Darnold changes football outlook

It is amazing what a star quarterback and an aggressive, blitzing defense can do for a football team. There is no better evidence of this than USC’s win on Saturday night against the visiting Arizona State Sun Devils. While not perfect, the Trojans came out of the Coliseum with a victory against a quality opponent. […]

QB change means little without discipline

USC is not a bad team, but its 1-2 record is not an ideal situation. In their two losses to No. 1 Alabama and No. 7 Stanford, the Trojans were outscored 79-16. They scored one touchdown between the two games. You can’t really expect to win games — especially in the Pac-12 — by only […]

Redshirt freshman Sam Darnold takes over as USC’s starting quarterback

Redshirt freshman Sam Darnold will replace redshirt junior Max Browne as USC’s starting quarterback, head coach Clay Helton announced after Monday’s practice. Helton attributed the decision to wanting to change up the offense after its struggles earlier in the season. “When you’ve scored one touchdown against Stanford and Alabama, I wanted to see a spark […]

Max Browne named USC’s starting quarterback

After a close competition that lasted into fall camp, redshirt junior Max Browne held off redshirt freshman Sam Darnold to claim the USC starting quarterback job, head coach Clay Helton announced on Saturday. Browne, who waited three seasons, finally has his chance under center. But the odds-on favorite to win the position faced an unexpected […]