victory in Pac-12 title game ease friction facing the program?

A victory in Friday’s Pac-12 title game would please USC coach Clay Helton, his players and a portion of the fan base, but would it impress Athletic Director Lynn Swann and some of the progra… → Read More

Wolf: Here are 10 things USC needs to fix to beat Stanford

USC had extra time to prepare for Stanford and address its shortcomings against UCLA. The easy part was identifying the problems because the Trojans made enough mistakes that night that fans refrai… → Read More

Wolf: Which USC will show up for Pac-12 title game?

Stanford has improved (and made a switch at quarterback) over the course of the season, while the Trojans have remained erratic week to week. That adds intrigue to a conference final in which USC i… → Read More

Wolf: Pac-12 championship game only lacks national title implications

Stanford should be a more competitive opponent for USC than Washington State would have been, but the Cardinal will be on short rest after playing Notre Dame six days earlier. Still, Stanford coach… → Read More