Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a 15-part series in which we preview college football’s top teams. We’ll be counting down from 15 to one, with the final team, released on Sept. 3 – the day college football starts – serving as our national title pick. 9. USC TrojansAfter an incredible run from 2002-2008, during which they won 11 or more games every season and captured...
USC Trojans linebacker Lamar Dawson gave a pleasant surprise to the university’s most loyal fans. Trojans season ticket holders took to social media to share the news that Dawson delivered personal phone calls as a thank you to those who are continuously coming out to support the team. The moment when you get stuck on a work call and miss a live thank you season ticket call from...
Some USC football season ticket holders received a surprise phone call recently, courtesy of Trojans linebacker Lamar Dawson. It’s common for schools to pre-record messages from coaches or administrators encouraging fans to buy season tickets or thanking them for doing so, but Dawson was making his calls individually. The moment when you get stuck on a work call and miss a live...
USC Football had a subpar defense in the 2012 season. Enter Clancy Pendergast. The entire system changed and USC only maintained three full time coaches for defense. The difference was palpable. USC improved from 61st ranked in total defense in the nation to 13th and from 7th to 1st in the Pac-12. In scoring defense, they went up from 40th to 19th in the nation and from 5th to 2nd...
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