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  1. Florida connection boosting USC football

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- When the USC Trojans host the Fresno State Bulldogs in their season opener Aug. 30 at the Coliseum, there will likely be five athletes from the talent-rich state of Florida in the Trojans starting lineup -- all of whom could make their...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. For Pete's sake, Carroll remains polarizing

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - Forgive the silent majority of USC Trojans football fans, but for many they aren't quite sure if they're supposed to root for or against former Trojans head coach Pete Carroll in his quest for a Super Bowl championship with the Seattle ...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  7. Holiday Obvious/Not So Obvious

    Greg Katz

    In the spirit of the holidays ... The Obvious Gift for head coach Steve Sarkisian: A 2014 Trojans team that wins the Pac-12 South Division, the Pac-12 championship game, a selection as one of the four teams in the new College Football Playoff, and...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  8. There's plenty of life after USC football

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- For departing USC Trojans football players making that final walk up the storied Coliseum tunnel, it can foreshadow a transition into the NFL, a sports-related career, or an entirely different vocation. For former Trojans uch as Tro...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  9. Projections often can be distorted

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - - While high school talent evaluators were busy this past weekend examining, analyzing, and projecting the future of prospects during the Nike Football Training Camp in Oakland, ESPN's NFL draft guru Mel Kiper released last week his ear...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  10. USC Trojans coach Lane Kiffin could consider two-QB system

    Greg Katz

    That is the question facing coach Lane Kiffin as Max Wittek and Cody Kessler remain even in the team's quarterback competition. Why not play them both in a two-QB system?

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  11. USC Trojans players likely impacted by Matt Barkley draft slide

    Greg Katz

    You can bet current USC players, future recruits and their families monitored and evaluated the draft soap opera of Matt Barkley, who in retrospect probably should have left after his junior season.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  12. Freshman Leon McQuay III is latest USC Trojans hit-maker

    Greg Katz

    Following in the footsteps of Ronnie Lott and Matt Grootegoed, freshman safety Leon McQuay III is learning fast and making a big impact.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2013
  13. Tyler Luatua would join acclaimed USC Trojans tight end history i...

    Greg Katz

    USC has its sights set on local tight end Tyler Luatua. If Luatua stays home, he'd be the latest in long line of Trojans greats at that position.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2013
  14. Tyler Luatua would join acclaimed USC Trojans tight end history i...

    Greg Katz

    USC has its sights set on local tight end Tyler Luatua. If Luatua stays home, he'd be the latest in long line of Trojans greats at that position.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2013
  15. Searching for positives for USC Trojans heading into spring

    Greg Katz

    A lively quarterback competition and the return of the dynamic Marqise Lee are just two things to look forward to with the Trojans this year

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2013
  16. USC Trojans alumni again absent from Super Bowl

    Greg Katz

    For the second year in a row -- but only the fourth time in history -- the Super Bowl will be played without a former Trojans player in uniform.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2013