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2017 Schedule
0-0, 1st in Pac 12 - South
Herbstreit gives OSU the edge over Alabama in CFP (2:04)
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7hKyle Bonagura

Offense is key for USC

Facing three Top 25 teams in September means USC needs the offensive line to step up and receivers to establish themselves as reliable threats.

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1dKyle Bonagura

Kicker Boermeester seeks USC reinstatement

Former USC kicker Matt Boermeester, who is two classes shy of graduation, is petitioning to be reinstated. He was expelled last month following a Title IX investigation.

Darnold 1st team All-American QB (0:55)
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Darnold, Barkley lead AP All-America team

USC quarterback Sam Darnold and Penn State running back Saquon Barkley put on a show at the Rose Bowl last season. They highlight the first preseason All-American team in the history of The Associated Press.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

This is the first time since 2012 that USC is ranked in the preseason Top 5. That year, USC was preseason No. 1 and finished the year unranked. The last three times USC was ranked in the preseason Top 10, the Trojans have disappointed, losing at least four games all three times and finishing unranked in two of them. The hype train had not been kind to the Trojans

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC came in at No. 4 in the preseason AP poll, which is one spot down from where the Trojans finished last season. The Trojans have started in the top-10 three times dating back to 2009 and failed to meet expectations each time. They finished the season unranked after starting No. 1 in 2012 and No. 8 in 2015 and at No. 22 following a No. 4 preseason ranking in 2009.

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3dTom VanHaaren

Who's winning California recruiting?

There are only 13 California uncommitted prospects in the ESPN 300. USC is leading the way in this power state. But will the Trojans finish that way on national signing day?


Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

USC coach Clay Helton seemed pretty pleased with how his offense looked during Saturday's scrimmage.


Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC's final open scrimmage of training camp featured predominantly reserve players with the first-team offense playing just one series. Here are coach Clay Helton's thoughts on the day.

USC facing a tall task in replacing O-line (1:36)

The state of college football

ESPN SEC football analyst Paul Finebaum joins The Morning Show to talk about USC's schedule, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen's past comments, the problems circling Ole Miss and the state of college football.


Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC OLB Porter Gustin seems destined for a breakthrough season. He's been an important contributor the past two seasons, but if developed into an all-conference or all-American caliber player it would be a surprise. Here's Clay Helton on what Gustin is like away from the field.

McShay says Darnold is the top QB in college football (1:28)
Darnold's next level skills make him a Heisman favorite (2:43)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Three Pac-12 stadiums made the cut for consideration to be included in the USA-Mexico-Canada joint bid for the 2026 World Cup: Rice-Eccles Stadium (Utah), the Rose Bowl (UCLA) and Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (USC).

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9dTodd McShay

McShay's 2018 NFL draft Top 10 RBs: Ronald Jones

Although not an overpowering back, Jones breaks a lot of attempted arm tackles and is a willing blocker in pass protection. A sprinter on the USC track team, he also has great top-end speed.

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9dTodd McShay

McShay's 2018 NFL draft Top 10 QBs: Sam Darnold

Is Darnold or Wyoming's Josh Allen the top-rated passer headed into the 2017 season? McShay grades both similarly, but sees one as more complete than the other.

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