Sophomore punter Kris Albarado was named the Pac-12 special teams player of the week on Monday following a strong showing in USC’s 17-14 victory over Utah State. Albarado averaged 35.4 yards per punt and played a key role in keeping the Aggies on their side of the field. Five of his seven attempts landed within […]
For all of his detractors who grumble about his predictable, cautious play-calling, no one can accuse USC head coach Lane Kiffin of not thinking outside the box in other ways. Of course, a great deal of that thinking has been controversial and not exactly aboveboard. News broke just last week that NCAA will institute, for […]
A fake extra point gone awry in the first quarter of USC’s 50-6 victory over Colorado last Saturday serves as just the latest example of the Trojans’ alarming lapse in judgment when it comes to showing common courtesy for opponents. Allow me to clarify. When USC lined up for the extra point with the score already […]
The former walk-on started a mentoring program and has gone on several service trips.
Once an unheralded walk-on, Kyle Negrete has earned a scholarship and respect.
The highlight of Saturday’s spring game did not involve football. It wasn’t the touchdown that senior quarterback Matt Barkley threw to sophomore receiver Marqise Lee in the corner of the end zone. It wasn’t the pair of interceptions that senior cornerback Isiah Wiley made either. No, it happened when the Trojans stood around with their […]
President Monish Tyagi said the university’s students are defined by a push to do better.
When USC nearly faltered to Arizona on Oct. 1 at home, a number of defensive issues overshadowed whatever strides its offense had made. It marked the first time in school history it had given up more than 40 points in consecutive games. The 37 first downs allowed also marked a program first. But more than […]
Following victories over Minnesota and Utah in weeks one and two, USC prepares to host Syracuse, a team it hasn’t faced since 1990, at the Coliseum on Saturday. Sophomore linebacker Marquis Simmons was in street clothes and a neck brace after being injured in the Utah game. But he appeared in good spirit, as he […]
USC coach John Baxter has led a re-evaluation of special teams, vowing to play the best players.