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  1. Clay Helton back in a familiar role

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- In approximately 48 hours, Clay Helton will once again walk down the famed Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum tunnel to be the eyes and suggestion-maker for another new USC Trojans head football coach. Helton, however, still, hasn't forg...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Changing offensive tradition?

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - First and foremost, I'll admit that as a college football aficionado, the heart that resides in my chest is that of a traditionalist. There is just this warm and fuzzy feeling when I see USC's offense line up in some sort of resemblance...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  14. Sark vs. Pete -- the epic debate begins

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- If you're a USC fan, you've already heard the news that Washington has hired highly successful former Boise State head coach Chris Petersen as its new head football coach, replacing the departed Steve Sarkisian, who left the Emerald Ci...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  15. Crossing town and crossing family ties

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- As the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins prepare for the 83rd renewal of college football's greatest crosstown rivalry, there are reminders everywhere that coming from a "split family" can test the house-divided patience of even the most tig...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  16. Orgeron gives Trojans a new voice

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- The legendary voice behind the energy and passion of USC Trojans football is now the main voice and interim head coach, providing a shaken team in dire need of enthusiasm, energy, and love. Needing a replacement for the departed Lan...

    Blog | September 30, 2013