One of the most consistent participants in the volunteer throwing sessions that have been taking place this winter at USC has been third-year sophomore quarterback Max Browne, who, along with players such as Cody Kessler and JuJu Smith, help organize the workouts.
It was an important, face-saving kind of moment, a definite stop-the-cardinal-and-gold bleeding kind of game. Forget the fact that a depleted, injury-riddled Notre Dame team was just a shadow of its storied, shake-down-the-thunder self.
Not to put a damper on USC's growing November enthusiasm or anything, but what exactly did that 44-17 bludgeoning of Washington State prove? The honest answer is not much, other than demonstrating that the Trojans are great at beating up on Pac-12 cream puffs.
1. Was the Colorado win the breakout game the USC offense was looking for? Garry Paskwietz: It was definitely the most dynamic game of the season, and I think a lot of USC fans -- and coach Steve Sarkisian -- would describe that dynamic element as the biggest missing piece of the offense to this point so by that standard you can say it was a breakout kind of game.
WeAreSC staffers discuss topics relating to USC's game at Stanford on Saturday. Key to the game Garry Paskwietz: Maintain offensive creativity. One of the brightest spots of the USC victory over Fresno State was how varied and unpredictable the USC offense was, thanks to the game plan put together by Steve Sarkisian and the coaches.
Steve Sarkisian summed up the USC victory with the opening line of his postgame news conference. "That was fun," said the Trojans coach. It had to be a lot of fun to be a part of a 52-13 victory in your first game at the helm of the USC program.
about 229 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
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.
LOS ANGELES -- The football was in the air on Thursday for the USC practice as the Trojans worked a lot on getting downfield in the passing game. As would be expected, Cody Kessler led the way for the offense and looked to be in sharp command with the season little more than a week away.
about 239 days ago | Garry Paskwietz and Johnny Curren | USC Trojans