An up-and-down sophomore season and competition from Anthony Sarao could have made Lamar Dawson fold. But the junior middle linebacker rose to the challenge this spring.
The quarterback battle will continue and freshmen are making their presence felt in analysis of USC's depth chart after spring practice.
USC has had the Sun Bowl blues, as it has lost its only two trips to El Paso, falling to Michigan State in 1990 and TCU in 1998.
Serving as an impromptu coach during Wednesday's practice was no big thing for USC senior center Khaled Holmes, who has been a coach of sorts in the middle of the Trojans' offensive line.
Two of the L.A. areas most successful high school football programs will meet Saturday for the SIF Southern Section championship.
Defensive tackle Leonard Williams is the latest in the long line of Florida freshman who have instantly made an impact at USC.
Colorado has been scuffling en route to a 1-5 start, not the best way to enter a game against USC.
Utah and its strong front seven look to bounce back from a 37-7 loss to Arizona State against USC.
A statistical breakdown of the remaining opponents on USC's schedule.
USC has won eight in a row against the Bears, but Cal looks to snap that streak on the heels of a strong performance against Ohio State.
Syracuse's offense, led by senior quarterback Ryan Nassib, can pass with anyone, but can the Orange put up enough points to hang with the No. 2-ranked USC Trojans?
Most 5-foot-8 football players are easy to miss. But USC cornerback Nickell Robey has made himself impossible to ignore.
While some of the focus Saturday will shift to Norm Chow returning against USC as a head coach, Hawaii faces quite the (obvious) test on the field, particularly with an unproven starter at the helm in QB Sean Schroeder.