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Heyward reviews the secondary

USC secondary coach Keith Heyward talks to Ryan Abraham about how his defensive backs performed this season.... read more »

Weekly Top 25 CBB Rankings: Week 6

Every week of the college basketball season, writer Marshall Cherrington comes out with updated rankings of his top 25 teams in the nation. In addition to the rankings, he writes about the week that was in the land of USC basketball.... read more »

Stewart's perfect 10 helps USC beat BC

BOSTON – Freshman Elijah Stewart is already in the USC record books, going 10 for 10 from the field against Boston College on Sunday to tie a school record. Coach Andy Enfield is equally impressed with what his freshman guard did when he wasn’t...... read more »

Taking some time at 'the Beach'

It's no secret when you look at 'Muscle Beach," Trojans have a lot to look forward to in 2015. And we'll take a bit of a break this weekend from Holiday Bowl prep work to do just that.... read more »

USC could be running low on running backs next season

At the end of each practice, USC running backs huddle on the field for a short meeting. They depart chanting, "R-B-U-U-U-U," the last few letters trailing off in a bass-and-baritone coda of group pride and strength. But with junior Javorius Allen...... read more »

Elijah Stewart is a can't-miss kid for USC in win over Boston College

Freshman Elijah Stewart is already in the USC record books, after going 10 for 10 from the field against Boston College on Sunday to tie a school record. Coach Andy Enfield was equally impressed with what his freshman guard did when he wasn't shooting....... read more »

Greene getting work

True freshman quarterback Jalen Greene has been getting plenty of work during the bowl practices.... read more »

USC's Simmons knows what's required at nose tackle

LOS ANGELES – USC won’t have as much depth or strength at nose tackle in the Holiday Bowl with starter Antwaun Woods unavailable because of injury. But fill-in Delvon Simmons offers versatility, experience and length. Simmons played tackle in a...... read more »

Video: Holiday Bowl Prep Instant Analysis

The Trojans take the field as Holiday Bowl preparations hit full gear for Nebraska Dec. 27 in San Diego. Staff writer Shotgun Spratling and beat writer Dan Weber report from Saturday's practice.... read more »

Trojans wrap up preparations for Holiday Bowl against Nebraska

USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams wore a Christmas-themed necktie during practice Saturday. The All-American was showing his holiday spirit as the Trojans marked the near-end of preparations for the Holiday Bowl against Nebraska. "We would be...... read more »

Q&A: USC Coach Steve Sarkisian on good, and bad, of first season

Steve Sarkisian was hired as USC's coach in December 2013, a few weeks before he observed the Trojans end a season of turmoil with a rout of Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl. One year later, after finishing the regular season with a 8-4 record,...... read more »

Playful USC WR JuJu Smith soaks it all in

LOS ANGELES – The next great USC wide receiver is lying on his back in a puddle doing snow angels. Or are those rain angels? He then starts rolling over in the water, like a 210-pound puppy. Finally, he gets up, raise his arms and yells, “Let’s...... read more »

All smiles for Leonard and Quinton

Florida guys Quinton Powell and Leonard Williams were surprised at the awards coming their way and they talked about it after Friday's practice.... read more »

Miller: Bowl season has too many games, too little meaning

LOS ANGELES – Just because only three games actually matter doesn’t mean the other 36 college bowls are meaningless.Take the Holiday Bowl down in San Diego, where USC safety Su’a Cravens will have the opportunity to, for the first time in his...... read more »

USC Now mailbag: Sarkisian, Orgeron and roster depth

The mailbag was thin but thoughtful and per the usual, the Ed Orgeron mailbag ban has been put off another week. Questions or comments about USC? Email me at or tweet @LindseyThiry and I will respond to select messages in a future...... read more »

Friday Instant Analysis

USC returned to Howard Jones Field Friday for a warm, sunny Southern California practice. Ryan Abraham and Dan Weber have the latest for you.... read more »

No. 24 USC Football Set To Face No. 25 Nebraska In Holiday Bowl

Two of the nation's most storied college football programs--No. 24-ranked USC and No. 25 Nebraska--will face off in the Holiday Bowl for an ESPN prime-time post-Christmas contest. Troy, one of the nation's premier bowl teams, has won two-thirds of its 48 bowl appearances (including 7 of the past 8) and played in 13 different bowls, but this will be... read more »

Delvon Simmons could start for USC in Holiday Bowl

Nose tackle Antwaun Woods, who injured a pectoral muscle last week and had surgery, is sidelined for the Holiday Bowl against Nebraska, so USC is experimenting with various configurations to contain running back Ameer Abdullah and quarterback Tommy...... read more »

Gardena Serra linebacker John Houston announces favorite schools

USC made the cut for John Houston, a linebacker at Gardena Serra High, who announced his top five schools on Friday. “USC, Arizona State, Miami, Oklahoma, Oregon,” Houston wrote on Twitter. Houston is scheduled to visit USC in January. He has...... read more »

The War Room

This week in the War Room we discuss USC's draft eligible juniors, the wide receiver class with the Isaac Whitney commitment and much more.... read more »

USC's Quinton Powell plans to build on special teams recognition

USC linebacker Quinton Powell is already working with an eye toward next season. The sophomore from Florida is on a mission to add muscle and bulk. “I’m doing my best to work out a lot and I’m putting forth my best effort to eat every second,” said...... read more »

USC's Toa Lobendahn inspired by Marcus Mariota winning Heisman Trophy

An offensive lineman has never won the Heisman Trophy. Toa Lobendahn is a long shot to become the first, but the USC freshman said it was inspirational to watch Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, a fellow Polynesian, win. “He’s a great leader for...... read more »

USC football morning report: Trojans prepare for Holiday Bowl

Fact of the day: USC's 2015 recruiting class ranks in the top 10 in college football, according to and USC is set to play Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The Trojans finished the...... read more »

Simmons under the radar

With Antwaun Woods out, Delvon Simmons has been getting first team reps at nose tackle.... read more »

Having fun 'hitting people'

Trojans got back on track with their 7th full-pads workout in 8 bowl practices Thursday. Sark said he liked the look of how this went.... read more »

USC's Agholor focused on Huskers, not draft decision

LOS ANGELES – Nelson Agholor was concluding an interview with a reporter Thursday when USC receivers coach Tee Martin interjected. “He told me he’s staying today,” Martin said. “You heard him,” Agholor added. They were joking, of course....... read more »

Finally, George Farmer shows what he can do

George Farmer lined up wide to the right and sensed the moment. The USC receiver had persevered through a position change, a comeback from major knee surgery and years of constant comparisons to All-Americans Robert Woods and Marqise Lee, his former...... read more »

USC's Cody Kessler is looking for another big bowl game performance

Cody Kessler's dynamic 2013 bowl-game performance foreshadowed his impressive 2014 season. Kessler passed for four touchdowns and a then career-best 345 yards in USC's Las Vegas Bowl victory over Fresno State. A year later, he is on pace for several...... read more »

Thursday Instant Analysis

Holiday Bowl preparation rolls on and the competition is heating up on the practice field. Ryan Abraham and Dan Weber have all the news and notes from practice.... read more »

Seahawks release former USC safety Dion Bailey

The Seattle Seahawks released safety Dion Bailey from the practice squad on Thursday. The Seahawks signed Bailey as an undrafted free agent in August before he was waived because of an ankle injury. Bailey re-signed in November. Bailey intercepted...... read more »

Whitney ready to announce

Riverside City College four-star wide receiver Isaac Whitney will fax his letter of intent in Thursday and announce his destination for D-I football next month. will have live updates from the announcement as it happens!... read more »

USC football morning report: marquee defensive linemen

Fact of the day: The Holiday Bowl matchup between USC and Nebraska features two of college football’s top defensive linemen, the Trojans’ Leonard Williams and the Cornhuskers’ Randy Gregory. USC will play Nebraska on Dec. 27 at Qualcomm Stadium in San...... read more »

Leonard Williams Trojans MVP

No surprise: USC's MVP for 2014 is Leonard Williams but the All-American defensive lineman is just one of many winners at the USC Football Banquet Wednesday. Here's the list of all the winners.... read more »

Leonard Williams Named USC's MVP

USC junior defensive end Leonard Williams was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 Trojan football team at the annual awards banquet Wednesday (Dec. 17) at USC's Tutor Campus Center Ballroom.... read more »

Sark: 'today not good enough'

USC's Trojans returned to put in the Nebraska gameplan Wednesday but earned no praise from Sark for their efforts. And they'll have to do it without Antwaun Woods.... read more »

Woods' injury necessitates interior redesign for USC

LOS ANGELES – USC began game-planning for one of the nation’s best rushing attacks without its top two nose tackles Wednesday. Coach Steve Sarkisian confirmed that starting nose tackle Antwaun Woods will miss the Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl against...... read more »

Scout Spolight: De'Quan Hampton

Long Beach City College sophomore De'Quan Hampton introduces himself to the Scout Spotlight as a big wide receiver, who can make big plays in crunch time. The USC commit comes in as the No. 32 ranked junior college player nationally.... read more »

USC looks at options to replace injured Antwaun Woods

USC's defensive line will not be at full strength when the Trojans play Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl. Nose tackle Antwaun Woods underwent surgery after injuring a pectoral muscle last week and will be sidelined for the Dec. 27 game at Qualcomm Stadium...... read more »

Video: Sark post-practice Wednesday

Coach Sarkisian discusses Antwaun Woods' injury, Nebraska's strengths and Max Browne's development.... read more »

Wednesday Instant Analysis

USC bowl prep continued with Cody Kessler and company getting ready for Nebraska. Ryan Abraham and Dan Weber have all the news and notes from practice.... read more »

Ranking the college football bowl games from No. 38 to No. 1

The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: "Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mamma, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking...... read more »

Five reasons we're optimistic about next season

Adoree' Jackson adding serious might to the cornerback position is just one reason to think 2015 could go very well for USC.... read more »

USC returns with 'extremely average' practice, Steve Sarkisian says

After several days off, USC resumed practice Wednesday for the Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl against Nebraska. And the Trojans’ performance during the workout was “extremely average,” Coach Steve Sarkisian said. "We have to recapture these guys," he said,...... read more »

USC's Leonard Williams named to coaches All-America team

USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams was selected to the American Football Coaches Assn. All-America team, the organization announced Wednesday. Williams, a junior from Florida, was previously announced as a first-team All-American by and Fox...... read more »

USC football morning report: Practice resumes

Fact of the day: USC resumes practice today in preparation for the Holiday Bowl. USC will play Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The Trojans finished the regular season 8-4 overall and 6-3 in...... read more »

USC's Antwaun Woods in hospital bed as Holiday Bowl nears

USC on Wednesday returns to practice for the Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl against Nebraska, but defensive lineman Antwaun Woods apparently will not be participating. On Tuesday evening, Woods posted on Twitter a photo of himself in a hospital bed. The...... read more »

Podcast: December 16

The gang discusses USC's preparations for the Holiday Bowl, Cody Kessler's successor and the latest recruiting news.... read more »

R250 DB Fields talks next steps

Rumors have been swirling around for awhile now but on Tuesday night Rivals100 defensive back Mark Fields decommitted from South Carolina. The Charlotte (N.C.) Hough standout has plenty of other suitors around the country.... read more »

Great finish for Damien Mama

Not a lot of true freshmen, especially offensive linemen, are thrust into college action right away. But not a lot of true freshmen are Damien Mama.... read more »

Three Trojans, one Bruin on AP All-America team

Three USC players and one from UCLA were named to The Associated Press All-America team, which was released Tuesday. USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams and UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks earned second-team honors, while USC wide receiver Nelson...... read more »