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2016 Schedule
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USC betting preview, win projection and title odds

Phil Steele, "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris Fallica give their take on the USC Trojans. What is the best bet for their title odds, season win total and more?

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Left tackle Chad Wheeler continues to work himself back from plantar fasciitis. A second-team all-Pac-12 pick from a year ago, Wheeler worked out in individual drills today, but has not practiced with the team in two weeks.

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Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

With Alabama not having named a quarterback, USC coach Clay Helton was asked about having to prepare for different options. Summed up: having two different styles in Max Browne and Sam Darnold will give the USC defense the varied looks it needs to get ready.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban said things will change with USC prep beginning tomorrow: "It's time now -- a little bit judgment day -- of who we're going to coach." Still no decision on who starts at QB, though.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin on the depth difference with this year's offense as opposed to recent versions: "At times when you're not deep, the defense can see what you're capable of doing in the first drive, like, 'OK, that's it.' Now, when you're rolling in backups and guys are staying fresh, that's the best part I'm feeling. When the [backups] go in, it's like a different speed and different strengths because they're fresh. In the past, we had players that had to get every rep in practice and every rep in games."

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Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

The competition at QB is ongoing at Alabama. True freshman Jalen Hurts (2) is making a strong push to play against USC.

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Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama RB coach Burton Burns leads a drill during Thursday's practice. Only two more days of fall camp and then it's game week and on to USC.

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Clay Helton on naming Max Browne starter

USC coach Clay Helton comments on Zach Banner's remarks about him, naming Max Browne the Trojans' starting QB, preparing to face Alabama and the Rams' move to L.A.

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USC Trojans 2016 season preview

How quarterback Max Browne fares in a loaded offense could be key in 2016 for USC, which plays a schedule heavy on top-25 competition.

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Who are college football's blue-blood programs?

It's a fun-but-complicated question: Who are college football's blue-blood programs? Our writers ranked all 128 and pinpointed the eight schools the sport wouldn't be the same without.

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CFB royalty: Why blue bloods matter

Without them, a sport just isn't the same. Why college football blue bloods like Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas and USC make the game what it is.

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Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC coach Clay Helton reported some good news on second-team All-Pac-12 tackle Chad Wheeler, who has not practiced in two weeks due to plantar fasciitis. Wheeler did not report any pain after running on a modified treadmill, but it's still unclear if he'll be ready to play against Alabama. China Edoga would likely start at left tackle if Wheeler is unable to go.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

This week, two Pac-12 quarterbacks from the Class of 2013 have been named starters - Max Browne at USC and Ryan Burns at Stanford. That year, neither program offered Jared Goff, who the Los Angeles Rams selected No. 1 overall in the NFL draft. Goff was in contact with Stanford during the recruiting process, but the Cardinal stopped recruiting him once Burns committed.

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Delsohn: Hollywood Has Played A Role For USC

Author Steve Delsohn talks to Ivan Maisel, Adam Rittenberg and Chris Low about his new book on USC, how the past impacts the future of the Trojan program and more.

Team Stats

Passing Yards273.531st
Rushing Yards176.261st
Points For35.131st
Points Against25.957th

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