Nov 1, 2013; Corvallis, OR, USA; Southern California Trojans tailback Javorious Allen (37) is pursued by Oregon State Beavers safety Tyrequek Zimmerman (8) and cornerback Larry Scott (15) on an 18-yard touchdown run in the second quarter against the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

USC Morning Links: Coach O's Offense, Basketball Recruits and Other Links

Tirebiter's Morning Byte of USC Trojans News

USC’s improved offense under Coach O
(Sharon Katz | ESPN.com)

In an interview with ESPN Pac-12 blogger Kevin Gemmell, USC RB Javorius “Buck” Allen described USC’s transition to interim coach Ed Orgeron, “It hasn’t been difficult. We all love Coach (Orgeron). He’s a player’s coach. He loves us, and he wants to see us happy and have fun. We really play off of that, and we want to win for him.”

USC is 4-1 under Coach Orgeron and its offense seems to have found an identity. USC has turned to its run game, led by Allen and Silas Redd, which has opened up the passing game for Cody Kessler and the Trojans.

Where Was RB Buck Allen Under Lane Kiffin?
(Kyle Kensing| Bleacher Report)

Getting lost in a crowd is easy. Such was the case for USC running back Buck Allen during the first half of this season.

Allen was lost in a sea of players, all competing for playing time at running back in the Trojans offense. A third-year sophomore, Allen spent the previous two years working out on scout team.

Stanford, USC playing opposite roles heading into showdown 
(Paul Gackle | San Francisco Chronicle)

In 2007, the Stanford football team shocked No. 1 Southern Cal with an upset victory at the Los Angeles Coliseum, the first big win in the program’s rise to national prominence.

Now, the Cardinal are contending for a berth in the BCS Championship game and the Trojans are looking for a signature win under interim coach Ed Orgeron.

USC Basketball Welcomes Three New Recruits
(Elisa Hernandez| ATVN)

USC men’s basketball welcomes the first recruiting class under the direction of head coach Andy Enfield. USC officially announced the signing of 4-star point guard Jordan McLaughlin, 3-star center Jabari Craig and four-star power forward Malik Price-Martin.

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