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NFL draft prospects: USC at the NFL Combine


The dog days of spring — so-called because of the lack of football — are upon us. But, for the die-hard fans out there, there’s still something to keep you going through the long, gameless weeks: The NFL draft. Several Trojans are in the mix this spring, and through the East/West Shrine Game, the Senior […]

Raising the bar


Stafon Johnson’s return to football comes full circle with bench press performance at the NFL Combine.

Confidence is behind Johnson’s success


There are a lot of things wrong with the world. A lot of things. The list is just about endless. The country of Haiti is in dire straits after a devastating earthquake. The American economy is stuck in a prolonged rough patch. Unimaginable suffering continues in countries like Burma and Sudan. But, at the risk […]

Seniors get a chance to shine one last time


Somewhere in the world, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound man is probably smiling. At the same time, dozens of people much smaller are smiling as well. The cause for joy is the same, but the reasoning is completely different. Why? Tomorrow is the Senior Bowl, the Super Bowl of scouting (until the NFL Combine next month). The […]

Mays’ shift to NFL a difficult proposition


Congratulations on a stellar four-year career with USC, Taylor Mays. Now go ahead and play the opposite of your trademark style. That’s essentially the message that the Trojans’ star safety has been receiving this week as he practices for Saturday’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Even though it’s difficult to glean too much from an […]

Johnson’s return to the field remarkable


The day that nobody thought would come is upon us. Well, almost nobody. “The day I had a doubt would have been the day I failed as a person,”  former USC running back Stafon Johnson told the Press-Register in Mobile, Ala. last week. “I knew I’d be back.” For the first time since carrying a […]