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Moving ahead along with Barkley, Trojans


It’s far too fitting that I’m writing my last column for the Daily Trojan on the first day of the 2013 NFL draft. As I watch Matt Barkley, Robert Woods, T.J. McDonald and others hear their names called over the next few days, I can’t help but remember all the times I interviewed them on […]

Trojans’ secondary a growing concern


Someone is the hero and someone is the goat in spring practice. Someone enjoys success at another’s expense. And through three weeks of spring ball for USC, that message largely rings true. At present, the Trojans’ collection of receivers is playing the role of hero. The receiving corps shined during Saturday’s 52-play scrimmage at the […]

USC defense must blend old with new


Every year, across the country, the same thing happens: Schools hire a new head football coach or new assistants. Once spring practice starts, the new schemes and playbooks that each new coach brings are proclaimed to be so much better than those that came before. Sure enough, early returns on new USC Defensive Coordinator Clancy […]

Kiffin ignoring biggest problem


Spring practice is right around the corner. Matt Barkley, Robert Woods, Khaled Holmes and Nickell Robey are making the rounds at the NFL Combine. This should be a period of positive thoughts and new beginnings for Trojans both past and present.   Instead, the focus of USC football continues to be on a recurring topic […]

Football team needs a new group of leaders


It’s been more than two weeks since USC finished its disastrous 2012 season. But the news just keeps getting worse. On Wednesday, ESPN Los Angeles reported that sources told them a fight took place after the Trojans lost to Georgia Tech 21-7 in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31. An anonymous player said the scene […]