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USC still has issues on offense


Up until Saturday’s matchup against Notre Dame, the Ed Orgeron era at USC had been all about fun, smiles and desserts. But after watching the Trojans repeatedly shoot themselves in the foot in the final minutes to hand the game to one of their biggest rivals, it was hard for any member of the Trojan […]

Orgeron deserves to shed interim tag


Though I have only been an avid follower of USC football since the Pete Carroll era, I am well-versed enough in Trojan lore to know that our lineage of tremendous running backs extends beyond Reggie Bush and LenDale White to Marcus Allen, Anthony Davis, Ricky Bell and Charles White. Before quarterbacks Matt Leinart and Carson […]

Orgeron has USC living in the now


It started around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, roughly two hours before kickoff. USC coaches, players and players’ family members gathered around midfield at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for a pregame prayer and pep talk, led by interim head coach Ed Orgeron. The purpose, players said, was to emphasize the overarching theme that will drive […]

Secondary remains Trojans’ weak spot


With USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron roaming the sidelines and radiating energy, it certainly felt like the dawn of a new, bright era in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Thursday night. Offensive coordinator Clay Helton helped redshirt sophomore quarterback Cody Kessler turn in arguably the best game of his young career in cardinal […]