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  1. 2014 USC position-by-position offensive review

    Johnny Curren

    Directing Steve Sarkisian's no-huddle, shotgun-based offensive attack, USC quarterback Cody Kessler and a strong collection of skill players found plenty of success in 2014, scoring an average of 35.8 points per game -- No. 22 in the FBS. But with an...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  2. The Opening Wednesday recap

    Garry Paskwietz

    BEAVERTON, Ore. -- It was a full day of on-field work as the linemen put on pads and the skill players were divided into teams for the start of 7-on-7 pool play. Here's a rundown of some of the USC recruits in action: WR Christian Kirk: I woul...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  3. USC recruiting notes: LB eyes camps

    Blair Angulo

    More than a dozen programs have thought highly enough of Ben Humphreys and his skill set to extend scholarship offers. Yet with a pair of in-state schools not a part of that group, the three-star outside linebacker appears ready to take matters into ...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  4. Sophomore CB Seymour is making strides

    Johnny Curren

    LOS ANGELES -- After an up and down start to his sophomore campaign, Kevon Seymour has begun to settle in as a key performer at cornerback for the Trojans. Possessing quick feet and strong cover skills in a 6-foot, 175-pound body, the rising level of...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  5. Notebook: Injuries decimate skill positions

    Garry Paskwietz

    One of the biggest topics for USC fans in the aftermath of the loss to Notre Dame was the impact of the game on the job status of interim coach Ed Orgeron. It wasn't that fans pinned the loss on Orgeron but the general consensus was that the loss ...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  6. 3 up, 3 down: Notre Dame 14, USC 10

    Johnny Curren

    LOS ANGELES - A look at the positives and negatives for the Trojans after the 14-10 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday. THREE UP 1. Nelson Agholor: Agholor stepped up for the second consecutive game, showcasing the unique playmaking skills that hav...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  7. 4-star ATH Smith dominates in all phases

    Blair Angulo

    MISSION VIEJO, Calif. -- ESPN 300 athlete John "JuJu" Smith (Long Beach, Calif./Poly) might just be the most feared safety on the West Coast given his tackling ability and instinctual style of play. His receiving skills might not be far behind, forci...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  8. WeAreSC recruiting mailbag

    Blair Angulo

    WeAreSC recruiting reporter Blair Angulo answers reader questions in his mailbag every week. Have a USC recruiting question of your own? Submit it via Twitter @WeAreSCstaff or @bangulo. @Retired728: What's happening in recruiting on skill-position...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  9. Q&A: Calhoun discusses commitment

    Blair Angulo

    Four-star outside linebacker D.J. Calhoun (El Cerrito, Calif./El Cerrito) committed to USC while competing at The Opening last week, giving the Trojans their first verbal pledge from a skill position player. He discussed his decision with WeAreSC: ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  10. Seven under-the-radar USC skill players

    Johnny Curren

    The Trojans' summer volunteer passing sessions have offered a glimpse at not only how the established standouts are coming along, but also at the progression of those lesser-known members of the team looking to make a significant impact for the first...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  11. Arizona State DB commit gets big offer

    Blair Angulo

    Four-star defensive back Jaleel Wadood (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco) attended USC's skill positions camp Sunday with the intention of breaking a sweat, but he got much more than that after an impressive showing. Monday afternoon, Wadood was ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  12. Defensive backs headline USC camp

    Blair Angulo

    Class of 2017 receiver Nathan Tilford (Upland, Calif./Upland) might have generated the most chatter following his performance and subsequent offer Sunday at the USC skill positions camp, but there were plenty of other intriguing headlines that surfac...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  13. Previewing the Oakland NFTC

    Blair Angulo

    A number of USC recruiting targets are expected to put their skills on display this weekend when the Nike Football Training Camp tour hits the Bay Area. ESPN 150 quarterback Keller Chryst (Palo Alto, Calif./Palo Alto), the only signal-caller with ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  14. Six emerging sleepers from spring

    Johnny Curren

    At every major college football program across the country spring ball represents a time not just for the established stars to refine their skills, but also for the lesser-knowns to take a step forward to show that they might be ready to contribute. ...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  15. Top five offensive skill players to watch

    Johnny Curren

    With winter throwing sessions set to get rolling on campus, here's a look at five offensive skill players for whom the 7-on-7 workouts figure to be especially crucial as they look to establish themselves heading into next season. 1. QB Max Wittek ...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  16. USC Trojans offense powerful at times inconsistent at others

    Johnny Curren

    In looking back at USC's 2012 offense, the Trojans were spectacular at times, but penalties, inconsistency and injuries prevented this unit from truly being great.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013