Found August 18, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES ---Soma Vainuku is not your average fullback. "(He brings) unique features (to the position) --the size and speed. They don't make many humans like that," said USC head coach Lane Kiffin. "It's great. If you can have a fullback that can block and be big but also can run, you have the potential to give some people some issues." The speed Kiffin speaks of was even surprising to Vainuku. Earlier this summer when USC players were timed in the 40-yard dash, Vainuku wasn't feeling like himself. He was ill and "sluggish," but figured he'd give it a shot anyway. "I thought I was going to do horrible," he said. "Afterwards the strength coaches let me know what my time was and I was kind of blown away by it." The time: 4.41. Vainuku stands 6'0, 250-pounds. He ran the fastest time of all of the USC running backs, save D.J. Morgan, who didn't run because he was sidelined with turf toe, and Silas Redd, w...

De'Von Flournoy eyes USC's 3rd WR spot

LOS ANGELES -- USC head coach Lane Kiffin will remind anyone who will listen that his wide receivers Robert Woods and Marqise Lee are the exception. Most players don't immediately come in and make an impact as true freshmen. For most, it takes time. Fitting that mold is wide receiver De'Von Flournoy. Appearing in 10 games as a Trojan, the redshirt junior has yet to make...

Trojans get ready for second 'preseason' game

LOS ANGELES -- If you ask Lane Kiffin, it's preseason game number two. The Trojans will hit the Coliseum field on Sunday afternoon for their second "preseason" contest of fall camp. Breaking down fall camp into such increments is something Kiffin has done since he took over as USC's head coach. "It's really kind of an NFL format to get them used to...

USC Trojans battle injuries in fall camp

All three starting linebackers have missed multiple practices due to injury, but linebacker is just one of several positions where the USC Trojans have concerns about depth. The 2012 football season hasn’t even started and the USC Trojans have already had their share of injuries. USC isn’t providing injury reports during preseason camp, but numerous players have missed practice...

USC Trojans Ranks No.1 in AP Top 25

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VIDEO: Lane Kiffin, Day 12

The Trojans returned to Dedeaux Field for day 12 of USC fall camp. It was the last scheduled two-a-days practice for the Trojans who are preparing for their final scrimmage on Sunday.

Barkley's Bucket List

USC quarterback Matt Barkley seems to be everywhere these days, just check your mailbox. The senior is making his way down his bucket list, a Sports Illustrated cover is the latest to get checked off.

VIDEO: Lane Kiffin, Day 11

USC head coach Lane Kiffin addresses the media following day 11 of the Trojans' fall camp.


The USC Trojans were back at Dedeaux Field for two-a-day practices on Wednesday. Look inside for photos of Matt Barkley, Gerald Bowman and all the action from the field.

Bailey Back on the Field

Redshirt sophomore linebacker Dion Bailey missed a few days of fall camp and was even seen wearing a sling on his left arm, but on Thursday he was back to work on Dedeaux Field for day 11 of the Trojans' fall camp.
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