An offseason of scapegoating, finger-pointing and holding everyone besides USC head coach Lane Kiffin accountable continued last Friday. USC fired running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu in a stunning move apparently one month in the making. For those keeping score at home, USC has now nudged out four assistant coaches this offseason. In response to the […]
Following last year’s 56-48 triple overtime loss to Stanford, I thought the Coliseum public address announcer might as well cue the Jaws theme music. After maneuvering his way to the three-yard line in the third overtime, senior tailback Curtis McNeal fumbled into the end zone, and Stanford linebacker A.J. Tarpley recovered the football to seal […]
Having voluntarily or forcibly exhausted their eligibility, several players from 2011 will get a chance to shine in front of scouts.
CUSHING, TEXANS ADVANCE IN PLAYOFFS Former USC linebacker Brian Cushing has led the Houston Texans to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Cushing, during his career as a Trojan from 2005-2008, was an All-American and All-Conference performer. He was also a finalist for the Butkus Award in 2008, given annually to the […]
The USC senior class, though lacking star power, anchored an inexperienced roster.
Tailback Marc Tyler discusses his last game as a Trojan.
In the impossible task of giving credit where it is due after a hard-fought football game, offensive and defensive lines have begun to attract a bit more attention than they have historically. As the sport continues to change, the need for solid linemen has become glaringly apparent — no matter what type of formation a […]
The Trojans top the Ducks for the first time since 2008, holding off a late surge.
Despite dealing with injuries this season, USC could have all its starters back on Saturday.
How will USC’s secondary hold up? With junior safety T.J. McDonald suspended by the Pac-12 for the first half of the game, the Trojans will likely start two reserves at the safety positions. Sophomore cornerback Nickell Robey has emerged as one of the best cover corners in the country, but the lineup change might present […]