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Pac-12 QB rankings: Can USC make playoff run with No. 1 QB?

More from Athlon Sports: Top 10 coaches on the hot seat this spring / Top 20 WRs on the rise in 2015 / Alabama is ready for another title run / Florida could win SEC East in 2015 / North Carolina's D must step up in 2015 / South Carolina in danger in SEC East *** Quarterback play is usually a strength in the Pac-12, and all signs point to 2015 being another deep year for...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Steele: USC is 7th in projected AP Top 25

Phil Steele, the respected college football guru whose name is synonymous with rankings and bowl games, just released on his website the projected AP top 25 poll. It's important to note that this is not his preseason Top 25 poll, but rather how he thinks AP voters will rank the preseason AP Top 25. Our thanks to Reign of Troy for bringing this article to our attention. Steele projects...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Backup Quarterback Max Browne Using 2015 to Shine in 2016

Come autumn at USC, all eyes will be on redshirt senior quarterback Cody Kessler and his pursuit of the Heisman Trophy. The spring, however,...
Via Athlon Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Which teams have the best QB groups heading into 2015?

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time to reconvene our college football roundtable for more discussion of the sport that we love. TSS Associate Editors Bart Doan and Terry Johnson join Kevin Causey and a rotating weekly guest in our weekly roundtables discussing all things college football. Last week we discussed the coaches you would turn to in a must win situation and...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Which teams have the best QB groups heading into 2015?

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time to reconvene our college football roundtable for more discussion of the sport that we love. TSS Associate Editors Bart Doan and Terry Johnson join Kevin Causey and a rotating weekly guest in our weekly roundtables discussing all things college football. Last week we discussed the coaches you would turn to in a must win situation and...
Via The Student Section
14 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2015

 5. Who replaces the production of Leonard Williams? In 2014 the breakout Defensive End recorded 80 tackles, with 9.5 for loss and seven sacks. There are a few candidates to take his place, including Claude Pelon and Delvon Simmons, both 295 pounds and standing at 6’4” and 6’5”. Because of Williams the Trojans kept teams average to just 133 yards on the ground last season...
Via Football Nation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Can JuJu Smith Fill the Void Left By Nelson Agholor For the USC Trojans?

Nelson Agholor had a heck of a season last year for the USC Trojans with 104 receptions for 1313 yards and 12 touchdowns. Nelson will be playing in the NFL next season meaning someone will need to step up and be the new No. 1 for USC quarterback Cody Kessler next season. Fans that watched the team play last season know who the likely candidate to do so is--JuJu Smith. As a freshman...
Via FatManWriting
24 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Football: Profiling Max Browne

Max Browne USC had its annual spring game on Saturday and while Cody Kessler is still the unquestioned starting quarterback and leader of the team, USC fans should also be excited about their future after Kessler. Kessler’s backup, redshirt sophomore Max Browne, impressed the crowd at the Coliseum and even received praise from his head coach Steve Sarkisian after the game. Browne...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

What to watch for at the USC football spring game

When the gates open on Saturday afternoon, a wave of football-starved Trojan fans will make their way into the familiar confines of the Coliseum for a sneak peak at the coming attraction that is USC football.  Despite only being a few months removed from the narrow victory over Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl, this is already a different team than the one that took the field against...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Football: Studs two weeks through spring practice

With the members of the USC football team heading home to their families and treking to their spring break destinations, the Men of Troy have concluded two weeks of their spring regimen.  Under the burning Los Angeles sun, the team has completed six two-hour practices, unearthing a collection of outstanding performances.  Leading the group of studs are a rejuvenated bluechip recruit...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

A Glimpse at the Pac-12 Quarterbacks of 2015

The Pac-12 is known as a conference full of high powered offenses and that starts at the quarterback position. In 2014, the Pac-12 boasted Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota but the conference was very deep in QB talent. Cody Kessler, Brett Hundley, Sean Mannion, Connor Halliday and Anu Solomon are just some of the names you should be familiar with if you follow college football...
Via The Student Section
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

USC Football: The invisible quarterback competition

With the beginning of spring practice just around the corner and the USC football team entering camp with a redshirt senior Heisman contender perched at the top of the depth chart, the quarterback group will engage in a lower profile competition—albeit, for an important spot.  The winner of the number two spot behind incumbent Cody Kessler will be all but crowned the heir to the...
Via isportsweb.com
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

USC Football: Cody Kessler’s unlikely path to Heisman contention

Cody Kessler was sold.  Moments before he could pick up the phone to call Steve Sarkisian and inform him he would be a Washington Husky, it started ringing.  To the young quarterback’s disbelief, the voice on the other end of the line belonged to USC football head coach Lane Kiffin; he was offering Kessler a scholarship to line up under center for the cardinal and gold.  In...
Via isportsweb.com
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: USC QB Cody Kessler Is Working Out With Trojans’ Former Star WR Robert Woods Today

Cody Kessler is preparing for USC’s 2015 season by working out with one of the best wide receivers in Trojan history.  Thursday afternoon, the USC rising senior quarterback posted a photo of himself getting in some work with Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods, who starred in Los Angeles from 2010-12. Woods was a consensus All-American his sophomore year, catching 111 passes...
Via College Spun
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: ESPN Tabs Generic “Ohio State QB” As One Of The Top Returning Quarterbacks In The Country

There are some very good quarterbacks returning to college football in 2015.  Michigan State’s Connor Cook. TCU’s Trevone Boykin. Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott. USC’s Cody Kessler.  And, of course, Ohio State’s three star quarterbacks – J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller. The Buckeyes just aren’t sure who will be their starter, and that’s OK. ESPN...
Via College Spun
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

USC QB Kessler returning for senior season

In an emphatic speech upon receiving Holiday Bowl Offensive MVP honors, USC quarterback Cody Kessler said he will be back in 2015 for his senior season. The redshirt junior says he knew all along that he would be back but didn't want to take anything away from the team during bowl preparations so he decided to wait until after the bowl game to make his announcement. Kessler's goal...
Via Fox Sports West
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kessler leads No. 24 USC to 45-42 win over Huskers

SAN DIEGO (AP) Adoree' Jackson scored on a 98-yard kickoff return and a 71-yard pass from Cody Kessler, and No. 24 Southern California blew most of an 18-point, third-quarter lead before beating No. 25 Nebraska 45-42 in the Holiday Bowl on Saturday night. Kessler threw for 321 yards and three touchdowns for USC (9-4), which was playing Nebraska (9-4) in a bowl game for the first...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska vs. USC: Betting odds, points spread and tv info for the Holiday Bowl

On Saturday the Nebraska Cornhuskers and No. 24 USC Trojans will play against one another in the National University Holiday Bowl. Nebraska (9-3) will have Barney Cotton acting as interim coach in this one but the Cornhuskers will need to stop the arm of USC (8-4) quarterback Cody Kessler in this one. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 8:00 pm ET from...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Notre Dame's Game Against USC Represented in One Single Play

At one point this season Note Dame looked like a potential contender with a Heisman candidate at quarterback. Against USC the team looked more like one who thought the season ended a couple weeks ago. The defense made Trojans QB Cody Kessler look like an All-American, and Everett Golson was mercifully pulled in the second quarter.If you missed the game and find yourself wondering...
Via FatManWriting
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Record day for Kessler in USC's win over Notre Dame

Just a week ago Cody Kessler was outplayed by Brett Hundley. The same can be said for his USC team that was blown out of the Rose Bowl by UCLA. Saturday told a different story. All of the pain and frustration that was caused by one rival was unleashed on another and it was Kessler who led the charge. Of all of the quarterbacks to ever play quarterback no quarterback accomplished...
Via Fox Sports West
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kessler's 6 TDs lead USC past Notre Dame 49-14

Cody Kessler passed for 372 yards and threw two of his six touchdown passes to George Farmer, leading Southern California to a 49-14 victory over Notre Dame in the 85th edition of the intersectional rivalry Saturday. Adoree Jackson, Darreus Rogers and Nelson Agholor also caught TD passes in a dynamic first half for the Trojans (8-4), who jumped to a 35-0 lead in the second quarter...
Via Fox Sports West
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cody Kessler throws 6 TD passes as USC blows out rival Notre Dame

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Cody Kessler passed for 372 yards and threw two of his six touchdown passes to George Farmer, leading Southern California to a 49-14 victory over Notre Dame in the 85th edition of the intersectional rivalry Saturday. Adoree Jackson, Darreus Rogers and Nelson Agholor also caught TD passes in a dynamic first half for the Trojans (8-4), who jumped to a 35-0 lead...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kessler's 6 TDs lead USC past Notre Dame 49-14

LOS ANGELES (AP) Cody Kessler passed for 372 yards and threw two of his six touchdown passes to George Farmer, leading Southern California to a 49-14 victory over Notre Dame in the 85th edition of the intersectional rivalry Saturday. Adoree Jackson, Darreus Rogers and Nelson Agholor also caught TD passes in a dynamic first half for the Trojans (8-4), who jumped to a 35-0 lead in...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Growing pains apparent for young USC OL in loss to UCLA

Youth was served a tough lesson along the offensive line on Saturday for USC. Five different UCLA players contributed to six sacks of quarterback Cody Kessler -led by Owa Odighizuwa who had a team-high two sacks in the Bruins 38-20 win.  Kessler was under extreme duress for the majority of the game and USC's offense was affected in both the running and passing game.  Despite the...
Via Fox Sports West
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

To keep Pac-12 title hopes alive, USC needs huge game from Kessler

The USC vs. UCLA rivalry is simple for Nelson Agholor. It's a big game, but not just because it's UCLA. "Well, that's the next game," Agholor said. His quarterback Cody Kessler has a different take on the rivalry. Unlike Agholor, Kessler knows what it's like to experience a win against his crosstown rivals. His first year on campus he spent as a redshirt and watched from the sidelines...
Via Fox Sports West
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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