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  1. Matt Leinart, TV analyst, returns to campus

    Garry Paskwietz

    It was a somewhat familiar scene on the USC practice field earlier this week with Matt Leinart barking orders to a group of Trojans to make sure they were in the right places. Only this wasn't Leinart the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, it was...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  2. Mark Sanchez rises again

    Steve Bisheff

    This is the real Mark Sanchez. The quarterback who was whistling crisp spirals through the chilled Philadelphia air on Monday night, not the one who was struggling mightily through his final two years with the New York Jets. The confident veter...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  3. Colorado brings the best out of USC quarterbacks

    Garry Paskwietz

    There is something about the Colorado Buffaloes coming to the Coliseum that seems to bring out the best in USC quarterbacks. Two years ago it was Matt Barkley tying a school-record with six touchdown passes against Colorado, including five in the ...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  4. Notebook: Positive turnover margin huge part of Trojans' success

    Johnny Curren

    With the Arizona State Sun Devils coming to town this weekend, the Trojans were in shorts, shoulder pads and helmets on Wednesday, taking part in a two-hour practice session. USC head coach Steve Sarkisian came away pleased with the way quarterback C...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  5. USC notebook

    Garry Paskwietz

    Much has been made about the problems the USC defense had with a read-option quarterback against Boston College, but those issues won't be in play against Oregon State on Saturday. Sean Mannion is a talented quarterback for the Beavers who can do ...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  6. USC recruiting notes

    Garry Paskwietz and Johnny Curren

    The future prototype of the USC quarterback position could soon be at a crossroads. Cody Kessler was an incumbent when Steve Sarkisian came in with an up-tempo, no-huddle offense and the transition has certainly been solid for Kessler as he is com...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  7. USC position-by-position preview: offense

    Johnny Curren

    With fall camp in the books and the Trojans now immersed in game-week preparations for Saturday's season opener against Fresno State, here's a position-by-position look at where things stand for USC on offense today. Quarterback After emerging ...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  8. For Max Tuerk, playing in shotgun is a snap

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- As USC Trojans starting junior center Max Tuerk knows full well, executing a shotgun snap to his quarterback, is more than meets the eye. It's tantamount to playing the old game of Blind Man's Bluff. "It takes repetition," said Tuer...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  9. Willson transitions from QB to tight end

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - When first-year Trojans head football coach Steve Sarkisian announced recently that junior tight end Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick would be academically ineligible to participate in the upcoming 2013 season, all eyes turned to a shrinking rost...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  10. Roundtable: USC recruiting notebook

    Garry Paskwietz and Johnny Curren

    Steve Sarkisian added some intrigue to the future of USC's quarterback recruiting last week with a pair of offers to Class of 2016 prospects Shea Patterson and K.J. Costello. It may seem a little early to be jockeying for position with playe...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  11. USC camp preview

    Garry Paskwietz

    Here's a look at one key item for each position group as the Trojans prepare to open fall camp drills Monday night. Quarterback: Cody Kessler's impact on offense. There isn't a more important role within the new up-tempo offense than the quarte...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  12. Sam Darnold commits to USC Trojans

    Garry Paskwietz

    USC Trojans coach coach Steve Sarkisian added yet another solid recruiting piece to his 2015 class after San Clemente quarterback Sam Darnold committed to USC on Friday. Darnold (6-foot-4, 209 pounds) is a four-star prospect who is rank...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  13. Kessler gained plenty from MPA experience

    Johnny Curren

    LOS ANGELES -- USC fourth-year junior quarterback Cody Kessler made the trek to Thibodaux, Louisiana, last weekend to take part in the Manning Passing Academy, where he not only served as a camp counselor to the throng of high school players in atten...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  14. USC Notes for Elite 11 and The Opening

    Garry Paskwietz

    BEAVERTON, Ore. -- There was a lot of activity for USC recruits on Monday as the Elite 11 quarterbacks finished up their second day of on-field work. Participants for The Opening also arrived in anticipation of events starting Tuesday. Both quarte...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  15. Five things to watch at The Opening

    Garry Paskwietz

    Five things for USC fans to watch for at The Opening: 1. Quarterbacks: There will be a lot of eyes on both Ricky Town and Sam Darnold at this event, but for very different reasons. Town is the USC verbal, the one who Steve Sarkisian focused on rig...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  16. USC recruiting shakeup at QB

    Johnny Curren

    After weeks of speculation and rumors, there was a defined shift in the Trojans' recruiting focus at the quarterback position for the Class of 2015 this past weekend when it was reported that Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian Academy's David Sills had o...

    Blog | June 30, 2014