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USC's Darnold is first team All-Pac-12 Conference quarterback, but Trojans are shut out of major awards

USC's Darnold is first team All-Pac-12 Conference quarterback, but Trojans are shut out of major awards

USC is the Pac-12 Conference football champion, but it didn’t have a player or coach of the year on the all-conference team.

The Trojans had a league-high seven players on the first team, announced Tuesday, but were shut out of the major awards.

David Shaw of Stanford was coach of the year; running back Bryce Love of Stanford was offensive player of the year; and lineman Vita Vea of Washington was defensive player of the year in a vote of conference coaches.

USC players on the first team were quarterback Sam Darnold, running back Ronald Jones II, defensive lineman Rasheem Green, linebackers Uchenna Nwosu and Cameron Smith, safety Marvell Tell III and special-teams player...

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