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Spring game was just for show


On Saturday, as the start time for USC’s spring game grew closer, play had already begun in Tuscaloosa, Ala., where the Alabama offense sputtered in its first spring game under new offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin. Over 2,000 miles away from here, the Crimson Tide failed to score an offensive touchdown until midway through the third […]

Helton is key to the Trojans’ success


USC junior wide receiver Nelson Agholor has made making people shake their heads — be it opposing players, coaches or fans — a habit during his two-year career at USC. He has big-play ability and explosiveness that few can match and, similar to former teammate Marqise Lee, watching him run with the ball in his […]

Agholor takes home special teams honor


On Monday, USC sophomore wide receiver Nelson Agholor was named the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week following Saturday’s record-breaking performance in the punt return game that led to the Trojans’ 62-28 victory over Cal. The Tampa, Fla. native tied a Pac-12 record for punts returned for touchdowns in a game (two) by taking […]

USC blows out Cal for 10th straight win over Bears


With Stanford looming on the schedule next week and California possessing a powerful passing attack, Saturday’s matchup between USC and the Golden Bears seemed like it might be a potential “trap game” for the Trojans. But an explosive first half that featured two punt returns for touchdowns from sophomore wideout Nelson Agholor quickly dispelled that […]

Kessler shows he’s the man for the job


When handicapping Arizona State’s three-way quarterback competition last fall, most onlookers narrowed their gaze to strong-armed sophomore Mike Bercovici and fleet-footed freshman Michael Eubank. Redshirt junior Taylor Kelly only entered the discussion as the safe, yet altogether vanilla, fallback — a game manager who could split the difference between the other two quarterbacks’ strengths. Coming […]