Already dealing with allegations running back Joe McKnight had access to an SUV in violation of NCAA bylaws, the Trojans were rocked Monday by the loss of two starters to academics. Senior tight end Anthony McCoy and sophomore offensive tackle Tyron Smith will not play in the Emerald Bowl against Boston College on Saturday. USC will also be without reserve defensive tackle Averell Spicer
December 21, 2009
The Trojans have been led by Jurrell Casey in the middle, Everson Griffen off the edge and the versatile Nick Perry, who has been impressive at both defensive end and defensive tackle. After recording another 5 sacks in USC's 34-27 win this Saturday in South Bend, the Trojans now lead the nation with 4.33 sacks per game.
October 19, 2009
While the Trojans were pleased to have Ronald Johnson and Armond Armstead back at full speed, the enthusiasm was dampened a bit by the absence of Averell Spicer, Christian Tupou and Nick Perry. All three defensive linemen missed Monday's practice with various injuries.
October 12, 2009
While the steady play of first-year quarterback Matt Barkley was the story of the day, and rightfully so, USC fans had to be pleased to see four other freshmen receive valuable playing time on Saturday. Look inside for all the news, notes and quotes from Monday's practice.
September 7, 2009
When the Trojans run out of the tunnel and onto the Coliseum field this Saturday to face the San Jose State Spartans most in the crowd will be focused on the play of highly touted freshman Matt Barkley, but on the sidelines quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates will also be making his college debut.
September 2, 2009