Found November 16, 2013 on Rumors and Rants:
Since Ed Orgeron took over as USC’s interim football coach following the firing of Lane Kiffin, he has emphasized fun. Orgeron has treated his team to In-N-Out burgers, Roscoe’s chicken and waffles and brought deserts back to the training table. He has also brought in famous fans to address the team on a weekly basis. This week was no different. Friday night before the Trojans’ big showdown with the Stanford Cardinal, Orgeron and USC president Max Nikias brought in rap legend Dr. Dre to speak to the team. Of course, Dre got a huge ovation from the players. Back in May Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre donated $70 million to USC to establish the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. The program’s goal is to create a new generation of inspired innovators. Now that he has his own academy on USC’s campus, Dr. Dre considers himself part of the Trojan family. He wished the football team good luck and told them he would be in the stands watch...

WATCH: Matt Leinart leads USC onto field for Stanford game

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WATCH: USC makes 47-yard field goal to beat Stanford

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USC Football: Don’t call it an upset

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Delegating has served Orgeron, Trojans well

LOS ANGELES Former USC head coach Lane Kiffin mentioned on a national radio show early Thursday that he should have delegated more during his time with the Trojans. Delegating has been, arguably, one of the most effective tactics for interim head coach Ed Orgeron. He's let his coaches coach, intent on encouraging players on the sideline during games. It's allowed coaches...

Orgeron proving he's more than just a quick fix

LOS ANGELES So much in the Coliseum on Saturday night was predicated on a chance. For interim head coach Ed Orgeron, his was the chance to prove he could lead a team to victory over a top-5 opponent and he wasn't just a quick fix to a bad situation. For the USC Trojans it was snapping a four-game losing streak to No. 4 Stanford. For Andre Heidari, it was a chance at redemption...

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Xavier Grimble, Stanford vs. USC postgame

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The Trojan Blitz, USC beats No. 5 Stanford

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Max Tuerk, Stanford vs. USC postgame

USC sophomore Max Tuerk reacts from the Coliseum field to the Trojans' 20-17 upset win over No. 5 Stanford...

Andre Heidari kicks 47-yard field goal to beat Stanford (Video)

Andre Heidari redeemed himself in the biggest way possible by nailing a 47-yard field goal with 19 seconds left to help the USC Trojans beat the Stanford Cardinal 20-17 at the Coliseum on Saturday night. Heidari missed an extra point following the Trojans’ first touchdown, meaning Stanford only needed a field goal to tie the […]

Su’a Cravens makes crucial interception off deflection vs. Stanford

Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan got into some serious trouble and he tried to throw a prayer up.  Unfortunately for Hogan the ball was deflected up in the air and the prayer was answered by USC Trojans true freshman Su’a Cravens.  The interception set up USC to score a field goal with 19 seconds left to take a 20-17 lead.  

Stanford Cardinal vs. USC Trojans: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

The No. 4 Stanford Cardinal will take on the USC Trojans on Saturday in a match-up of two PAC-12 schools. Stanford (8-1) is fresh off a win over then No. 2 Oregon while USC (7-3) has put together a three game win streak themselves. Coverage of the game between Stanford and USC will air on ABC beginning at 8:00 pm ET from the Los Angeles Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA.  Stanford...

GIF: Impressive second effort gives Tyler Gaffney 35-yd TD run against USC

Tweet   Since Ed Orgeron took over for Lane Kiffin as head coach of USC the Trojans have won four of five games. To make it five out of six the Trojans will have to take down No. 4 Stanford.   If USC is going to improve to 8-3 they’ll have to neutralize one of the stingier defenses in the Pac-12. They will also be facing Tyler Gaffney, who came...

Breske's Last Stand? (Arizona Game Pick)

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