After what seems to be an early start to the season, things will get tough for the Trojans starting on Sept. 28, when a three-game stretch att Arizona State, home for Arizona and at Notre Dame kicks off.
Though the Trojans might benefit if Florida State releases the star 2013 linebacker from his letter of intent, they know what kind of moral dilemma FSU coach Jimbo Fisher is facing.
When USC defeated Alabama, 42-21, as the first fully integrated team playing the Crimson Tide in the South, it changed the course of college football forever.
In October, 'Carmageddon' could be coming to the Coliseum, if USC hosts Arizona on Thursday, Oct. 10, in the middle of L.A. rush hour.
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?
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.
Ed Orgeron has spent 27 years coaching football, but until this spring he had never directed a 5-2 defense. Now he's learning on the fly and loving it.
Touted safety Su'a Cravens and the six other early enrollee freshmen are already showing great promise for the USC Trojans.
Spring reflections as the USC Trojans wrap up the 2013 spring practice sessions.
Following in the footsteps of Ronnie Lott and Matt Grootegoed, freshman safety Leon McQuay III is learning fast and making a big impact.
Marcus Martin is taking the adjustment from left guard to center in stride, getting as much mentoring as possible from Khaled Holmes.
UCLA fired highly successful basketball coach Ben Howland because he didn't fulfill championship expectations. What could that mean for USC's Lane Kiffin?
Max Tuerk started games at tackle and guard as a true freshman last fall. He was named the starting center before spring practice and is learning on the fly.
New linebackers coach Mike Ekeler is learning the Trojans' new 5-2 defensive alignment while he's fitting into a new program.
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.