There were 34 Pac-12 players selected during the NFL draft, but there will be more than twice that many rookies in NFL training camps this summer. Shortly after the draft ended, the dominoes started falling and those who went undrafted started signing free-agent contracts.
The Pac-12 has 26 of the 98 early entrants in the NFL draft. That's impressive. Some players are locks to get drafted. Others might have jumped the gun a bit and find themselves on practice squads or brushing up on their Canadian.
Within the USC football program there are certain players for whom the term "Trojan Family" means just a little bit more. Such has long been the case for right tackle Kevin Graf, who grew up with a father, Allan, who won a national title for the Trojans in 1972 as an offensive guard and a brother, Derek, who started on the line for USC in the 2003 Orange Bowl victory over Iowa.
about 955 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
LOS ANGELES -- While a majority of the attention is focused on USC's astounding football turnaround -- specifically the audition and future of interim head coach Ed Orgeron -- almost lost in translation has been the performance and future of the Trojans assistant coaches.
Five things to watch for USC against the California Golden Bears (noon PT): 1. No let-up: The Trojans picked up an emotional victory last week on the road at Oregon State and next week will be a prime-time showdown in the Coliseum against No.
about 994 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
WeAreSC staffers discuss last week's game and Saturday's matchup with Cal. What was most impressive part of USC's victory against Oregon State? Garry Paskwietz: I thought it was the way the Trojans physically controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.
LOS ANGELES -- With the USC Trojans' sudden dearth of tight ends due to injuries suffered in the Notre Dame game, it was out of desperation that junior walk-on offensive tackle Nathan Guertler was converted to tight end, and the results couldn't be more satisfying.
LOS ANGELES -- A look at the positives and negatives from USC's 19-3 victory over Utah on Saturday. THREE UP 1. USC defense: The USC defense put together its most complete outing in more than a month, forcing four first-half turnovers and limiting Utah to 201 yards of total offense.