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  1. Jabari Ruffin makes his move

    Johnny Curren

    Heading into the spring, USC outside linebacker Jabari Ruffin knew that he had a golden opportunity, and he was determined to seize it. A third-year sophomore with 22 tackles and one start to his credit, as he saw it, this was his time to emerge from...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  2. Pullard, defense making smooth transition

    Johnny Curren

    Hayes Pullard has learned a thing or two about dealing with change in his time at USC. A fifth-year senior with 39 starts and 282 career tackles, he's playing in the third defensive system in as many years for the Trojans. Yet to the 6-foot-1, 230...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  3. Guertler's grind pays off with scholarship

    Johnny Curren

    It was on a Monday in late January when USC's Nathan Guertler -- who has had a big spring filling the role as the Trojans' starting right tackle -- finally received the news that he'd been waiting to hear about. Pulled aside by Steve Sarkisian dur...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  4. USC spring battle spotlight: Right tackle

    Johnny Curren

    When USC opens spring practice on March 11, new offensive line coach Tim Drevno will begin the process of finding the most productive combination of players to fill out the starting unit. A collection of veterans, unproven underclassmen and two early...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  5. Veteran duo anchors right side of OL

    Johnny Curren

    There has been plenty of attention on the USC offensive line this spring, almost all of it pointed in three directions -- the battle for the vacant center position, Aundrey Walker's bid to nail down the starting left tackle job, and the impact of Mik...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  6. Williams looking for more as sophomore

    Johnny Curren

    For Leonard Williams, his first year playing in a USC uniform couldn't have gone much better. Part of a defensive line that racked up an impressive 38 sacks this past fall, he amassed 64 tackles and 13.5 tackles for loss on his way to collecting Pac-...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  7. Exit interview: Jawanza Starling

    Johnny Curren

    Making the trek across the country from Sunshine State powerhouse Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln in 2009, Jawanza Starling would develop into a sturdy presence for the Trojans at strong safety. A three-year starter, he amassed 128 tackles in his time on ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  8. USC Trojans Max Tuerk a fierce competitor

    Johnny Curren

    Off the field, USC freshman left tackle Max Tuerk is happy, balanced, sane and calm, says his former high school position coach. On the field, though, it is an entirely different story.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2012
  9. USC Trojans defensive tackle Leonard Williams another impact Flor...

    Johnny Curren

    Defensive tackle Leonard Williams is the latest in the long line of Florida freshman who have instantly made an impact at USC.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2012
  10. USC Trojans freshman nose tackle Antwaun Woods makes sizable tran...

    Johnny Curren

    Antwaun Woods could have quit when he was mired on the bottom of the depth chart after arriving at USC. But the redshirt freshman got leaner, meaner and is now the Trojans' starting nose tackle.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  11. USC by the numbers: Bye-week edition

    Johnny Curren

    9.5: The number of tackles for loss made by Morgan Breslin so far in 2012. It's safe to say that Breslin, a defensive end, has made the biggest impact out of any of the newcomers for the Trojans this season. With an average of 2.37 tackles for lo...

    Blog | September 27, 2012