The USC Trojans came out in helmets and shorts on Friday and took part in a practice session that head coach Steve Sarkisian said mirrored what the team's Thursday workouts will look like during the season.
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 789 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
Here's a look at some of the major offseason storylines for a USC linebacker corps that, under the direction of a new position coach in Peter Sirmon, performed at a high level this spring as a key piece of the puzzle in defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox's 3-4 multiple-front scheme.
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.
Determined to find a greater level of success against those uptempo, spread offenses that have shredded USC in recent years, Clancy Pendergast was brought in this past offseason by Lane Kiffin to replace his father, Monte Kiffin, as the team's defensive coordinator.
The Trojans arrived home in Los Angeles on Sunday morning in a good position. Coming off a satisfying 49-27 victory over Colorado, USC extended its win streak to five games and an overall 6-1 record under interim coach Ed Orgeron.
about 973 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
Five things to watch for USC in the upcoming game against Utah: Injuries: The long list of injuries for the Trojans is mind-numbing these days and three more players were lost for the season this week; linebacker Lamar Dawson (knee), tailback Justin Davis (ankle) and offensive guard Jordan Simmons (knee).
about 1004 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
Change is in the air at USC as Ed Orgeron wraps up its first week as the interim head coach of the Trojans. In an effort to pump more energy into the team, Orgeron implemented a series of changes designed to shift the fortunes of a team that had been playing inconsistently through the first five games of the season.
about 1022 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans