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USC seniors went 'through hell and back' during college career

USC's senior class will play its last game for the Trojans on Wednesday in the Holiday Bowl against Wisconsin. The class has been through almost too much to document. Four coaching changes, NCAA sanctions, no bowl games, scholarship limits and tons of off-the-field drama paints a picture of what this class went through."We went through hell and back," said Soma Vainuku, via the Los...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

USC players swap jerseys, form senior tunnel on last day of practice

On the last day of practice at Howard Jones Field for USC this season, players took the opportunity to have a little bit of fun.First, players decided to swap jerseys, with tackle Zach Banner winning the award for tightest shirt.As practice came to a close, players honored departing seniors by forming a tunnel for them to run through off of the practice field.USC takes on Nebraska...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

USC QB Cody Kessler, FB Soma Vainuku accept invitations to the Senior Bowl

USC quarterback Cody Kessler and fullback Soma Vainuku have accepted invitations to play in the 2016 Reese's Senior Bowl.Kessler threw for 3,315 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2015. While he didn't live up to the Heisman hype this year, Kessler still proved to be one of the best quarterbacks in the Pac-12 conference.Vainuku was a difference maker as a blocker and on special teams for...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Not even close! USC takes down No. 3 Utah to snap 2-game skid

LOS ANGELES -- Cameron Smith returned the second of his three interceptions 54 yards for a touchdown, and Southern California knocked No. 3 Utah from the unbeaten ranks with a 42-24 victory Saturday night.Ronald Jones II, Justin Davis and fullback Soma Vainuku rushed for scores to help the Trojans (4-3, 2-2 Pac-12) snap their two-game skid and earn a victory for interim coach Clay...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

LB Smith's 3 INTs lead USC's 42-24 rout of No. 3 Utah

LOS ANGELES (AP) Cameron Smith returned the second of his three interceptions 54 yards for a touchdown, and Southern California knocked No. 3 Utah from the unbeaten ranks with a 42-24 victory Saturday night. Ronald Jones II, Justin Davis and fullback Soma Vainuku rushed for scores to help the Trojans (4-3, 2-2 Pac-12) snap their two-game skid and earn a victory for interim coach...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Not even close! USC takes down No. 3 Utah to snap 2-game skid

LOS ANGELES — In less than two weeks, Southern California went from the depths of a coach's firing to the heights of a wild celebration after beating the No. 3 team in the nation. Most of these Trojans have been on a roller coaster from the day they joined this storied but troubled program. This particular peak sent them soaring over mighty Utah. Cameron Smith returned the second...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: USC to hire Steve Sarkisian

USC has hired Washington’s Steve Sarkisian as its new head coach, reports ESPN. Sarkisian, 39, had spent the last five seasons as the Huskies head coach, compiling a 34-29 record (24-21 Pac-12). Washington is 8-4 this season and finished third in the Pac-12 North with a 5-4 conference record. In 2007 and 2008, Sarkisian was the Trojans’ assistant head coach and offensive coordinator...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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