Josh Shaw, Bryce Dixon Updates

Steve Sarkisian said there is no change in Josh Shaw’s status despite the fact Shaw is not going to be charged by the district attorney. Sarkisian said Shaw’s situation had not crossed his desk.

Meanwhile, tight end Bryce Dixon is able to practice but Sarkisian said he does not know if Dixon can play against UCLA.  Dixon is being investigated by the university for an incident involving another student.

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USC Morning Buzz: Adoree Jackson Does Not Want To Be Myles Jack/Shaq Thompson

ADOREE.JUJU.FRESNOCornerback Adoree Jackson returned to offense against Cal and caught a 43-yard TD pass that was called back for holding. But Jackson said he does not want to be compared to fellow Pac-12 two-way stars Shaq Thompson (Washington) or Myles Jack (UCLA).

“I want people to see me and say they want to do what I do,” Jackson said.

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USC Wins First Basketball Game!

USC defeated Tennessee Tech, 70-58, before a sparse crowd as UNLV-transfer Katin Reinhardt missed seven of his first eight shots but scored 19 points on 5 for 14 shooting to lead the Trojans while freshman guard Jordan McLaughlin added 15 points and seven assists.

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Sarkisian On Mora

“Jim’s recruited well. I think he’s brought a little bit of an edge to their football team. You can see it in the way they play. They’re probably playing their best football the last couple weeks when you look at the film.”

– USC coach Steve Sarkisian on the job UCLA coach Jim Mora‘s done

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Will USC Play Defense?

JORDAN.MCLAUGHLIN.PORTLANDThere’s no question USC will be better this season (even after losing to Portland State). But will USC play defense? That does not seem to be Andy Enfield’s strong suit and tonight’s game with Tennessee Tech will be the first chance to show if the Portland State debacle was a fluke.

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USC-UCLA Quick Thought

HUNDLEY.USCUCLA quarterback Brett Hundley was the key to last year’s game when he rushed for 80 yards with two touchdowns and also passed for 208 yards. Now for the quick thought: If Clancy Pendergast could not contain Hundley, what is there to suggest Justin Wilcox will be able to stop Hundley?

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