USC AD Pat Haden said he had "thoughtful conversations" with medical professionals and that "a lot of careful thought was given" before deciding on a course of action for coach Steve Sarkisian.
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For the second season in a row, the USC Trojans enter Week 1 prep having to tune out the outside noise.
Of all the calls Steve Sarkisian has made in his brief career as USC's head coach, his decision to relinquish the play-calling duties is the best.
A few early thoughts from some of our writers on possible front-runners for the offensive player of the year.
Heading into Saturday's season opener, position coach Keith Heyward was effusive in his praise of what could be a deep and talented USC secondary.
A few early thoughts on possible frontrunners for the defensive player of the year in the Pac-12.
College football is back! If youve been too busy to keep pace with our full season preview, or just lost track of time during the most interminable offseason in sports, dont worry: Weve got your back. Consider this your conference-by-conference cram session, outlining the least you need to know about the Power 5 leagues to get back up to speed before Thursday's kickoff.
USC's Ronald Jones and Florida's Jordan Scarlett are among freshman RBs who could play big-time minutes this year.
With both of his calves cramping up, ESPN 300 offensive lineman and USC commit Frank Martin II was in obvious pain during a good portion of the second half of Santa Ana (Calif.
In ranking each Pac-12 program based on its strength at the quarterback position from current day and projecting out to 2017, it's clear Stanford is best at doing its homework.
The Trojans released their first official depth chart on Sunday night for the season opener on September 5 against Arkansas State.
USC's final two games are league's best
The two best games in the Pac-12 this season fall at the end of USC's schedule. Which game tops our list? Top Pac-12 games
USC head coach Steve Sarkisian will concentrate more on the overall game; captains are also named for Trojans.
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Q: "If you were Pat Haden, would you suspend Steve Sarkisian?" A: "If I were Pat Haden with Desmond Howard's soul, yes," Howard responded.
The latest edition of the Pac-12 mailbag includes reaction to Josh Rosen being named UCLA's quarterback and coverage of Steve Sarkasian's rant.
Here are USC's true freshmen who could be in line for immediate playing time based on what we’ve seen in fall camp:RB Ronald Jones: With a weaving running style and the patience to wait for open holes, Jones made it a habit to break off big chunks of yardage while showing good speed.
Too soon to start Heisman watch? Never. Ezekiel Elliott, Trevone Boykin, Cody Kessler and Nick Chubb top the ESPN Experts' Poll this preseason.
There is a rather chilling scene in the horror classic “The Exorcist” in which little 12-year-old Regan, her body being invaded by evil, cries out, “Mother, make it stop!
Committee watching Trojans
The USC Trojans are hoping to make their first appearance in the College Football Playoff this season. The selection committee will be watching two of their games very intently. Which matchups are they?
Grantland: Reverse Engineering a Champion: Five Traits That the Last 10 College Football Kings Have Shared And What That Tells Us About This Years Favorites
Ohio State looks like a champion in the making but what does a modern college football champion look like, exactly? To answer that, we unearthed five common traits that the past 10 champions have shared, and then attempted to identify which of this year's 15 front-runners check the most boxes. OSU and UCLA fans, you're going to like what you see. TCU fans, run.
USC Trojans vs Arkansas State Red Wolves
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - Sat 9/5