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“Tailback U” label is a thing of the past


In USC’s most recent practice Tuesday, senior running back Curtis McNeal broke off a long run down the sidelines. He broke a couple of tackles along the way and sped down the field, giving the Trojans a reminder of how he ended last season. McNeal ran for more than 1,000 yards, and given the fact […]

Trojan success starts on the track


Speed kills. Just ask the rest of the Pac-12. Over the years, the conference has been known for high flyers, the deep pass and lots and lots of points. Then, Chip Kelly came to Oregon and things changed. Speed wasn’t the only attribute that mattered; raw athleticism combined with speed was the only way to […]

Marqise Lee earns MVP of practice


The announcement took all of 30 seconds to say, but the ramifications are still being felt. Ever since senior quarterback Matt Barkley declared his intention to return to school for his senior season on national television, USC has been lauded as the preseason favorite to win the national championship. When the “experts” talk of such […]