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Trojans annually dominate NFL draft

Tailback U? USC should probably call itself NFL U. It might actually be more accurate. The NFL’s annual scouting combine began Tuesday in Indianapolis, where the country’s best talent will meet in hopes of raising its draft stock. Seven Trojans will participate in the combine, among them offensive tackle Matt Kalil, defensive end Nick Perry […]

Matt Kalil prepares for NFL combine

Former USC left tackle Matt Kalil gears up for the 2012 NFL draft amid rumors of a top-10 draft pick. Kalil, who elected to leave USC a year early in favor of a career in the NFL, begins training at the scouting combine today with roughly 320 other professional potentials. He follows in the footsteps […]

Left tackle Matt Kalil to enter NFL draft

USC junior left tackle Matt Kalil has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2012 NFL draft, the school announced Friday. Kalil, who did not allow a sack last season, is projected by several scouting services to be the first offensive tackle selected in next April’s draft. “The decision to leave USC after […]

Game rewind: UCLA

The set up: USC, fresh off a monumental win in Oregon the week before, played host to its crosstown rival UCLA for the city championship. Technically, the Pac-12 South Division title was on the line. While the Bruins had already clinched their status as south “representatives” because of the Trojans’ bowl ban, an upset of USC and they would […]

Four burning questions: UCLA

No. 10 USC (9-2, 6-2) closes out the 2011 campaign against crosstown rival UCLA (6-5, 5-3) after an emotional 38-35 victory over then No. 4 Oregon. The Trojans have defeated the Bruins in 11 of the last 12 meetings, and UCLA has not won at the LA Coliseum since 1997. Can Robert Woods make a […]

Interior play has lifted young Trojans this year

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 […]