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NFL draft prospects: USC at the NFL Combine


The dog days of spring — so-called because of the lack of football — are upon us. But, for the die-hard fans out there, there’s still something to keep you going through the long, gameless weeks: The NFL draft. Several Trojans are in the mix this spring, and through the East/West Shrine Game, the Senior […]

USC’s NFL hopefuls will find success


Rating the NFL Draft Combine prospects for the USC Trojans is a risky exercise — heck, rating the prospects of any draft hopeful is mired in speculation. But one can’t help but wonder how a certain player might perform at the next level. The Trojans have seen their share of NFL successes (Troy Polamalu, Brian […]

Trojans come up short against rival Bruins


Heading into the 83rd meeting between crosstown rivals USC and UCLA, the focus of the game was mainly on the Trojans and interim head coach Ed Orgeron, with many viewing the game as Orgeron’s opportunity to firmly announce himself as the frontrunner to take over as USC’s permanent head coach after the season’s end. By […]

Defense leads Trojans to rout of Utah


Despite playing with an injury-depleted roster, USC defeated Utah 19-3 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum behind a dominant defensive performance. The Trojans forced four turnovers and limited the Utes to just 201 yards of total offense. Heading into Saturday’s game, the team adopted the mantra “Step up” in response to its growing list of […]

USC fends off Aggies, Keeton in defensive battle


In a game of wasted offensive chances caused by poor special teams play on both sides, USC played excellently on defense and did just enough on offense to claim its third victory of the season in a sloppy 17-14 win over visiting Utah State. A slew of penalties and missed opportunities prevented the Trojans (3-1) […]

Monte Kiffin and young USC defense hit stride in 2011


As the sixth-ranked USC Trojans enter the offseason, players, coaches and fans have a lot of things to remember from the 2011 season. Junior quarterback Matt Barkley threw a conference-record 39 touchdown passes, sophomore receiver Robert Woods and freshman receiver Marqise Lee totaled more than 1,000 yards receiving and, best of all, the Trojans went […]

USC hits field for first fall practice


Senior wide receiver Brandon Carswell caught a deep pass from junior quarterback Matt Barkley, drawing approval from media and family along the sidelines. And it wasn’t the only play that was impressive. As a whole, the USC football team started and finished the first day of fall camp with a renewed energy noticed by the […]