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2016 Schedule
10-3, 2nd in Pac 12 - South

Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

The inaugural Polynesian Bowl provided a big boost to Pac-12 recruiting Saturday night, as six prospects announced commitments during the game and five pledged to Pac-12 programs. Oregon was the big winner in the conference, landing four-star linebacker Isaac Slade-Matautia and three-star defensive tackle Austin Faoliu. USC received a commitment from three-star defensive tackle Brandon Pili. Oregon State picked up cornerback Charles Watson and Stanford added three-star linebacker Levani Damuni to its impressive class. The highest rated prospect to commit was ESPN 300 defensive end Langi Tuifua, who committed to BYU.

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Rose rally helps Clay Helton's standing

USC finished the season strong following a shaky start and finished the Rose Bowl strong, too. That sends the Trojans' head man into the 2017 season on a roll. Coaches' stock (Insider)

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Sam Darnold leading change for Trojans

Including an impressive Rose Bowl performance, the redshirt freshman finished with 3,086 yards and 31 touchdowns. He's a superstar, and everyone knows it, writes Adam Rittenberg. Top 25 returning players (Insider)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Cal announced it has hired USC associate head strength and conditioning coach Torre Becton as its head strength and conditioning coach.

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4dGerry Hamilton

Which commits could flip before signing day

There are less than two weeks until national signing day. A lot can happen between now and then, and commits are looking around. These schools will need to fight to hold onto these recruits.

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4dKyle Bonagura

2016 season grades: USC

It took a while to find their stride, but the Trojans gained momentum and won the Rose Bowl in Clay Helton's first season.

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2017 Football Class Rankings

National signing day is rapidly approaching, and the combination of multiple commitments along with the release of the final ESPN 300 player rankings has spurred changes throughout the class rankings. Ranks 11-20 (Insider)

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USC has several players make top 50

The Trojans have three players represented in the final #CFBrank top 50, including: Adoree' Jackson (No. 15, DB); Sam Darnold (No. 21, QB); and JuJu Smith-Schuster (No. 31, WR). Final #CFBrank

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USC has several players make top 50

The Trojans have three players represented in the final #CFBrank top 50, including: Adoree' Jackson (No. 15, DB); Sam Darnold (No. 21, QB); and JuJu Smith-Schuster (No. 31, WR). Final #CFBrank

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is USC's schedule in 2017: Sept. 2 vs Western Michigan; Sept. 9 vs. Stanford; Sept. 16 vs Texas; Sept. 29 at Washington State; Oct. 7 vs Oregon State; Oct. 14 vs Utah; Oct. 21 at Notre Dame; Oct. 28 at Arizona State; Nov. 4 vs Arizona; Nov. 11 at Colorado; Nov. 18 vs UCLA

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CFP stars Nos. 1 and 2 in post-bowl #CFBRank (1:06)
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5dKyle Bonagura

Replacing the Pac-12 NFL draft early entries

Filling the void left by Christian McCaffrey's departure will fall to Bryce Love at Stanford; he's not the only Pac-12 player with big shoes to fill.

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Deontay Burnett: look for him in 2017

Burnett burst onto the scene for USC during the Rose Bowl Game, catching 13 passes for 164 yards and three touchdowns against Penn State. 10 bowl breakout stars (Insider)

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6dChantel Jennings

Pac-12 NFL draft early-entry winners and losers

Oregon and Washington State should feel good about their returning players, but the same can't be said for Stanford after it lost Christian McCaffrey.

Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer 

USC added another big man to its recruiting class as three-star offensive guard Jalen McKenzie announced his commitment to the Trojans on Monday night. McKenzie is the son of Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and the younger brother of Tennessee defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie, the No. 26 overall prospect in the 2015 class. McKenzie is commitment No. 18 for USC in the 2017 class.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC CB Adoree' Jackson announced he will enter the NFL draft.

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