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Four Trojans make Lombardi Award watch list


Sophomore linebacker Dion Bailey, senior center Khaled Holmes, senior defensive end Wes Horton and sophomore linebacker Hayes Pullard were named to the preseason watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award, the Rotary Club of Houston announced Monday afternoon. The award is presented each year to the best lineman or linebacker in college football. Last year’s winner […]

Three Trojans added to Nagurski Award watch list


Three USC players were named to the preseason watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Award, the Charlotte Touchdown Club and Football Writers Association of America announced Thursday morning. The award is annually given to the best defensive player in college football. Sophomore linebacker Dion Bailey, senior safety T.J. McDonald and junior cornerback Nickell Robey were […]

Khaled Holmes among 51 named to Rimington Trophy watch list


Senior center Khaled Holmes has been named to the Rimington Trophy preseason watch list, the Rimington Trophy committee announced Tuesday. The award, which is annually given to the best center in college football, will be presented in December. Fifty-one players were named to the watch list for the 2012 season, including five players from the […]

Barkley among four Trojans named to Maxwell Award watch list


Senior quarterback Matt Barkley, sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee, senior tailback Curtis McNeal and junior wide receiver Robert Woods have been named to the Maxwell Award watch list, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday. The four USC players named to the list is more than any other school. Arkansas, Clemson and Oklahoma each have three […]

Core of freshmen bring back memories


Defense — it’s been a trademark of USC football. Sure, we always hear about Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush and Mike Williams, the high-powered offenses during those years when former USC coach Pete Carroll was around. Those Trojans’ teams boasted some of the most electrifying players in the nation. Though the Trojans sported one of the […]