LOS ANGELES -- Almost everyone agrees that a reconstructed and heavily scrutinized offensive line will be key to the USC Trojans' success this season. The responsibility for this unit rests with new offensive line coach Tim Drevno.
The WeAreSC staffers discuss various topics related to the opening of USC Trojans fall camp practices next Monday. Who will have the biggest camp impact? (offense/defense) Garry Paskwietz: Steve Sarkisian says this will be a physical run-first offense and that should mean plenty of opportunities for Buck Allen to establish himself early as a critical piece of the system.
about 642 days ago | Garry Paskwietz, Johnny Curren and Greg Katz | USC Trojans
No position group at USC entered the spring surrounded by more uncertainty than the offensive line. With the key losses of Marcus Martin, Kevin Graf, John Martinez and Abe Markowitz, a new position coach in Tim Drevno, and the offense transitioning into Steve Sarkisian's up-tempo, shotgun-based attack, no one knew quite what to expect.
As the countdown to the college football season inches closer - with less than 100 days to go before the season opener - that means it's time for the annual rite of passage known as the summer workouts.
about 705 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
LOS ANGELES -- USC head coach Steve Sarkisian took his turn on the phone on Thursday during the Pac-12 football coaches teleconference, revealing that among his biggest concerns for the Trojans heading into the fall is finding the right combination along the offensive line.
LOS ANGELES -- USC Trojans true freshman offensive left guard Toa Lobendahn stood in the west end zone of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and wondered if he had really started in the annual spring game on Saturday in front of 17,500 tanning, cardinal and gold-clad fans.
LOS ANGELES -- They observe in jerseys, and for those who can, they participate in controlled spring conditioning drills, walk-throughs, and mental preparation. Some even walk the steep steps of the Coliseum from bottom to top and back down again.
WeAreSC staffers give opinions on topics related to Trojans football: What storyline will you be most interested to follow in spring ball? Garry Paskwietz: I'll be watching to see how the defense begins to take shape under new coordinator Justin Wilcox.