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Nickell Robey led the team in interceptions as a true freshman last season, but this year the well seemed dry until he picked off Notre Dame's Tommy Rees last week.
Then he followed up last week with a pick-six against Andrew Luck in the fourth quarter that kept the Trojans in the game in their 56-48 triple-overtime loss.
"This whole season sometimes I just felt like I wasn't doing enough, but the coaches were telling me that I was giving my all and that there was nothing more that I could do. He just told me to keep working," said Robey.
The sophomore corner is currently third on the team in tackles with 41 (he had 48 total last season), but for a while he felt like he was just treading water.
"Coaches tell me to just keep working and keep working and sooner or later I'm going to have those opportunities."
Sure enough, opportunity knocked in the two biggest games of the season so far, and Robey was there to answer it.
"I had patience....
BEST OF MAXIM
This game is more about what USC should not do than what they should.
They should not relax.
It's ever so tempting. They've just had a short week of practice after a triple overtime loss to No.4 Stanford. At the over halfway point of the season, it is also when most people start to remember there will be no post season for the second year in a row.
USC tight end Randall Telfer talks to SCPlaybook.com's Whitney Blaine after the Stanford instant classic.
Receiver dropped two passes in a the Trojans' triple-overtime loss to Stanford, which he hopes to put behind Friday night at Colorado.Receiver dropped two passes in a the Trojans' triple-overtime loss to Stanford, which he hopes to put behind Friday night at Colorado.
USC running back Marc Tyler entered last Saturday’s game against Stanford nursing a dislocated shoulder that he sustained in a win over Cal earlier this month. He didn’t last long. On USC’s first offensive series, Tyler carried the ball for three yards before being tackled. Tyler then left the field favoring that injured shoulder and…
LOS ANGELES — Southern California coach Lane Kiffin was reprimanded and fined $10,000 by the Pac-12 on Monday night for criticizing the officiating in the 21st-ranked Trojans' triple-overtime loss to Stanford last weekend.
USC beat writers Dan Greenspan and Whitney Blaine recap the latest ongoings of the USC Trojans, including the mounting injuries, the short turnover between games and the Pac-12 punishments handed out to head coach Lane Kiffin and safety T.J. McDonald.
Curtis McNeal will make the first start of his college career at running back against the Buffaloes, USC coach Lane Kiffin announced Wednesday.