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  1. Florida connection boosting USC football

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- When the USC Trojans host the Fresno State Bulldogs in their season opener Aug. 30 at the Coliseum, there will likely be five athletes from the talent-rich state of Florida in the Trojans starting lineup -- all of whom could make their...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. Anthony Sarao talks Trojans' camp

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- If USC Trojans junior inside linebacker Anthony Sarao looks a little East Coast angry, it's because the New Jersey native and the rest of his teammates are trying to get through what head coach Steve Sarkisian affectionately calls the ...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Trojans' offensive line is still a puzzle

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- Almost everyone agrees that a reconstructed and heavily scrutinized offensive line will be key to the USC Trojans' success this season. The responsibility for this unit rests with new offensive line coach Tim Drevno. The first-year ...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  6. Big changes for 2014 USC Trojans

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- As the USC Trojans prepare to open their 2014 training camp on Monday, you probably already know that there are big changes coming. The changes on and off the field could be the biggest for USC since the arrival of John McKay as head c...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  7. Stellar showing by Sarkisian at media days

    Greg Katz

    USC Trojans first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian met the national media Wednesday in the Paramount Theatre Lobby of Hollywood's Paramount Studios, and on Day 1 of Pac-12 media days, he gave an upbeat and optimistic assessment of his 2014 team. "I...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  8. 10 players the Trojans can't afford to lose

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- With the recent season-ending ACL injury to Kenny Bigelow, a talented redshirt freshman defensive tackle, it makes a USC Trojans fan ponder which players on offense and defense head coach Steve Sarkisian cannot afford to lose? Here ...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  9. Summer all-star games lost in shuffle

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- They are the last of a dying breed, a true gridiron prep graduation. Once they were the unofficial gridiron transition from high school to college, a seminal moment in a young athlete's life and the community in which he grew up. Ch...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  10. O.J. Simpson's football legacy lives on

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- In recent weeks, so much attention has been paid to the anniversary of the infamous O.J. Simpson car chase and the ensuing "Trial of the Century" that one might forget No. 32 was once one of the greatest USC Trojans. Despite Simpson...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  11. Are the Trojans mentally tough enough?

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- For USC Trojans football fans, this summer is a bit different from the previous four now that the NCAA sanctions have mostly subsided. There is a reasonable sense of optimism and anticipation that the upcoming college football season c...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  12. What jersey numbers mean at USC

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- In today's college football industry, a jersey number bring huge monetary gains for the university, can provide an emotional recruiting strategy, a motivational tool for coaches and players and could hold a player's legacy through the ...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  13. Plotting a USC road strategy

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - You've just received your master's, a significant pay raise, and your cardinal-and-gold football yearnings are to take in a USC football game on the road in 2014. The problem is that you can't decide which game will provide the most ban...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  14. Possible promotions to burst your bobble

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES -- When the Los Angeles Dodgers had their Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig bobblehead nights this season, I was as big a fan as any to take the freebies and put them up in my second-floor ballpark room. Well, it got me to thinking: What...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  15. Trojans football trivia challenge

    Greg Katz

    LOS ANGELES - With spring football out of the way, you're bored out of your cardinal and gold minds and a Sudoku puzzle is about as challenging as trying to figure out why Alabama's Nick Saban really hired Lane Kiffin. So here is a little USC footbal...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  16. 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