Found September 05, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
As those of us who watch college athletics know all too well, coaching at a high-profile Division-I program is typically more about winning than anything else. Players who contribute to the winning cause are constantly allowed to bend the rules both in the classroom and in everyday life. At USC, for example, a player can be sentenced to jail time and have his scholarship waiting for him when he returns.
Linebacker Simione Vehikite was sentenced to a year in jail back in mid-May after pleading no contest to leaving the scene of a car accident and driving with a .08 percent blood-alcohol level and causing injury. He served slightly over three months of his sentence and returned to the team on Wednesday. According to the Los Angeles Daily News, head coach Lane Kiffin said he was no longer a part of the program when he was arrested last March.
That didn’t last very long. Not only was Vehikite welcomed back to the program, but a walk-on named Will Andrew did not have his scholarship rene...
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Lane Kiffin reinstated linebacker Simione Vehikite, who was released from jail last week, and his return to the team was at the expense of a walk-on player's scholarship.
The Trojans were a bit testy on Saturday night in their game against Hawaii. However, not with the opposition, but instead with themselves.
In the second quarter of USC's season opening 49-10 win, Matt Barkley threw a pass to Marqise Lee on third down that fell incomplete.
Lee dove for the ball but was unable to come up with the catch. As he got up off of the turf he motioned...
LOS ANGELES -- When USC ended spring practice, depth at tailback was issue No. 1. They had just three scholarship tailbacks.
Fast forward to the Wednesday before No. 2 USC (1-0) is set to take on Syracuse (0-1) in their second game of the season, and the Trojans are once again down to three scholarship tailbacks for the foreseeable future.
Running back D.J. Morgan announced via...
It's a good thing USC pursued and landed Silas Redd.
USC Coach Lane Kiffin confirmed Wednesday that sophomore tailback D.J. Morgan would have knee surgery. Morgan had tweeted his status earlier in the day.
Morgan, who started two games in 2011, rushed for seven yards in his only carry Saturday in the Trojans' 49-10 season-opening victory over Hawaii.
Morgan had reconstructive...
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USC quarterback Matt Barkley held off a surge from West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith to once again top the Heismanpundit/CBSSports.com Heisman Straw Poll, a survey of Heisman voter sentiment released every Tuesday. Barkley, the leader in the preseason edition of the straw poll, collected nine out of a possible 11 first-place votes and totaled 28 points after throwing for...
USC Head Coach Lane Kiffin’s response was the typical one, and the safe one considering who his Trojans may face for a National Championship.When asked about the Alabama Crimson Tide leapfrogging USC and capturing the top spot in the AP poll, Kiffin praised the SEC behemoth’s performance against a good Michigan Wolverines squad and summed up his opinion of the poll and standings...
USC defeated Hawaii 49-10 in their season opener on Saturday afternoon, thanks in large part to the efforts of sophomore receiver Marqise Lee. Lee caught a Matt Barkley pass for a touchdown on the first play of the game, then later broke for a 100 yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
The Trojans continue to prepare to travel to the east coast to take on Syracuse at MetLife Stadium on Saturday...
The Trojans prepare to travel to New York to take on Syracuse Saturday at MetLife Stadium.
A familiar face returned to practice a week ago wearing No. 39 as Simione Vehikite once again took the field with the Trojans. Vehikite sat out during the spring due to legal issues.
USC students and alumni weren't the only ones singing "Fight On" last Saturday. Fox executive Dan Shell was also screaming his lungs out at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the Trojans trounced Hawaii, 49-10, albeit for slightly different reasons.
Shell is in charge of selling sponsorships for USC's athletic programs. But while Shell's title is vice president...
The Syracuse Orange face a daunting task in trying to defeat one of the nation's best on Saturday. CuseNation.com takes an in-depth look at what to expect from the USC Trojans.