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Reporting From Howard Jones Field

Adoree Jackson The Three Sport Athlete

Imagine what would happen if Jackson played on the basketball team?

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Trojans Find New Offensive Line Coach

The USC Trojans have found their new offensive line coach, the former Oklahoma State coach Bill Connelly. While Sark has not been allowed to comment on the matter, the addition of Connelly will fill the hole left from former coach Tim Drevno, who now works under coach Jim Harbaugh. Connelly, an 18-year coaching veteran, has served tenures with Alabama, UCLA, Arizona State and Washington State.

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Cool USC Shot From The SI Vault

The 1956 USC Football team went 8-2, but the most lasting memory from that season may have come from this Sports Illustrated Photo. The USC Trojans defeated the Texas Longhorns, 44-20, at Texas Memorial Stadium.

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JuJu Smith Goes Blond

USC wide receiver JuJu Smith dabbed a new hair color heading into the Spring Semester. Smith participated in early throwing workouts last week and says he's still considering playing on both sides of the ball in spring football. Maybe JuJu got the inspiration from Jordan McLaughlin, who goes full Cardinal on top for basketball season.

Trojan Football Banquet Awards

Players and coaches came together to vote on the best individual players and performances of the 2014 regular season, highlighted by Leonard Williams and Cody Kessler.

Williams Should Go Pro

The defensive end captain served his time well at USC, and it would now be in his best interest to leave college and declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.

Fighting Finals and Cornhuskers

See how players are managing their time during a stressful week.

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Hayes Pullard Accepts Senior Bowl Invitation

USC Trojan captain Hayes Pullard has accepted his nomination for the 2015 Senior Bowl, honoring the best and brightest talent preparing to enter the upcoming NFL Draft. Pullard led the Trojans in tackles this past season, completing that mark for the third time in four seasons. Pullard will play his final game on Dec. 27, which should quite the emotional ending to a long-standing career for USC. LB @FightOn10 (Hayes Pullard) from @USC_Athletics has accepted his invitation to the 2015 Reese’s Senior Bowl! — Reese's Senior Bowl (@seniorbowl) December 8, 2014

Could Tee Martin or Wilcox Land Head Coach Job?

A pair of college football jobs that are open out west could be filled by two assistants from USC's football coaching staff.

Five Trojans Named First-Team All Conference

While Cody Kessler was left off the list to Heisman Trophy favorite Marcus Mariota, a bevy of talented prospects cracked the All-Conference honors.

Trojans Hold Physical Practice

The players are approaching this one just like every other game.

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USC vs. Notre Dame Rivalry Week Stream

The Trojans must hit the reset button before facing a reeling Notre Dame that is desperate to right the ship and upset their hated rival.

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Steve Sarkisian on Josh Shaw's Reinstatement & First Practice

Here's Wednesday's post-practice video of USC head coach Steve Sarkisian's press conference with the media. With Josh Shaw being reinstated Tuesday evening, there is, needless to say, plenty of Shaw talk.

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Su'a Cravens Welcomes Josh Shaw Back To USC

The standout sophomore safety feels that Josh Shaw will make a strong impact in the USC secondary once he is ready to play on a more regular basis. Shaw practiced exclusively at cornerback today in practice and Coach Sark left the timetable unknown in terms of when Shaw will return.

Josh Shaw Reinstated to the USC Football Program

USC reinstated redshirt senior cornerback Josh Shaw on Tuesday afternoon after the LA County DA declined to charge him and USC conducted its own investigation in one night.

Bryce Dixon and J.R. Tavai Return to Practice

Two key Trojans were back for Monday's closed practice as freshman tight end Bryce Dixon and junior rush end J.R. Tavai both were dressed when they entered Howard Jones Field.

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Cypress Hill Represented at USC Practice This Morning

Sen Dog of the rap collective Cypress Hill, most famous for their song "Insane In The Brain," attended USC practice today. Naturally, Leon McQuay III, a Music Industry major, talked with Sen Dog and took this picture along with Cody Kessler and head coach Steve Sarkisian.

Safety Position in Flux After Multiple Injuries

USC freshman safety John Plattenburg only has a thigh contusion after being carted off during Sunday's practice, but the Trojans' secondary is in flux after Gerald Bowman, Leon McQuay III and Su'a Cravens have all suffered recent injuries.

Is D-Line Depth a Concern Against Wazzu?

With Antwaun Woods and Leonard Williams missing practice time this week, is USC's defensive line depth a concern against Washington State's pass-happy offense? And who fills in behind the W boys if they miss time?

Vainuku & Harris Ruled Out for Washington State

USC starting fullback Soma Vainuku and freshman slot receiver Ajene Harris have been ruled out for Saturday's game at Washington State. The roles will fall to Jahleel Pinner and Steven Mitchell.

O-Line Shuffle: Lobendahn at LT; Walker Out

With starting left tackle Chad Wheeler out for the season, left guard Toa Lobendahn is taking over rather than Aundrey Walker, who played the position after Wheeler was hurt at Utah. With Lobendah at left tackle, the left guard position is open.

Injury Report: Pullard Back; Receivers Banged Up

The USC Trojans got some key players back from injury on Wednesday. Adoree' Jackson, Hayes Pullard and Gerald Bowman look to be on track to play Saturday while Ajene Harris, George Farmer, Steven Mitchell and Soma Vainuku are still in question.

Injury Report: Adoree' Back; Bowman & Pullard Sit

The USC Trojans were banged up in the Colorado game and had some key players get nicked. On Tuesday, Adoree' Jackson, Ajene Harris and George Farmer returned to full speed while Gerald Bowman and Hayes Pullard barely practiced.

Injury Report: Adoree' Back; Vainuku Doubtful

The USC Trojans have been banged up this week with several hamstring injuries in particular. Fullback Soma Vainuku and Ajene Harris are doubtful, but Steve Sarkisian currently is expecting everyone else back for Saturday's matchup.

Injury Report: Big Leonard & Adoree' Out

The USC Trojans were shorthanded on Tuesday as some key players sat out of practice. Defensive lineman Leonard Williams, cornerback Adoree' Jackson and fullback Soma Vainuku headlined those injured.

Sarkisian Wants Josh Shaw Back; Can't Have Him

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian said he'd love to have a senior defensive back with Josh Shaw's abilities and that Shaw is doing everything he can to come back, but Sark said "there is no decision to be made on our end."

Kevon Seymour Admits Mistakes; Ready to Rebound

USC junior cornerback Kevon Seymour talks about his mistakes against Arizona State and takes responsibility for the 73-yard touchdown by Cameron Smith that set up ASU's final Hail Mary pass.

Madden & Dawson Out for the Year?

Redshirt junior running back Tre Madden and senior linebacker Lamar Dawson are both potential redshirt candidates after they were unable to practice this week and have yet to play this season.

He Gone! Victor Blackwell Officially Off Team

Redshirt junior wide receiver Victor Blackwell is officially no longer a member of the USC Trojans football team, according to head coach Steve Sarkisian. Unhappy with playing time, Blackwell stopped coming to practice three weeks ago.

The Missing Trojan: Victor Blackwell Still MIA

USC redshirt junior Victor Blackwell remains missing in action this week during practice. Upset with his playing time, Blackwell has not been seen at Trojans practice since the Boston College game.

Breaking Down Cut Block Question: Dirty or Fair?

Oregon State defensive coordinator Mark Banker called USC's blocking techniques "questionable." Taking a look at how often and how the USC Trojans have implemented the cut block this season.

USC Loses Breakout Receiver

USC freshman wide receiver Ajene Harris strained his hamstring in Wednesday's practice and his status for Saturday's matchup with Arizona State is unknown.