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The USC Trojans wrap up their first week of fall camp with a scrimmage Friday afternoon, but after just four football practices, it’s still too early to have any solid answers to some of the team’s biggest questions heading into 2012.
The USC football team has one week of fall practice in the books.
Here’s what we’ve seen so far:
Robert Woods is back.
After the first practice, Woods said he felt “100%” but the coaching staff has, rightfully, been bringing him along slowly after an offseason ankle surgery. His participation has increased each practice, and after Thursday afternoon’s workout, the top Pac-12 receiver from 2011 said: “I felt fast. I felt back to normal…It feels good to be back.”
Head coach Lane Kiffin didn’t go quite that far. When a reporter asked “Did Robert look like Robert?” Kiffin took his time before admitting, “I wouldn’t say that.” He did, however, say it was the best Woods has looked so far.
George Farmer is out. Again.
The sophomore wide receiver stru
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LOS ANGELES -- It's Lane Kiffin's first time participating in the USA TODAY Sports Coaches' Poll and he's already made a mistake, the paper says.
It's agreed by USA TODAY and the American Football Coaches Association that votes are kept anonymous until the final poll but coaches are allowed to reveal their votes if they wish. However, Kiffin's vote for the...
LOS ANGELES -- USC head coach Lane Kiffin says USA TODAY revealing his vote in the coaches' poll is "Not a big deal."
The paper took it upon themselves to reveal the information because they believed Kiffin was being "misleading" when he was asked who he voted No. 1 following Tuesday's practice. Votes are normally kept confidential unless a coach volunteers...
Lane Kiffin became the first USC football coach to vote in the USA Today coaches’ poll since John Robinson, and it didn’t take long for him to be caught in a lie.
On Tuesday, Kiffin was told that Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez voted his team No. 1 in the coaches’ poll. When asked for his vote, Kiffin responded:
“I would not vote USC No. 1, I can tell you that,” according...
LOS ANGELES --- One of the biggest tools a head coach has in his possession is the bench. Had it been a Saturday in the fall, Lane Kiffin certainly would have taken advantage of it on Friday afternoon as the Trojans went through their first scrimmage of Fall Camp at the Coliseum.
Trojans tailbacks lost two fumbles on Friday. One was returned 76 yards for a touchdown by walk-on defensive...
LOS ANGELES ---Josh Shaw is beginning to show his versatility in the defensive backfield for USC.
For the second consecutive day, the transfer from Florida lined up at cornerback after spending the beginning of camp at safety.
The opportunity arose with cornerbacks Anthony Brown out and Torin Harris leaving Friday's scrimmage with an undisclosed injury. Neither practiced on...
I have a few theories as to why Lane Kiffin would get himself into this easily avoidable kerfuffle about the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. Kiffin somehow managed to say he wouldn’t vote for his own team to be number one in the initial poll, voted for them anyway, got called out by the poll for lying, and then said that when he said “I wouldn’t put us No. 1,” he meant it as...
Here’s something that we’re sure you’ll find hard to believe. You ready? Okay. Lane Kiffin was caught in a lie.
We know it’s hard to believe since Kiffin is usually upfront about everything he does. The man is so open and upfront that he even tells us just what he does when he’s recruiting players.
So when Lane Kiffin said the he “would not vote USC No. 1’ on his coaches...
USC senior safety T.J. McDonald spoke with the media following Thursday's practice. He says the Trojan defense has taken its game to an entirely different level...