An up-and-down sophomore season and competition from Anthony Sarao could have made Lamar Dawson fold. But the junior middle linebacker rose to the challenge this spring.
With the spring game Saturday, the USC Trojans will wrap up another spring practice season. Unfortunately, they have as many questions now as when spring started.
Kevin Graf is the last of an offensive line legacy at Southern Cal, which is why he's savoring his final season and preparing to make it a memorable conclusion.
With several USC recruits and targets having gone quiet before signing day, it's hard to tell if that's a good or bad sign for the Trojans.
Lane Kiffin is looking to live up to his reputation as a strong recruiting closer in the final week before signing day
Steve Bisheff laments that the lasting image we will get of one of the most endearing student-athletes in USC history will be televised shots of Matt Barkley standing on the sideline.
In his final high school game, USC linebacker recruit Michael Hutchings helped perennial national power Concord (Calif.) De La Salle win its fourth consecutive state title.
Su'a Cravens had a glorious high school career at Vista Murrieta (Calif.) High School, but the USC commit was unable to grab a second consecutive CIF title in his final game.
Southern Cal quarterback commit Max Browne is expected to break the state of Washington career passing yards record in his final game before he moves on to the next level.
USC linebacker commit Michael Hutchings was struck last year by his team's emotions after winning the state championship last season -- and wants to feel it again.
With Michael Hutchings setting a July 1 date for his college announcement, his visit to USC's Rising Stars Camp June 26-27 looms large.
After an uncharacteristic 8-3 season a year ago, Gardena (Calif.) Serra 2014 recruits Dwight Williams and Adoree' Jackson want to bring the Cavaliers another championship.
Senior cornerback Isiah Wiley starred in a spring game that saw the defense make its case for a little of the same attention usually paid to the Trojans offense.
Several big recruiting events are about to turn up the heat in California, and USC will be keeping a close eye on its commits and targets.
When the BCS redrafts its postseason plan for the 2014 season, it should bring back the significance of New Year's Day to help reverse falling ratings and interest.
USC makes final pitch during last official visit weekend; Zach Banner to announce college choice on Monday.