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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 […]

Trojans annually dominate NFL draft


Tailback U? USC should probably call itself NFL U. It might actually be more accurate. The NFL’s annual scouting combine began Tuesday in Indianapolis, where the country’s best talent will meet in hopes of raising its draft stock. Seven Trojans will participate in the combine, among them offensive tackle Matt Kalil, defensive end Nick Perry […]

Marquee signings mean little for 2012


For a lot of college football fans, Wednesday was the beginning of a new season. Yes, signing day often signifies the start of greatness or the start of a downward trend for teams, whether they play in the SEC, the Big-10 or the Pac-12. Signing day has become a nationwide phenomenon. ESPNU started its coverage […]

Playing it safe gives Trojans a chance


One of the moments from last Thursday’s showdown between USC and California — one which will only continue to reinforce outdated notions — remains a fourth-down play in the opening minutes. Facing a fourth-and-goal from its eight-yard line on its first drive of the game, USC lined up in a rather unusual formation and quickly […]

Practice Notes: Sept. 15


The Trojans concluded their final practice of the week Thursday, as they prepare for Syracuse. Instead of a full-field scrimmage, USC focused on its play inside the red zone. USC has only scored on four of its six red zone attempts.  Meanwhile, its opponents are a perfect five for five. Although the offense has struggled […]