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Video: Utah’s Players Went Crazy After Seeing Team’s New Black Helmet

Utah football has had a bit of a surprise season thus far, posting a 5-1 record with big wins over Michigan, UCLA and Oregon State. But next week, the Utes face perhaps their toughest test of the season when the USC Trojans come to town. Saturday, the team’s coaching staff upped the ante a bit, unveiling brand new black helmets for the contest. As you can see below, the players...
Via College Spun
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Former USC RB LenDale White Escorted Away From USC Locker Room, Angrily Tweets About Wanting AD Pat Haden Fired

Today should be a good one for USC fans and alumni. The Trojans had no issue running over Colorado, finishing with a 56-28 win against the Buffaloes. Of course, not everyone at The Coliseum is happy with how the game went. Former USC running back LenDale White spent much of last weekend trashing members of head coach Steve Sarkisian’s coaching staff during a close 28-26 win over...
Via College Spun
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Trojans at Utah Utes: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Two ranked Pac-12 schools will face one another on Saturday when the USC Trojans and Utah Utes play against each other. No. 20 USC (5-2) and No. 19 Utah (5-1) will each be looking for their sixth win overall this season. Coverage of the game between USA and Utah will air on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 10:00 pm ET from Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake, UT. The Odds: USC is a 1 point...
Via Tireball.com
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: USC Trojans Adoree' Jackson Returns Kick Off For Easiest 100-Yard TD Return Ever

Kick off returns are not supposed to be easy. Coverage teams have a slight advantage since they can see the whole play develop as they run down the field and the return teams are somewhat reactive to them. That's pretty much why most kick returns don't go beyond the 20-30 yard line, but when the cover team kind of forgets to hit anyone and just overruns the play you end up with the...
Via FatManWriting
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Travis Wilson Leads Utah Utes to First Win Over USC Since Joining the PAC-12

While most folks were sleeping or out and about having a really good time the best college football game of the day was taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah. On one sideline you had the No. 19 Utah Utes and on the other the No. 20 USC Trojans. Both have their share of play makers and they were certainly out in force. I'm talking hard hits, big turnovers, a kick return for a touchdown...
Via FatManWriting
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

USC LT Chad Wheeler out for season

The rough weekend for USC continued. Saturday's 24-21 loss in Salt Lake City all but eliminated the team from the Pac-12 South race. Two of the three teams in front of the Trojans in the standings own tiebreakers over them -- Arizona State and Utah. Sunday's news was season altering as well. Left tackle Chad Wheeler suffered a torn ACL in the loss against Utah Saturday night and...
Via Fox Sports West
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Sarkisian, USC remain optimistic about chances of winning Pac-12

USC returned to the practice field on Tuesday morning to more compliments from head coach Steve Sarkisian.  "I continue to be impressed by these guys' willingness to get up off the mat," Sarkisian said as Tuesday's practice wrapped up. "I think there's quite a few teams that could lose a ballgame the way we did Saturday and mope around and feel sorry for themselves and this group...
Via Fox Sports West
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

With loss of LT Wheeler, Trojans shaking up offensive line personnel

Simply put, there are a lot of moving parts on the USC offensive line. Chad Wheeler's season-ending knee injury has led to shifting on the left side. For starters Aundrey Walker, who primarily has played guard over the last two seasons, moved back outside to left tackle in Salt Lake City immediately following Wheeler's injury. Walker, Sarkisian announced on Sunday, would continue...
Via Fox Sports West
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaw suspension has given Jackson space to thrive

If Josh Shaw is going to make his return to the field for USC, he doesn't have much time to do it. The Trojans currently are going through a bye week and will come out of it with three regular seasons games remaining along with whichever bowl game the team accepts a bid to. USC head coach Steve Sarkisian made headlines earlier this week when he announced he wasn't writing the season...
Via Fox Sports West
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Sarkisian addresses Orgeron's desire to return to USC

Former USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron said he'll be "a USC Trojan forever" to the "Los Angeles Times." Whether he's physically a Trojan again or not remains to be seen.  Orgeron told the newspaper that he'd return to the school as an assistant if asked.   When the topic arose at the conclusion of practice Sunday USC head coach Steve Sarkisian likened Orgeron's thoughts to many...
Via Fox Sports West
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ed Orgeron admits he wants to come back to USC as assistant

Ed Orgeron went 6-2 as USC's interim head coach last season after Lane Kiffin was fired and naturally believed he had made a case for the full-time job. When he didn't get it, he admits now, he was hurt and didn't know how to respond. Orgeron left the Trojans before the bowl game and went home to Louisiana. When new head coach Steve Sarkisian called and offered a job on his staff...
Via Fox Sports
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Golden Bears vs. USC Tojans: Betting Odds

Betting odds for the Cal Golden Bears and USC Trojans Thursday night Pac-12 game.
Via Gamedayr
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

USC's Josh Shaw tells tale of lying about pool rescue, now waits

Josh Shaw knows people reading this will have no reason to believe it. He wants to tell his story anyway, as a cautionary tale about a life swallowed by a lie. "I've seen the dark side, I've hit the bottom," he said softly. "I've learned." Shaw was speaking publicly for the first time since fabricating a story that changed a USC football season and quite possibly ended a USC football...
Via Fox Sports West
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vine: Cal’s Failed Fake Punt Against USC Is Comedy Gold

The California Golden Bears provided comedy gold on Thursday night against the USC Trojans. Watch and laugh your brains out: Cal fake punt…fails. https://t.co/O8hV0rjqMv — Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) November 14, 2014
Via The Student Section
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

RECAP: USC propels past Cal 38-30

Nelson Agholor caught a career-high 16 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns, and Cody Kessler passed for 371 yards and four scores in Southern California's 38-30 victory over California on Thursday night. George Farmer and Randall Telfer also caught TD passes for the Trojans (7-3, 6-2 Pac-12), who beat their upstate rivals for the 11th straight time. Agholor and Kessler shredded...
Via Fox Sports West
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

RECAP: USC propels past Cal 38-30

Nelson Agholor caught a career-high 16 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns, and Cody Kessler passed for 371 yards and four scores in Southern California's 38-30 victory over California on Thursday night. George Farmer and Randall Telfer also caught TD passes for the Trojans (7-3, 6-2 Pac-12), who beat their upstate rivals for the 11th straight time. Agholor and Kessler shredded...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

USC's Agholor not happy despite career night

There's something about facing the Cal Golden Bears that seems to bring out the best in Nelson Agholor.   Thursday, Cal got to see up close just how versatile the junior wide receiver is in the USC 38-30 win.   As Cal found out, Agholor's as dangerous in the return game as he is in the passing game. Entering Thursday night, he was in the top-15 in the country in punt return touchdowns...
Via Fox Sports West
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Trojans top Bears in penalty-marred laugher, 38-30

Juju has mojo: John “Juju” Smith and the USC Trojans vaulted to second place in the PAC-12 South with a 38-30 win over the Cal Bears in The Coliseum Thursday night. USC is the sea monster in a creepy children’s story, yellow eyes and gleaming, lethal red head lurking just above the murky water. Last night in the Coliseum they pummeled California in the first half, building...
Via The Duck Stops Here
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

'It got too close there in the end': Closing out games continues to be issue for Trojans

On the USC sideline and in the eyes of head coach Steve Sarkisian, there was relief. Leading 38-30 with just over 1:30 to play, Cal attempted an onside kick and it was recovered by Darreus Rogers to secure the USC victory on Thursday night. Just last month in Tucson, USC was unable to recover vs. Arizona and game away with the loss. Against the Golden Bears, that wasn't the case...
Via Fox Sports West
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

To keep Pac-12 title hopes alive, USC needs huge game from Kessler

The USC vs. UCLA rivalry is simple for Nelson Agholor. It's a big game, but not just because it's UCLA. "Well, that's the next game," Agholor said. His quarterback Cody Kessler has a different take on the rivalry. Unlike Agholor, Kessler knows what it's like to experience a win against his crosstown rivals. His first year on campus he spent as a redshirt and watched from the sidelines...
Via Fox Sports West
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Trojans reinstate CB Josh Shaw after 10-game suspension

USC has reinstated Josh Shaw nearly three months after the cornerback lied about how he suffered an injury. Shaw, who missed 10 games in his absence, jumped off a balcony in August after an argument with his girlfriend and fabricated a story about saving his drowning nephew to explain how he sprained both ankles. In actuality, police were called to Shaw's apartment during the argument...
Via Fox Sports
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Shaw reinstated by USC after suspension

Southern California has reinstated defensive back Josh Shaw, who had been suspended since he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles in a preseason fall. USC announced Shaw's reinstatement Tuesday night, but coach Steve Sarkisian hasn't decided whether the senior will play against No. 11 UCLA on Saturday. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Monday...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Sarkisian: Shaw 'thankful' to be reinstated

There's "a sense of relief" along with a spirit of being "thankful" on the part of Josh Shaw, according to his head coach Steve Sarkisian. Shaw was reinstated to the USC football team Tuesday after what turned out to be a 10-game suspension from the team. Shaw injured both ankles and fabricated a story about the injury. The reinstatement comes on the heels of the Los Angeles District...
Via Fox Sports West
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

USC CB Shaw returns to practice after suspension, but may not play

LOS ANGELES -- Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox tried to downplay it as a typical Wednesday morning practice at No. 24 Southern California, only with ''more people on the sideline,'' but the return of defensive back Josh Shaw from suspension made it anything but. Shaw worked at cornerback and on special teams after being reinstated Tuesday night following investigations by the...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaw's return to the football field for USC more physical than mental

Twelve weeks and 10 games later, Josh Shaw's return to the football field will be more about his physical state than where he is mentally. Shaw wasn't on the field for spring drills but did participate in fall camp. During that time, he was soaking up first-year USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox's defensive playbook. Head coach Steve Sarkisian said Shaw "potentially" could...
Via Fox Sports West
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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