2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
1st in Pac 12 - South
James Snook/USA Today Sports
1dTed Miller

Mailbag: Unhappiness from the under-hyped

Pac-12 reporter Ted Miller says Washington State and Utah are the league's sleeper teams and explains his fourth-place ranking of the Cougars.

Adoree' Jackson flips out (0:19)

Will Helton have a successful tenure?

How will the Trojans start the season under their new head coach Clay Helton? Plus, Travis Rodgers and Brian Kamenetzky talk about Pac-12 media day and the upcoming season.

Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire

USC suspends CB Langley for opener vs. Bama

USC has suspended Isaiah Langley for the season opener against Alabama. The Los Angeles Times reports he was arrested in May at a fraternity party and is expected to enter a diversion program.

USC's Adoree' Jackson appreciates snap limit (2:08)
ESPN Stats & Info

Toughest September schedules

Auburn is one of three teams who will play three top-15 opponents in September, according to ESPN's Football Power Index.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

USC's Clay Helton said new offensive coordinator Tee Martin would call all of the plays this season. Helton called the plays last season as interim coach and would then lean on Martin on third down. "The best staffs I have been on have been the staffs that communicate after the series are done to make the adjustments," Helton said. The Trojans will remain no-huddle until the end of games in critical moments.

Phil Murphy ESPN Video 

USC junior Adoree' Jackson tells me coach Clay Helton's mantra is "Leave Hollywood behind and bring your lunch pails to work."

Phil Murphy ESPN Video 

USC OT Zach Banner says he weighed 387 pounds at last year's bowl game. He says he checks in now at 342. He said an ideal playing weight is 330-350 pounds.

Phil Murphy ESPN Video 

USC coach Clay Helton says junior Adoree' Jackson will have a "pitch count" of 75-80 plays this season. He said the 99 snaps for which Jackson was on the field against Notre Dame last season was too many. Since, Helton says he receives offensive, defensive and special teams snap totals for Jackson after every quarter.

Phil Murphy ESPN Video 

"In my 21 years, he's the most complete coach I've been around." - USC coach Clay Helton on offensive coordinator Tee Martin Helton says Martin is "the next Mike Tomlin," an elite, up-and-coming coach who's destined for a major job in the near future.

Phil Murphy ESPN Video 

USC coach Clay Helton is piling compliments on the Alabama coaching staff in advance of their Week 1 meeting in Arlington, Texas. "They don't miss assignments; they're where they're supposed to be. They get their butts to the ball on defense. And on offense, Lane [Kiffin] is among the most talented offensive minds in the country. "The game is in slow-motion to him. His in-game adjustments are amazing. If you ever hear his patented whistle (whistles), you know he's about to change the play."

AP Photo/John Raoux
9dSarah Scrivens

Pac-12 places nine on Doak Walker watch list

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey and Oregon's Royce Freeman are among nine running backs from the Pac-12 to make the Doak Walker Award watch list.


Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC coach Clay Helton said Adoree' Jackson's performance at the Olympic Trials will help for when he faces high-pressure situations on the football field.


Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

USC's Adoree' Jackson is the antithesis of the kid who specialized in one sport and hopes kids today aren't forced into specialization.


Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

Few players will hold court at media days better than USC OT Zach Banner, who is always amusing and insightful. Here he talks about what he sees on film from Alabama, the Trojans marquee season opener.


David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

USC's Adoree' Jackson says he will try for the Olympics again in 2020. His short-term goal now that the Rio games didn't pan out: the Heisman Trophy. Jackson says that he'll play DB, return kicks, and participate in spot action on offense this year.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC coach Clay Helton will name the starting quarterback -- Max Browne or Sam Darnold -- after 18 practices. That will give the team two weeks to prepare with an official starter before opening the season against Alabama.

Team Stats

Passing Yards273.531st
Rushing Yards176.261st
Points For35.131st
Points Against25.957th

ESPN Fan Shop Powered By

  • Nike Men's USC Trojans Cardinal/Gold Team Issue Performance PoloShop

  • Nike Men's USC Trojans Cardinal Football Icon Legend T-ShirtShop