USC junior fullback Jahleel Pinner hasn't recorded a single carry up to this point in his career, but if the two most recent practice sessions of the spring are any indication, that just might change in the fall.
In Simon and Garfunkel's classic "Mrs. Robinson," the duo asks: "Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you." If the famed singing duo were to change the lyrics of their celebrated song to relate to the 2014 Trojans fullback position, they might croon, "Where have you gone, Sam Cunningham, a Trojans nation turns its lonely eyes to you (Woo, woo, woo).
While the USC passing offense sputtered throughout a good portion of the team's 30-13 victory over Hawaii in Week 1, the Trojans showcased a ground game that was effective from the get-go -- even without the services of veteran ball carriers Silas Redd and D.
If you've read my column over the years, you'll know that I would far prefer to be on a team with a great defense and offensive line and average quarterback, than a team with a great quarterback but not much else.
It has been an eventful month for a number of Trojans who shined during fall camp, particularly for those lesser-known and younger members of the team who took the opportunity to make a major statement with their play.
LOS ANGELES -- The USC Trojans held their final scrimmage of fall camp on Wednesday at the Coliseum and if you were waiting on a resolution to the quarterback battle, be prepared to wait a little longer.
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As the Trojans enter the final week of fall camp, the team held a high-energy practice Monday with players sensing that game week is near. "I feel like we have things going in the right direction," USC coach Lane Kiffin said.
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Back in April, USC Trojans coach Lane Kiffin revealed that he wanted to see more offensive production out of a fullback position that accounted for a total of just 76 combined rushing and receiving yards last season.
LOS ANGELES -- Coach Lane Kiffin put the USC Trojans through several situational drills Sunday to help prepare for game action. "It was a real good day today," Kiffin said. "Maybe not our best day in terms of performance, but we had some good situational work and we can learn a lot from that.
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The Trojans held their first scrimmage of fall camp on Thursday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with a lot at stake for the ongoing quarterback competition. Both quarterbacks had solid performances but nothing that is going to separate one from the other.
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