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  1. O.J. Simpson's football legacy lives on

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- In recent weeks, so much attention has been paid to the anniversary of the infamous O.J. Simpson car chase and the ensuing "Trial of the Century" that one might forget No. 32 was once one of the greatest USC Trojans. Despite Simpson...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  2. Are the Trojans mentally tough enough?

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- For USC Trojans football fans, this summer is a bit different from the previous four now that the NCAA sanctions have mostly subsided. There is a reasonable sense of optimism and anticipation that the upcoming college football season c...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  3. What jersey numbers mean at USC

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- In today's college football industry, a jersey number bring huge monetary gains for the university, can provide an emotional recruiting strategy, a motivational tool for coaches and players and could hold a player's legacy through the ...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  4. Plotting a USC road strategy

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - You've just received your master's, a significant pay raise, and your cardinal-and-gold football yearnings are to take in a USC football game on the road in 2014. The problem is that you can't decide which game will provide the most ban...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  5. Trojans football trivia challenge

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - With spring football out of the way, you're bored out of your cardinal and gold minds and a Sudoku puzzle is about as challenging as trying to figure out why Alabama's Nick Saban really hired Lane Kiffin. So here is a little USC footbal...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  6. Bell rang true, and was one of a kind

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- The late Ricky Lynn Bell, the No. 1 overall NFL draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1977 and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, is perhaps the most extreme of the famed USC Trojans tailbacks, just by the style and no-...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  7. USC's fab five in NFL draft

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - When the "Fab 5" label is used, it generally refers to the 1991 Michigan basketball recruiting class that included Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King, Juwan Howard and Ray Jackson. However, when it comes to USC football history -- ...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  8. Marqise Lee a 'fit' for the Eagles?

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- Recently I was with my significant other, and she endorsed the idea of taking in Kevin Costner's latest sports flick, "Draft Day," a story that revolves around pro football's version of selective service. Even ESPN's Chris Berman an...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  9. Tober, other walk-on WRs fill vital role

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- At San Clemente (Calif.) High in 2011, Christian Tober lived the football life that many high school players only dream about. As a senior, Tober's accomplishments included honors such as Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, All-CIF...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  10. Position changes big part of USC success

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- With spring football launching Tuesday at USC, one of the focal points of Steve Sarkisian's staff will be the evaluation of players with the option for position changes, which could include player movement from offense to defense or vi...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  11. Centers of attention

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- They are a special cardinal and gold fraternity that few can claim membership, yet their contributions have helped the USC football program to seven national championships in the modern era. Ever heard of the names Larry Sagouspe, D...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  12. USC searches for next intimidator

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- With spring practice approaching, the new Trojans football staff will be looking for the kind of performer that sends a message to the other team, an intimidator if you will. New Trojans defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox will, no ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  13. It's tough to be right on schedule

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - Like spin doctors on a political campaign, there are different-colored cardinal and gold lenses being worn when trying to analyze and predict outcomes on the 2014 USC football schedule. For the past couple of seasons, the early touti...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  14. Should Jackson and 5 go together?

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - One could make a strong case that the most feared jersey number in all of high school football in 2013 was No. 21, worn by consensus All-American Adoree' Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Serra), the superstar wide receiver/corner, who signed hi...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  15. Sarkisian shines on first USC signing day

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- USC Trojans first-year coach Steve Sarkisian stepped to the recruiting class of 2014 home plate on Wednesday and proceeded to wallop asigning day homer, bringing home Adoree' Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Serra), John "Juju" Smith (Long Bea...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  16. Signing day surprises not a good memory

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - With college football's national letter of intent day on Wednesday, USC fans are holding their collective breaths that those schoolboy legends who have publicly committed to the Men of Troy or those rumored to be "silent commits" or "le...

    Blog | February 03, 2014