If the USC football team wants inspiration heading into 2013, it needs only to look back to 2002. That was the last time Troy entered a season coming off a 6-loss campaign. That Trojan squad rebounded by going 10-2, capturing the league title and winning a BCS bowl. The 2013 USC team certainly has the ingredients to put together a similarly successful run. The Trojans return 16 starters (8 on offense), including the kicker, from 2012 (they also welcome back a 2-year starter who was sidelined last fall with an injury). In all, 79 squadmen are back from last year, including 61 who saw action in 2012, 57 who lettered, 34 who were on USC’s season ending 2-deep and 30 who have started at least once in their career. Add to that a small (13 players), but highly-ranked, class of recruits… continue
ENROLLLED MID-YEAR QB Max Browne 6-5 210 Sammamish, WA Skyline
RB Justin Davis 6-1 195 Stockton, CA Lincoln
WR Darreus Rogers 6-2 195 Carson, CA (originally from 2012)
DT Kenny Bigelow 6-3 280 Elkton, MD Eastern Christian Academy
S Su’a Cravens 6-1 205 Vista, CA Vista Murrieta
S Leon McQuay III 6-2 185 Seffner, FL Armwood
CB Chris Hawkins 5-11 170 Rancho Cucamonga, CA
RB Ty Isaac 6-3 215 Joliet, IL Joliet Catholic
WR Steven Mitchell 5-10 175 Mission Hills, CA Bishop Alemany
OL Khaliel Rodgers 6-3 300 Elkton, MD Eastern Christian Academy
OL Nico Falah 6-5 275 Bellflower, CA St. John Bosco
LB Michael Hutchings 6-1 215 Concord, CA De La Salle
LB Quinton Powell 6-0 190 Daytona Beach, FL Mainland
After a 2-year NCAA imposed bowl ban, USC will be back in the post-season with its New Year’s Eve midday appearance in the 79th annual Hyundai Sun Bowl to take on ACC foe Georgia Tech. Both programs have impressive bowl traditions, as this is the 49th bowl trip for the Trojans and 41st for the Yellow Jackets.
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