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.
LOS ANGELES -- With the recent season-ending ACL injury to Kenny Bigelow, a talented redshirt freshman defensive tackle, it makes a USC Trojans fan ponder which players on offense and defense head coach Steve Sarkisian cannot afford to lose?
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.
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.
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.
Sophomore tailback Javorius "Buck" Allen was named team MVP at the annual end-of-season banquet held Friday night at USC's Tutor Campus Center Ballroom. The award winners: Most Valuable Player: Allen Most Inspirational Player: outside linebacker Devon Kennard Trojan Way Leadership Award: Kennard, linebacker Hayes Pullard Linemen of the Year: center Marcus Martin (offense), defensive end Leonard Williams (defense) Perimeter Players of the Year: Allen and wide receiver Nelson Agholor (offense), cornerback Josh Shaw and safety Dion Bailey (defense) Special Teams Player of the Year: fullback Soma Vainuku Service Team Players of the Year: quarterback Conner Sullivan (offense), linebacker Nick Schlossberg (defense) Jack Oakie Rise and Shine Award (longest run): Allen (80 yards vs.
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LOS ANGELES -- A look at the positives and negatives from USC's thrilling 20-17 victory over No. 4 Stanford on Saturday. Three up 1. Andre Heidari Having nearly lost his kicking job earlier in the season and having a less-than-memorable outing last weekend against California, Heidari's fortunes appeared to be spiraling downward when his PAT attempt sailed wide right in the first quarter against Stanford.
LOS ANGELES -- It shouldn't be this difficult. When you have a defense playing as well as USC's is this season, it shouldn't be losing to Washington State and having to struggle to a hang-onto-your-fingernails victory over Utah State, both at home, no less.
Here are some selected quotes from USC head coach Lane Kiffin's Sunday night conference call following the Trojans' 17-14 victory over Utah State. On USC's defense and special teams: "I think that the highlight of the game was the play of our defense and our special teams at times.