USC Spring Game 2014: Live Score, Top Performers and Analysis

David LutherFeatured ColumnistApril 19, 2014

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2014 USC Spring Game

USC is entering a new era this season with Steve Sarkisian taking over as head coach of the Trojans football team.  After the team finished 10-4 in 2013, Sark's arrival has Trojans fans hoping USC's NCAA sanctions-induced hiatus from being counted among the nation's elite programs is nearing an end.

Stats weren't officially kept in the Coliseum, but we can take away several important things from USC's 2014 spring game.  Both the offense and defense had some important moments despite both squads being depleted due to injury.

Most importantly, USC's injury situation wasn't made any worse, even with a near full impact spring game (minus open hits or hits on the quarterback).  As the Sarkisian system takes root, there's plenty of reason to be hopeful if you're a USC fan.  After some solid defense and a calm-looking offense (especially at quarterback), there's no reason to think USC won't be among the favorites in the Pac-12 South Division come August.