Here are five takeaways from the Trojans 55-6 victory over Arkansas State in the season opener at the Coliseum. 1. Nice to have depth again After several seasons of reduced roster depth due to NCAA sanctions, the Trojans took advantage of increased depth by substituting early and often while rarely seeing any drop-off in production.
The Trojans wrapped up fall camp over the weekend, and here are some of the key takeaways from the practice sessions. Quarterback: There aren't too many teams around the country that can boast a QB depth chart as solid as the Trojans; in fact the only one probably resides in Columbus, Ohio.
National signing day, and the build up to it, is as close as Texas and Texas A&M get to actual football competition these days, to see who will in fact "run this state." Well, right now it's neither school.
about 246 days ago | Travis Haney | NCF On The Trail
1. USC cornerback Adoree' Jackson being named the Pac-12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year is a very deserving honor. Jackson made an immediate impact for the Trojans and gained attention for the job he did in just his second game while covering Stanford senior Ty Montgomery.
about 308 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
The Hail Mary pass at the end of the first half turned the game around. Maybe it also turned around USC's season. The wildly unexpected, looping, 48-yard prayer of a spiral from Cody Kessler to Darreus Rogers in the end zone Saturday night changed the entire complexion of an otherwise sluggish evening.
LOS ANGELES -- For USC freshman cornerback Adoree' Jackson, the introduction to big-time college football didn't take long. In only his second college game, Jackson found himself matched up on several plays last Saturday against dynamic Stanford receiver Ty Montgomery, an experienced senior who, at 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, had a distinct size advantage over the 5-foot-11, 185-pound freshman.
about 390 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans