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LOS ANGELES -- When Dion Bailey was moved from safety to linebacker in the spring of 2011, he didn't take too well to it.
In fact, he didn't like it at all.
Bailey was a national recruit coming out of Lakewood High School in 2010 where he picked off 12 passes over his final two seasons with the Lancers.
"Coming out of high school everybody thinks they're the best at what they do," Bailey said. "I thought I was the best safety in the world, but Coach Kiffin --Coach Lane and Coach Monte-- they know better than I do and it's been a great move for me."
He was quickly able to dust off the dislike for his position change and certainly didn't let that affect his play. Bailey was tied for the team lead with 81 tackles as a redshirt freshman in 2011 despite not playing in last November's game at Colorado after suffering a concussion against Stanford the week before.
It was a move that really paid dividends for the Trojans, helping them ev...
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So much for Southern California hospitality.
Just in time for Norm Chows return to the Coliseum as Hawaiis head coach, USC Coach Lane Kiffin confirmed Thursday that USC would no longer make the stadium available to visiting teams for walk-throughs the day before games.
It shouldnt be a big deal, Kiffin said. We dont go to other peoples stadiums.
Schools customarily make their...
The battle for No. 2 is complete. Max Wittek has been named USC's backup quarterback behind Heisman Trophy candidate Matt Barkley, head coach Lane Kiffin announced on Tuesday.
Since spring, when the competition really started to pick up steam, Kiffin has contended Wittek and fellow redshirt freshman Cody Kessler were virtually even.
The USC head coach said during fall camp...
A billboard not far from UCLA's campus that featured USC quarterback Matt Barkley was covered over Tuesday, one day after The Times first made light of it.
The billboard is near the corner of Westwood Boulevard and Lindbrook Drive and features Barkley, a Heisman Trophy favorite, looking skyward alongside the words, "We play to finish" with the LA in "play"...
According to TMZ, USC quarterback Matt Barkley ran into a man riding a bicycle on Saturday night. Barkley was leaving a gas station when he collided with the bicyclist.
Barkley immediately checked on the man after he was knocked from his bicycle. After pulling one of the bicycle’s pedals from Barkley’s bumper, the two decided that police weren’t needed and they both went on...
LOS ANGELES --- There was a familiar face at Howard Jones Field on Wednesday. Wearing a white No. 39 USC practice uniform, there was Simione Vehikite.
The 511 225-pound redshirt junior linebacker has rejoined the team, the school announced Thursday.
Vehikite missed all of spring practice dealing with legal issues.
His involvement in a July 2011 accident led to his arrest in February...
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Video: "Kiffin packing Rose Bowls"
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Syracuse’s “home” game against the USC Trojans should be a good opportunity for USC to show off their team to the east coast...
Fall camp is officially over as the Trojans prepare for their season opener on Saturday, hosting Hawaii. USC head coach Lane Kiffin addresses the media following Tuesday's practice.
A USC Trojan fan with too much time on his hands happened to make this Lane Kiffin-Mike Jones mash up video set to the song “Still Tipping.” The lyrics are hilarious. A sample includes:
Kiffin on 4 4s
Packing Rose Bowls
The title of course is “Still Kiffin.” I enjoyed it.
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USC head coach Lane Kiffin addresses the media the last time prior to the Trojans' season opener on Saturday hosting Hawaii.
USC head coach Lane Kiffin announced following Tuesday's practice that the Trojans are going with redshirt freshman Max Wittek as their backup quarterback.
USC's men's basketball team, hoping for significant improvement after the worst season in school history, will have 29 of its 31 games televised on either ESPN, FOX, CBS or the Pac-12 Network, the school announced Wednesday.
The Trojans are coming off a 6-26 season in which multiple starters suffered season-ending injuries. USC finished with only six scholarship players...
No. 1 USC Trojans vs. No. 2 LSU Tigers.
It's the official Athlon Sports magazine prediction for the 2012 BCS National Championship showdown. Nine...