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Four-star 2018 Running Back Commits to USC

Trojans pick up a recruit commit right after losing one After a de-commitment from a fellow 2018 running back Mychal Salahuddin, the Trojans landed Markese Stepp to fill their ground attack needs. Stepp announced his commitment via Twitter on Sunday, Dec. 17, just days before the early signing period begins for recruits on Dec. 20. The talented four-star hailing from Cathedral...
Via Conquest Chronicles
December 18, 2017

Trojans Live 12/19 - Clay Helton Cotton Bowl Preview

Via USC Trojans Athletics
December 19, 2017

Early signing period: USC football recruiting has solid start signing McClain and Williams

Two top defenders will join the Trojans On the first day of the newly instated early signing period, the USC Trojans and its Southern California charm snagged multiple top recruits. Here are two of the eight new Trojans. Chase Williams, DB, Corona, CA Ranked No. 125 nationally and No. 16 for his position, four-star Williams adds defensive dominance to the Trojans’ secondary...
Via Conquest Chronicles
December 21, 2017

Early signing period 2018: USC Signs Two New Linebackers To 2018 Class

Raymond Scott & Kana’i Mauga will enroll early with the Trojans. Raymond Scott, Harbor City, CA Four-star Scott signed with the Trojans Wednesday morning on the first day of the early signing period. Scott adds to USC’s defensive haul in the class of 2018 and will be a welcomed early enrollee. Ranked No. 138 nationally and No. 8 for his position, Scott is a U.S. Army All...
Via Conquest Chronicles
December 21, 2017

Early signing period: USC football signs elite recruits at running back and linebacker

Two key prospects sign with the Trojans on early signing day Recruiting season is an interesting time of year for college football fans. The drama of prospects committing, de-committing, flipping schools, all while waiting for the fax of a recruits letter of intent to hit the program’s facility. Early signing day may not have brought that type of drama, but it was still interesting...
Via Conquest Chronicles
December 21, 2017

5-Star Quarterback JT Daniels to Reclassify and join USC Football in 2018

USC adds a quarterback to their 2018 class as JT Daniels reclassifies to the 2018 class. There have been rumors of JT Daniels reclassifying to come to USC a year early and now things are official. JT Daniels released a video on his twitter account announcing that he will be reclassifying into the 2018 class and enroll into USC for the fall semester. The report was made by Greg Biggins...
Via Conquest Chronicles
December 24, 2017

Sam Darnold would be ‘honored to play for any [NFL] team’

USC Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold differentiated himself from UCLA Bruins signal-caller Josh Rosen by indicating on Wednesday that it would be an honor to play for any NFL team.The Cleveland Browns (0-15) assured themselves the top overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft with a loss to the Chicago Bears last weekend. Darnold was asked how he thinks he would look in a Browns uniform...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Darnold would be ‘honored’ to play for any NFL team, including Browns

If both Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen end up declaring for the NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns may have an easy choice to make with the No. 1 overall draft pick.Compared to Rosen, who is more concerned about going to the right team rather than the one picking the highest, Darnold says it would be “special” to go No. 1 overall in the draft.“Honestly, yeah, it would be awesome,” Darnold...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 27, 2017  |  Discuss

USC quarterback Sam Darnold would be 'honored' to play for any NFL team

USC quarterback Sam Darnold has yet to enter the 2018 NFL Draft, but if he does, he wants teams to know that he’d be happy to play anywhere.While UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen has reservations about going to a bad team — namely the Cleveland Browns — Darnold has a starkly different take.“Whenever I come out to go to the NFL, I think I’d be honored to play for any team,” Darnold said...
Via Sportsnaut
December 27, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: 2017 Ohio State Football: USC Trailer

The No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes meet an old foe, the No. 8 USC Trojans, in the Cotton Bowl.
Via Ohio State Buckeyes Athletics
December 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Watch blind USC long snapper Jake Olson drive golf ball incredibly far

USC long snapper Jake Olson continues to amaze.Olson, who is blind, has not allowed his disability to hold him back from playing football. He entered a game earlier in the season, and snapped the ball perfectly on an extra-point attempt in the team’s win over Western Michigan.Not only that, Olson can also drive golf balls — further than the rest of us.A recent video has emerged showing...
Via The Sports Daily
December 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Blind USC long snapper Jake Olson shows off golf skills in awesome video

Jake Olson is truly a man of many talents.In a video shared to Twitter on Thursday by USC Athletics, the blind Trojans long snapper showed off one seriously impressive swing on the driving range. Olson made for one of the best moments of 2017 when he entered the game and snapped the ball for a made extra point during USC’s win over Western Michigan in their November season opener...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 28, 2017  |  Discuss

2018 4 star athlete Talanoa Hufanga commits to USC

The Number 1 Athlete in the Nation commits to USC over Oregon and Utah on Thursdat Night. USC football gains another huge recruit for the 2018 class. 5 star Athlete Talanoa Hufanga has committed to the Trojans. The announcement was posted through a video on Hufanga’s twitter account Thursday evening. Hufanga is rated as the No. 1 recruit out of the state of Oregon and the No....
Via Conquest Chronicles
December 28, 2017

Watch Cotton Bowl coin flip

Important events that can decide games should be left up to the officials, which was made clear before Friday’s Cotton Bowl kicked off.An elderly woman was given the task of flipping the coin at midfield before the game, and she really didn’t appear to be up to it. The woman didn’t even flip the coin at all — instead, she simply tossed it, and the coin barely even rotated. The coin...
Via The Sports Daily
December 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Watch Ohio State, USC players fight at end of Cotton Bowl

USC’s frustration from failing to score more than a touchdown against Ohio State appeared to boil over at the end of Friday night’s Cotton Bowl.Somehow, the Trojans were able to outgain the Buckeyes in total yards, 413-277, but turnovers and failing to finish off drives did them in.The frustration from moving the football throughout the game but being unable to eclipse seven points...
Via The Sports Daily
December 30, 2017  |  Discuss

What could wrong did go wrong for the USC Trojans

Now that we’ve had a little over a day to let it process, it’s time to accept that USC was not good enough and beat themselves in the 2017 Cotton Bowl, rather than Ohio State “dominating” them. 24-7 seems like a one-sided affair, but in context, not really. First off, 17 points in football is closer than people think. 17 points seem like a lot because in basketball it’s a route....
Via isportsweb.com
December 31, 2017  |  Discuss

USC player ejected for hitting Washington State player in groin

USC was forced to play without its best offensive weapon for the majority of Sunday’s game against Washington State, as Chimezie Metu was ejected from the game for putting a cheap shot on one of his opponents.Metu went to close out on Washington State’s Carter Skaggs in the first half of the game, and attempted to sneak in a shot to the groin in doing so. Metu was hit with a Flagrant...
Via The Sports Daily
January 01, 2018  |  Discuss

2017 Season Review: USC versus The Pac-12

The Trojans’ goal was to win the Pac-12 Championship—how did they fare in conference during the 2017 season? The 2017 season started with hopes for a spot in the College Football Playoffs and a top-four ranking in the pre-season polls. However if you were to ask anyone on the USC football team including head coach Clay Helton, the goal was to win the Pac-12 Championship. The Trojans...
Via Conquest Chronicles
January 01, 2018

Metu suspended for half, loses captainship following groin punch

USC junior Chimezie Metu threw one of the worst cheap shots of the season on Sunday night when he punched an opponent in the groin. He was hit with a flagrant foul and ejected from the game for the egregious act, but the school decided that was not punishment enough.Still, many believe Metu is getting off easy.According to Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News, USC has suspended...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 02, 2018  |  Discuss

Matt Leinart has some sage advice for Sam Darnold

USC quarterback Sam Darnold has not yet decided to enter the 2018 NFL Draft. A redshirt sophomore, he has two more seasons of eligibility remaining with the Trojans.Should Darnold in fact decide to forgo those two seasons, he will likely compete with UCLA’s Josh Rosen to be the No. 1 overall pick of the Cleveland Browns in April’s draft.But if he were to ask former USC Heisman winner...
Via SNIPdaily
January 02, 2018  |  Discuss

Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen declare for NFL Draft

Wednesday was apparently universal “let’s declare for the draft day.”Both Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen declared for the NFL Draft on Wednesday, about an hour apart. Rosen made his announcement on Twitter and Instagram, posting this note: The former UCLA QB said in his note that he would return to finish his degree. His previous coach Jim Mora said Rosen was on schedule to graduate...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 03, 2018  |  Discuss

Clay Helton sends note of support for Sam Darnold

Clay Helton sent a really nice note about Sam Darnold after the quarterback declared for the NFL Draft on Wednesday.The USC head coach called Darnold a “true example of what it means to be a Trojan” and praised Darnold’s character. Though Darnold only played two seasons for the Trojans, he was in the program for three as he redshirted his first year, so Helton has been around him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 03, 2018  |  Discuss

USC quarterback Sam Darnold Declares for 2018 NFL Draft

Sam Darnold will take his next snaps on Sunday’s as he declares for the upcoming NFL draft. Next season Sam Darnold will be taking his next snaps on Sunday’s in an NFL uniform. USC redshirt sophomore quarterback announced that he will declare for the NFL draft via his Instragram account Wednesday afternoon. Through his two years playing for USC, Sam Darnold has already accomplished...
Via Conquest Chronicles
January 03, 2018

Conquest Chronicles Mailbag: Answering Your Questions for the 2018 USC Trojan Squad

An almost complete player turnover has left many questions for this Trojan team We asked and you all responded. We took to Twittersphere for a few burning questions in our very first Mailbag segment. Moving forward, we’ll weekly post up the mailbag for those questions—but if you can’t wait until then, ask away using #CCMailbag. A special thanks to @Trojan_boy05 , @Ginsburg @yesdltishere...
Via Conquest Chronicles
January 04, 2018

Watch: USC thanks Sam Darnold with awesome tribute video

USC quarterback Sam Darnold might not have been able to lead his program to a national title in two seasons under center, but he’ll go down as one of the better quarterbacks in program history.On Wednesday, Darnold announced that he was forgoing his final two seasons with the Trojans and entering the 2018 NFL Draft (more on that here).One day later, the Trojans found it in themselves...
Via Sportsnaut
January 04, 2018  |  Discuss
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