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LOS ANGELES --- T.J. McDonald is a USC Trojan through and through.
When he was "younger than I can remember" one of his most prized possessions was a USC sweatsuit. It was the first sweatsuit he ever owned and he loved it.
The fact that the letters U, S, and C were on it couldn't make him happier, and he always loved USC. As he puts it, he's living a dream. After all, it was the school where his dad, Tim, became an two-time All-American before going on to have an All-Pro career.
T.J. understood the USC-UCLA rivalry at a young age. He watched it growing up and now takes great pride in being able to be a part of it.
"It's a huge rivalry," T.J. said. "You want to go out and be able to beat UCLA and show them who owns L.A."
There's plenty of bragging rights that come along with that, throughout the city as well as in the McDonald household. Younger brother, Tevin, took up the craft of dad and older brother but is a starting free safety...
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USC senior safety T.J. McDonald collected his second interception of the season in USC's 38-17 win over Arizona State. The captain says it was important for the defense to get rid of the bad taste left in their mouths after the losses to Arizona and Oregon.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin speaks with the media following Tuesday's practice as the No. 21 Trojans prepare for No. 17 UCLA.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin spoke with the media following Wednesday's practice as the No. 21 Trojans prepare for No. 17 UCLA.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin speaks with the media following Thursday's practice as the No. 21 Trojans prepare to play No. 17 UCLA.
The UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans play one another this weekend. Unlike years past, the Bruins have a legit shot at beating the Kiffikins. So you can’t fault the students living in the dorms for some trash talk prior to it. They were very creative this year. Have to say, I can’t disagree. And [...]
USC needed depth at tailback coming into the 2012 season. They got it with the addition of Penn State transfer Silas Redd. But with the addition of Redd has also meant less time for senior Curtis McNeal. With Redd unavailable against Arizona State, McNeal proved he can still be a go-to guy for the Trojans.
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It’s a relatively quiet weekend in college football, well, except out in California, where one of the great underrated rivalries will be played between UCLA and USC. And this year, it’s about more than just pride in Los Angeles: That's right, a Pac-12 South title will be on the line.
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USC senior defensive end Wes Horton spoke with FOX Sports NEXT immediately after the Trojans' 38-17 win over Arizona State. Horton says it was great to get the win but now the Trojans must "get after it" at practice as they prepare for UCLA.
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