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USC's Sarkisian embraces the importance of rest for his players

Max Tuerk is sore. The USC center felt the rigors of training camp throughout his 6-6, 285-pound frame as he walked off of the practice field Friday evening. The pace was as hectic as expected during the first five practices of USC fall camp. Tuerk very much looked forward to Saturday's day off. "It was definitely a lot of plays," Tuerk said of USC's first week...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

USC's Max Tuerk finds comfort in shotgun snaps

LOS ANGELES -- Things are different now at USC under first year head coach Steve Sarkisian and for offensive lineman Max Tuerk that may be a good thing. Tuerk calls himself a team player and through his career he's shown a willingness to play multiple spots on the offensive line for the betterment of the team. As he prepares for his junior season, he has 20 career starts coming...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Max Tuerk discusses coaching transition

USC offensive lineman Max Tuerk discusses the Trojans' new coach and bowl game preparation...
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Max Tuerk, Stanford vs. USC postgame

USC sophomore Max Tuerk reacts from the Coliseum field to the Trojans' 20-17 upset win over No. 5 Stanford...
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

USC Football: A fine line of difference

The cliches and common phrases may have become trite, but that does not make the right ones any less true. Games are won in the trenches. The offensive line has struggled this past season. Their trouble has translated to trouble for quarterback Cody Kessler and the running backs. USC ranks 97 in sacks allowed— tied with schools like Akron and Florida Atlantic. They have allowed...
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

USC Football: The Offensive Line

The offensive line is the first line of defense for the offense. Take a second to digest that. But what it really means is that the offensive line’s main responsibility is to block. They need to make sure the defensive linemen or the other defensive players don’t get through them and sack or tackle any of their offensive players. Although they tend to be the most “lowkey...
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Quick Chat with Max Tuerk

USC offensive lineman Max Tuerk talked about what he's learned after one season as a Trojan and what he hopes to improve upon this year.
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

USC freshman Tuerk set to make history

LOS ANGELES -- After his sophomore year at Santa Margarita High School, Max Tuerk had to switch his jersey number, making a move from tight end to tackle. He ditched No. 18 in favor of No. 77 because it was "a good tackle number." Ironically enough, Lane Kiffin ripped Tuerk of No. 67 during fall camp and gave him No. 75 because it was "more of a tackle number."...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Freshman Could Make History

Freshman Max Tuerk could get the start on Saturday at left tackle in the desert. If he does, it will be a first in history at USC....
October 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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