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The Audible: USC's time to win the Pac-12 starts right now

USC coach Steve Sarkisian checked in with The Audible on National Signing Day to chat with Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel about the Trojans. Among the topics covered in the conversation: * USC's expectations and opportunity in the Pac-12 entering 2015 * Who will be the next star freshmen to follow Adoree' Jackson and Juju Smith * The impact recruits headlining USC's excellent 2015...
Via Fox Sports
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Clancy Pendergast reportedly left for NFL because he does not want to recruit

Former USC defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast has been a popular man the past two months as he has been considered for many coaching positions. Pendergast, who took last season off after Steve Sarkisian brought his DC from Washington to USC, interviewed for the Redskins defensive coordinator position, as well as the LSU and Utah DC...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Position-by-position breakdown of USC's 2015 Signing Day class

Alabama's two-year reign of having the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, according to Scout.com, was snapped by Steve Sarkisian and USC on Wednesday. It was the highest ranked class for the Trojans since the No. 2-ranked class in 2007 and the first No. 1 class for the Trojans since the 2006 group that featured Taylor Mays, Vidal Hazelton, Stafon Johnson, Stanley Havili, C.J...
Via Fox Sports West
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

USC is the Best Brand in College Football

America's greatest unofficial holiday came and went yesterday, and for those of you who were paying close attention (which I suspect is everyone reading this article), something sort of weird happened towards the end Signing Day 2015. No, I'm not talking about Butch Jones' bucket hat..... although, let's get real here for a second: That was pretty weird. Nope, instead it happened...
Via Fox Sports
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Signing Day: Interviews with 11 elite coaches & more highlights

Signing Day sure was the whirlwind it promised to be, as programs throughout the country stocked up on elite talent from the recruiting Class of 2015. USC was among the schools that made out well. In fact, according to Scout.com, the Trojans hold the No. 1 class in the country. That group includes elite CB Iman Marshall, the nation's No. 7 overall player. Alabama, Auburn, UCLA and...
Via Fox Sports
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian is psyched about the haul USC brought in for 2015

USC coach Steve Sarkisian joined Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel on National Signing Day to discuss USC's 2015 recruiting class and much more about the Trojans. In particular, Sark is fired up about the defensive freaks the Trojans got in this year's haul. Check out the video above for more. MORE FROM NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Urban Meyer to Ohio State QB recruits: Don't be afraid...
Via Fox Sports
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Expectations continue to grow as USC reels in No. 1 recruiting class

Way too early projections have USC as a preseason top-four team in the country. Too much, too fast? Possibly, but the results of National Signing Day are going to do nothing to temper those outside expectations. USC closed Signing Day 2015 and closed hard. Steve Sarkisian and Co. put together the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, according to various media outlets, including...
Via Fox Sports West
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

USC gets banner recruiting class in 1st year after sanctions

LOS ANGELES (AP) After years of heavy NCAA sanctions, Southern California finally had a full complement of football scholarships to offer this year. On a level playing field, coach Steve Sarkisian and the Trojans were awfully tough to beat. USC landed one of the nation's top recruiting classes Wednesday, adding late commitments from several big-name prospects to the Trojans' stack...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Trojans pull down nation's top recruiting class

PHOENIX (AP) Southern California not only won the battle for Los Angeles, it became the king of the nation in recruiting. NCAA sanctions that limited scholarships ended this year and coach Steve Sarkisian made the most of it, signing a 24-player class that was rated No. 1 by Scout and Rivals on Wednesday, national signing day. The class is filled with five- and four-star recruits...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Staying in L.A.: Serra teammates Green (DE), Houston (OLB) pick USC

USC scored a pair of Serra teammates. Rasheem Green, the No. 5-ranked defensive end in the country according to Scout.com, and John Houston, the nation's No. 6-ranked outside linebacker, will suit up for the Trojans in the fall. USC is putting together a solid class heading into the second season under Steve Sarkisian. Green, the No. 22 player overall according to Scout.com, pitcked...
Via Fox Sports West
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The Audible: USC is dominating recruiting for second straight year

For the second consecutive season at USC, Steve Sarkisian is putting together a dominant recruiting class. How good could the Trojans' 2015 class be? If it locks in some remaining targets, it could reach No. 2 in the nation, behind only Alabama (which has a strong hold on the top spot). With National Signing Day on the horizon, Ryan Abraham of USCFootball.com -- the Scout.com network...
Via Fox Sports
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Audible: USC is dominating recruiting for second straight year

For the second consecutive season at USC, Steve Sarkisian is putting together a dominant recruiting class. How good could the Trojans' 2015 class be? If it locks in some remaining targets, it could reach No. 2 in the nation, behind only Alabama (which has a strong hold on the top spot). With National Signing Day on the horizon, Ryan Abraham of USCFootball.com -- the Scout.com network...
Via Fox Sports West
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Valencia's four-star athlete, Wilson "humbled" by USC scholarship offer

Jay Jay Wilson lined up just about everywhere on the field for Valencia. At the next level Wilson will have the chance to play just about any position for whichever school he elects to attend.  It's rare and unique to be awarded an athletic scholarship to a Division I university.  It's even more rare and unique to be awarded an athletic scholarship at five different positions:...
Via Fox Sports West
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

5-Star CB Iman Marshall Not Heavily Favoring USC?

Judging from Iman Marshall's retweet, he may not be heavily favoring the USC Trojans.
Via Gamedayr
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Payton leads Oregon St. past USC, 59-55

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Gary Payton II recorded his sixth double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Oregon State to a 59-55 victory Saturday over USC. Jarmal Reid added 14 points, including the go-ahead basket with 10:02 to play, as the Beavers (14-5, 5-2 Pac-12) won their third in a row and improved to 12-0 at Gill Coliseum. Trailing 58-55, the Trojans had...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat Haden unsure of future as USC athletic director

Pat Haden has found himself in the spotlight since taking the athletic director position at USC. Who could forget Haden firing then head coach Lane Kiffin at the airport following a loss two years ago. And what about this past season when he left the press box to argue with the referees during the Trojans win against Stanford. But other than that, Haden has done a good job at USC...
Via No Guts, No Glory
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Young, Cook lead Oregon over Southern Cal 75-67

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Joseph Young scored 19 points and Elgin Cook added 15 to lead Oregon to 75-67 victory over Southern California on Thursday night. The win snapped a two-game Pac-12 losing streak for the Ducks (13-6, 3-3), who have won their last nine games against the Trojans (9-9, 1-5). Dillon Brooks finished with 12 points for Oregon, and Jalil Abdul-Bassit had 11 off the bench...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Steve Sarkisian And USC Commit Ronald Jones Posed With A Cool Customized “Fight On” Banner

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian was in Texas today, and had an in-home visit with running back commit Ronald Jones II, a four-star player from McKinney. The player and his future coach posed for a picture during the visit today with a big “Fight On” banner, featuring pictures of Jones from high school and a recent All-American game. We’re not sure if the banner was made by Jones...
Via College Spun
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders Draft Prospects: Wide receiver Nelson Agholor

Name: Nelson Agholor, WR, USC Height: 6’1” Weight: 194 lbs. NFL Comparison: Pierre Garcon, Washington Positives: Agholor is the atypical USC draft prospect, which states that he isn’t overhyped, and has the skill set to perform at the next level. In 36 games at USC, he rang up a minimum of six catches in 15 games. That screams high end production. Usually matched against the...
Via cover32 - Raiders
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

USC might pass Alabama for the #1 recruiting class for 2015

With national signing day a few weeks away, teams are starting to make their moves with the recruits that they have targeted. Alabama has had the number one recruiting class for the past few years. 2015 is no different as the Crimson Tide is sitting on top of the team rankings for this cycle. Even though Alabama has a big lead over everyone else, there is one team who has a chance...
Via No Guts, No Glory
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mock draft predicts Jacksonville Jaguars select Leonard Williams from USC

The NFL playoffs are in full swing, but the real competition is all about predicting which players will be taken when in May’s NFL Draft. ESPN’s Mel Kiper released his first-round mock yesterday, and he predicted the Jacksonville Jaguars would take USC defensive end Leonard Williams at number three overall: via http://imgur.com/a/sdNYT   Williams played in 13 games for the...
Via cover32 - Jaguars
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

USC WR George Farmer declares for NFL Draft

Just when it appeared all the dominoes had fallen with USC underclassmen declaring for the NFL Draft, there was still one more left to go. Redshirt junior George Farmer sent shockwaves through the McKay Center when he announced he, too, will forego his senior season and enter the upcoming NFL Draft. "This was a hard decision, one I thought over long and hard," Farmer said in a statement...
Via Fox Sports West
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

USC receiver George Farmer enters NFL draft early

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California receiver George Farmer has decided to skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Farmer announced his decision through the school Wednesday. Farmer made little impact in four seasons with the Trojans, catching 30 passes for 363 yards and four touchdowns. After missing the entire 2013 season with a knee injury, he had 25 catches last season...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Mater Dei star Katin Reinhardt's first meeting with UCLA 'overdue'

When Katin Reinhardt takes the floor for USC on Wednesday night in the Trojans Pac-12 tilt against city rival UCLA, it will be long overdue. Coming out of Mater Dei High School in 2012, Reinhardt was a USC commit under then head coach Kevin O'Neill.  He wound up, however, at UNLV. After one season with  the Running Rebels, in which he led the team in three-point field goals and...
Via Fox Sports West
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

USC's Allen to enter NFL Draft

Buck Allen is the last domino to fall among the USC draft eligible underclassmen. His decision, however, is far from a surprise. Allen will forego his senior season and enter the upcoming NFL Draft. "This was a tough decision for me," Allen said in a statement. "I am proud to have been the first one in my family to have gone to college, and I've been blessed to say I played football...
Via Fox Sports West
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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