LOS ANGELES -- The Trojans practiced under beautiful conditions out on Brian Kennedy/Howard Jones field once again on Wednesday, and there was a definite upbeat tone on the day for what turned out to be a sharp practice, particularly on the offensive side of the ball -- a positive sign considering how the Trojans struggled in that department against Stanford.
The Trojans will likely see an impact on their roster for the 2012 season due to transfers. USC gained a transfer in defensive back Joshua Shaw from Florida. A talented player who prepped locally at Palmdale (Calif.
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LOS ANGELES -- The USC secondary got two pieces of good news on Thursday -- one expected and one unexpected -- that will help boost the fortunes of what has already been the deepest unit on the team this spring.
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LOS ANGELES -- The USC Trojans finished last season ranked No. 102 in the nation in pass defense. At the conclusion of the 2010 season, they sat at No. 109. Safe to say, it has been a few years since anybody has thrown the term "great" around when discussing the USC secondary.
LOS ANGELES -- Nose tackle Antwaun Woods has been perhaps the most pleasant surprise of the spring for USC coaches. The redshirt freshman was an afterthought last year, as poor conditioning rendered him incapable of making an impact during his first fall.
A group of 15 USC Trojans football players will be heading to Haiti next month to build houses and deliver supplies. Haiti was hit by an earthquake in 2010 that severely damaged parts of the country and the USC players will be part of a humanitarian effort to build three houses and transport more than 2,000 pounds of supplies.
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LOS ANGELES -- As the Trojans reach the midway point of spring practice drills we take a look at the progress of some of the most competitive position battles: 1) No. 2 quarterback -- There really isn't anything separating Max Wittek and Cody Kessler right now.
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LOS ANGELES -- Because of the long layoff after USC's final regular season game against UCLA, head coach Lane Kiffin wanted to begin spring practice early in order to get his players back on the field as quickly as possible.
* Lane Kiffin called wide receiver George Farmer the MVP of day 1 of spring ball. It certainly came as no surprise to those watching. Early on in the day, I wrote next to Farmer's name in my notes: "Locked in.