There aren't too many teams across the country that have benefited more than USC in recent years from the ability of players to come in and contribute early, with guys such as Su'a Cravens, Adoree' Jackson and JuJu Smith being three notable examples.
about 870 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
With the Trojans in the midst of their summer training schedule, here's a look at some of the top offseason storylines for a collection of players whom USC coach Steve Sarkisian will count on to produce at a high level this fall -- the wide receivers and tight ends.
USC has started voluntary summer throwing sessions, and it's a great time to see where players are at in terms of physical shape and also to gauge the work ethic of the players when no coaches are around.
about 1171 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
As the countdown to the college football season inches closer - with less than 100 days to go before the season opener - that means it's time for the annual rite of passage known as the summer workouts.
about 1178 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
LOS ANGELES -- They observe in jerseys, and for those who can, they participate in controlled spring conditioning drills, walk-throughs, and mental preparation. Some even walk the steep steps of the Coliseum from bottom to top and back down again.
The Pac-12 has 26 of the 98 early entrants in the NFL draft. That's impressive. Some players are locks to get drafted. Others might have jumped the gun a bit and find themselves on practice squads or brushing up on their Canadian.
It took USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron less than a minute and a half to utter the word "recruits" during his news conference Sunday following the firing of Lane Kiffin. Given how important recruiting will be for the Trojans the next two years, nobody would have been surprised if Orgeron blurted that word even more quickly.
about 1418 days ago | Blair Angulo | NCF On The Trail