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USC heads into training camp with greater expectations

USC heads into training camp with greater expectations

Steve Sarkisian described USC's 2014 season as "a total success." The Trojans coach made that controversial comment in December after USC knocked down a Hail Mary pass and hung on to beat Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl, ending Sarkisian's first season with a 9-4 record. With USC's fan base roiling, Sarkisian later explained that lessons learned from the losses would help the Trojans in the future. Well, here we are. USC begins practice Saturday in preparation for a Sept. 5 opener against Arkansas State and a season in which it faces far greater expectations than it did a year ago. The Trojans are ranked 10th in the national coaches' poll and were picked to...

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