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USC Trojans: Weekend Links

There is always so much happening at USC, so here are a few USC stories you may have missed.

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Kurt Kragthorpe and Kyle Goon from the Salt Lake Tribune say that "Added depth should make USC a contender":

"It's understandable why Sarkisian is feeling chipper: He's got a host of returning starters, including quarterback Cody Kessler who threw 39 touchdowns against only 5 picks and is getting some mild Heisman buzz. There's also valuable star power in the trenches, despite the loss of top defensive lineman Leonard Williams. Guys like Su'a Cravens, Juju Smith and Adoree Jackson will probably be familiar to opponents at this point."

According to college football guru Phil Steele and Fansided: "Trojans Face 2nd Toughest 2015 Schedule"

"Away dates with Arizona State and Oregon standout as the most difficult tests for USC. They begin and end the conference schedule with home contests against state rivals Stanford and UCLA."

- Alicia de Artola, Fansided

The Trojans tough schedule may have something to do with the PAC 12 South being the toughest division in football according to PAC 12 Football Weekly:

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Difficult schedule and depth concerns being what they are, Pete Carroll still "envisions 'really good stuff' from Sarkisian"

"I don't want to put any pressure on Sark or anything, but he knows what's going on. He knows how to run this program. He has a great feel for the area and the potential of it. I think he's demonstrating that. ... Now that he has an open opportunity, I think you're going to see really good stuff."

In Basketball News USC offered a scholarship to the son of NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal according to 247 Sports:

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