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Trojans’ depth issues will be costly


Though a contradictory figure of speech by definition, oxymorons infiltrate our everyday language. We have the tried-and-true cliches — overused literary paradoxes like “deafening silence” and “sweet sorrow.” We also spread them unwittingly at every turn, with common verbiage such as “act naturally” and “dull roar.” After scanning the 2013 football depth chart released last […]

Practice notes: Wednesday


· Various players were in yellow-no-contact jerseys, including redshirt freshmen linebackers Dion Bailey and Hayes Pullard, as well as senior tailback Marc Tyler. Sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods participated briefly but did not practice the rest of the day, putting his availability for Saturday in jeopardy. · The defense placed an emphasis on conditioning today […]

Spring rings in hope for Kiffin and Trojans


The torrential rains of the last few days have not been a coincidence. They are a clear message from the college football gods, who know spring practice begins today: “We’re watching you.” USC is near the midway point of paying for its “sins” — and I use that word loosely, considering all the inconsistent rulings […]