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Despite the two-year Bowl ban, the NCAA sanctions, and no reason to play for in 2011, Lane Kiffin and Matt Barkley guided the USC Trojans to a surprising 10-2 record with road wins over Notre Dame and a thrilling 38-35 victory over the Oregon Ducks with their only losses coming to Arizona State early in the season and a triple overtime loss to Andrew Luck and the Stanford Cardinal. Sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods led the PAC 12 in receptions and freshman wide out Marquise Lee emerged as a top flight No. 2 receiver opposite of Woods and led the PAC 12 in receiving yards.
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The USC football program received verbal commitments from Khaliel Rodgers, Nico Falah, and Eddie Vanderdoes on Wednesday, adding three more four- and five-star recruits to the Trojans’ already stacked 2013 class.
Four-star recruit Nico Falah shows his USC pride after committing to play for the Trojans in 2013. (https://twitter.com/wearescstaff/)
Offensive guard Rodgers was...
The USC Trojans led the nation with four players on the watch list for the prestigious Maxwell Award, awarded annually since 1937 to the year’s most outstanding college football player. Senior quarterback Matt Barkley and junior wide receiver Robert Woods, semifinalists for the award in 2011, are joined this year by sophomore receiver Marqise Lee and senior tailback Curtis McNeal...
The Trojans were up early Tuesday morning to run the Coliseum stairs at 6:30 am. After the conditioning session only a few trickled over to the practice field, lead by quarterback Matt Barkley.
USC senior safety T.J. McDonald is one of three Trojans to make the Bednarik Award fall watch list.
The storied USC Trojans defense was a weak spot for the team over the past few seasons, but the team still had three of its top defenders – Dion Bailey, T.J. McDonald, and Nickell Robey – named to the Bednarik Award watch list heading into 2012.
Since 1995, the Chuck Bednarik Award...
The 2013 NFL Draft might be off in the distance, but as the College Football season starts each NFL team has a number of scouts watching. Here are 20 names to familiarize yourself with before the draft and during the college season. 1. Matt Barkley, QB (USC) Barkley is coming off a spectacular season in [...]