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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. A lesson to be learned from Sanchez

    Greg Katz

    As the USC Trojans resume spring practice on Tuesday and the quarterback competition starts to heat up between incumbent junior Cody Kessler and redshirt freshman Max Browne, a rather cold dose of future reality was dumped on the back burner of both ...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  5. Drevno ready to start his dream job

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- When word of new Trojans offensive line coach Tim Drevno was first announced by head coach Steve Sarkisian, it was received with both thunderous applause and a sense of mystery. Why would Drevno leave the highly successful San Franc...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  6. What to expect from day 1 of spring ball

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- Tuesday marks the beginning of the Steve Sarkisian era on Howard Jones/Brian Kennedy Fields. It will be a festive day and you expect the following on the opening of spring ball: " While the rest of the nation attempts to thaw out, i...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Decisions, decisions, decisions for Trojans

    Greg Katz

    From now until fall practice, first-year USC Trojans coach Steve Sarkisian will be making decisions that not only affect his team and program but the general perception of the proceedings. Here's a list of 10 items that Sark has addressed or will add...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  9. What happened to tradition?

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- A great oracle once said the difference between a young person and an old person is that a day in the life of a young person seems like a week and a week in the life of an old person seems like a day. That great oracle obviously mis...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  10. 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
  11. USC's youth movement on coaching staff

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - Judging by the physical youthfulness and charismatic exuberance of USC coach Steve Sarkisian's assistant coaching staff, the Trojans' famed, off-campus fraternity row on 28th Street might need to construct one more Greek house. Sarki...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Orgeron states his case; what's next?

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- Upon Team USA's historic hockey upset of the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympic Games, legendary announcer Al Michaels delivered these famous, emotionally charged words, "Do you believe in miracles?" After the Trojans' dramatic 20-17 ...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  14. New defense appears to be better fit

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- It would be like comedian Adam Sandler playing George S. Patton, Barbara Streisand singing Lady Gaga or Paul McCartney replacing Mick Jagger as the lead singer in the Rolling Stones. Sometimes things just don't fit, as was the case ...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Is Lee USC's most electrifying WR ever?

    Greg Katz

    Over the decades, the USC Trojans have produced a large number of standout wide receivers, but only a few could actually be classified as truly electrifying. A current name that immediately comes to mind is junior wide receiver Marqise Lee, a cons...

    Blog | May 30, 2013