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2015 Schedule
8-6, 1st in Pac 12 - South
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2dKevin Gemmell

Clay Helton knows USC needs more than just talent

With his team facing one of the most difficult schedules in the country, Clay Helton is stressing toughness -- physical and mental -- for the Trojans.

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4dChris Low and Adam Rittenberg

The heat is on: Ten games with the highest stakes in 2016

Some will have playoff implications. Some feature a team that needs to finally shut up its rival. Others might save a coach's job. Here are the games that have a little extra meaning in 2016.

Today in the archives: Reggie Bush at USC (1:13)
Inside the Matchup: Alabama vs. USC (2:24)
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6dKevin Gemmell

Projecting the Pac-12's 1,000-yard rushers

Which Pac-12 schools are likely to feature a 1,000-yard rusher in 2016? Oregon, Stanford, USC and Washington are among the strong bets.

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6dKC Joyner

The seven best teams with no hope for the 2016 CFP are ...

Ohio State, USC and Ole Miss all have huge plans for a 2016 College Football Playoff run. But those three schools are part of a seven-team block that's good, but not good enough, for the CFP.

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6dErik McKinney

Sights and sounds: The Opening Oakland

Uncommitted QB Jack Sears took center stage in Northern California and nine earned invitations to The Opening Finals.

Will Browne be USC's man?

Max Browne is the leading candidate for USC's starting job, and he certainly has waited his turn. Don't count out redshirt freshman Sam Darnold, though, as the mammoth season opener against Alabama looms. Ranking QB battles (Insider)

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11dKevin Gemmell

Ranking the Pac-12's Week 1 games

Likely the most intriguing game nationally in Week 1, USC will face defending national champion Alabama in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 3.

Trojan foursome on Kiper's list

Underclassman JuJu Smith-Schuster will be the most sought-after USC product come draft time next year (assuming he declares). Which Trojans will also be coveted by NFL teams next spring? Top offensive players for 2017 draft (Insider)

Trojans offense looking good for 2016

Every offensive starter except QB Cody Kessler returns for USC in 2016. Ultimately, USC's offensive success depends on its QB's development, but the Trojans have the experience and depth elsewhere to be among the top offenses in the nation. Top offenses for 2016 (Insider)

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