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  • Claude Pelon talks about his role in USC's defense

    USC Coach Steve Sarkisian said he wanted more production from the defensive line. Junior defensive tackle Claude Pelon heard the message. “We challenged ourselves in the defensive line room to step it up a bit more,” said Pelon, who...
  • USC quarterback Cody Kessler might take more chances

    USC quarterback Cody Kessler might take more chances
    USC Coach Steve Sarkisian, in search of what he describes as more "explosive" passing plays, said this week that he wants quarterback Cody Kessler to "let it rip" on deeper routes. Asked Wednesday if he was hesitant to throw long passes, Kessler did not...
  • USC focuses on keeping the pressure up late in games

    USC focuses on keeping the pressure up late in games
    USC collapsed in the final four minutes of a defeat by Arizona State at the Coliseum and then nearly blew a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter in a victory at Arizona. So game management is the topic of concern at USC. As the No. 22 Trojans prepare...
  • USC running backs coach compares Javorius Allen to Bishop Sankey

    USC running backs coach compares Javorius Allen to Bishop Sankey
    USC running backs coach Johnny Nansen does not want Javorius Allen to leave after the season. But Allen, a fourth-year junior, is expected to make himself available for the NFL draft. “He’s my kind of leader,” Nansen said. “I...
  • USC tailback Javorius Allen tied for sixth in Heisman Trophy poll

    USC tailback Javorius Allen tied for sixth in Heisman Trophy poll
    USC tailback Javorius Allen is gaining traction in the Heisman Trophy discussion. The Trojans’ junior tailback is tied for sixth in the weekly straw poll conducted by HeismanPundit.com. Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott leads the poll,...
  • Ex-USC receiver Victor Blackwell faces 11 misdemeanor charges

    Ex-USC receiver Victor Blackwell faces 11 misdemeanor charges
    Former USC receiver Victor Blackwell faces misdemeanor charges of domestic violence, vandalism and others involving resisting arrest and battery on a police officer, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney’s office said Tuesday. Blackwell,...
  • USC basketball team will be fast on court, but progress may be slower

    USC basketball team will be fast on court, but progress may be slower
    At the beginning of USC basketball practice Monday, the players ran through a drill that has become familiar. They had to score in eight seconds or less. Players rebounded, found the outlet, dished and shot. They ran up and back down the court, and then...
  • USC's Kevon Seymour is ready to rise to Arizona's challenge

    USC's Kevon Seymour is ready to rise to Arizona's challenge
    Kevon Seymour said he would live and learn. And on Saturday night at Arizona, Seymour and his USC teammates will try to move on from the crushing defeat by Arizona State at the Coliseum. The Trojans gave up 510 passing yards. They allowed two...
  • Steve Sarkisian wants USC's offense to be more explosive

    Six games into the season, USC is feeling confident but still searching for an identity. Part of that equation, Coach Steve Sarkisian indicated in the aftermath of the Trojans' victory over Arizona, involves quarterback Cody Kessler throwing longer...
  • Final play benefits USC this time in 28-26 win over Arizona

    Final play benefits USC this time in 28-26 win over Arizona
    USC's defense spent a miserable week answering questions about its collapse and Hail Mary passes. Coordinator Justin Wilcox was under fire from fans. And the Trojans' offense was searching for what Coach Steve Sarkisian termed “explosive plays.&...
  • USC's Javorius Allen finds chances to break away against Arizona

    USC's Javorius Allen finds chances to break away against Arizona
    USC running back Javorius Allen, who struggled to break tackles beyond the line of scrimmage in the first four games, continued his recent breakaway exploits Saturday night against Arizona. Allen ran for a career-best 205 yards in 26 carries and...