Southern California offensive line coach Tim Drevno refers to his freshmen as “rookies.” After a dismal performance against rival UCLA, Drevno needs them to play like veterans against Notre Dame.
Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox tried to downplay it as a typical Wednesday morning practice at No. 24 Southern California, only with “more people on the sideline,” but the return of defensive back Josh Shaw from suspension made it anything but.
Josh Shaw, the suspended USC cornerback who injured both of his ankles in August and then fabricated a story about how it happened, was reinstated to the football team Tuesday afternoon.
College football Rivalry Week has touched down in Los Angeles, and USC fans appear to have been the first to let everyone know it this year.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer left with an injured left knee early in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams.
Southern California has held a narrow lead in the final moments of a conference game four times this season.
Southern California left tackle Chad Wheeler will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his right knee.
Although Cody Kessler holds one of the highest-profile jobs in college football, his solid season as Southern California’s starting quarterback attracted surprisingly little attention until he threw seven touchdown passes last weekend.
Jaelen Strong caught a 46-yard touchdown pass from Mike Bercovici as time expired, and Arizona State scored three TDs in the final 3:53 to shock No. 16 Southern California 38-34 on Saturday night.
If Javorius Allen was surprised to receive criticism from his head coach after his third 100-yard rushing game of the young season, Southern California’s top running back didn’t show it.
Former Southern California cornerback Brian Baucham is suing the school and former coach Lane Kiffin, alleging he was forced to play in a game while ill.
Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler missed part of practice Tuesday to undergo a procedure on one of his toes.
With one player indefinitely suspended after lying about how he sustain injuries, and a second quitting after calling the Trojans’ new coach a racist, USC’s football team has seen its share of turmoil before the kickoff of its 2014 season.
USC cornerback and recently named team captain Josh Shaw has admitted to lying about how he sprained both his ankles last weekend, saying that his original story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew was a lie.
Cody Kessler’s head has finally stopped spinning after a Southern California season featuring four head coaches, interminable drama and — somehow — 10 victories.