Back where USC belongs [Dan Weber]: "USC is starting out where they were always expected to be -- and now they're back -- for starters, anyway."
Pac-12 Media Day: Steve Sarkisian [Keeley Eure]: "USC head coach Steve Sarkisian addresses the media on the main stage at Warner Brothers Studios at Pac-12 Media Day."
Steve Sarkisian still not feeling the love at USC [Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times]: "The only position at which USC is scary thin, some say, is head coach. Steve Sarkisian won nine games his first season but fell the Cumberland Gap short of winning everyone over."
Sarkisian, USC determined to finish what they start in 2015 [Michael Lev, The Orange County Register]: "For USC and its coach, Steve Sarkisian, much of the talk Friday was about finishing. Specifically, finishing games in a winning manner, something the Trojans too often failed to do last season – and something they must do this season to meet the massive expectations surrounding the program."
USC aims to sack Oregon, regain Pac-12 throne [Ted Miller]: "Is USC back -- this time for real? -- and not like the last time it was the preseason media darling in 2012, when the Trojans spiraled to a 7-6 finish."
Steve Sarkisian takes shot at Oregon's uniforms, Ducks respond by pointing out 0-5 record vs. UO [Ben Sherman, The Oregonian]: " So when head coach Steve Sarkisian was asked Friday about the Trojans' recruiting approach he (paraphrasing) said it's all about substance over style for USC."