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Pete Carroll wanted Steve Sarkisian to take over for him at USC

Steve Sarkisian and Lane Kiffin were both Pete Carroll’s understudies during the USC football dynasty of the early 2000s. Kiffin already got his shot, and we all know how that turned out. Sarkisian now has a chance to prove he can rescue USC’s program from years of NCAA sanctions. While discussing his “Win Forever” philosophy […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Old running mates Will Ferrell and Pete Carroll reunite at USC event

The two old running mates, Will Ferrell and Pete Carroll, reunited where it all began: with the USC Trojans.
Via Gamedayr
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

USC S Dion Bailey Feels His Game Resembles That Of Steelers S Troy Polamalu

USC safety Dion Bailey has a lot in common with Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu as not only did he play his college ball at the future Hall-of-Famer's alma mater, he also played some linebacker there as well. During his time in Indianapolis for the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, Bailey talked about how he patterns his game after Polamalu's. "I feel like my game...
Via Steelers Depot
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pullard's leadership crucial for Trojans

Hayes Pullard made the offseason decision to forego the NFL draft and return to USC for his redshirt senior season. Now, the redshirt senior is tasked to lead a young group of players through another transition...
Via usc.scout.com
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Pete Carroll’s “Wow” to Marqise Lee’s 40-yard dash

The NFL Combine is always a great event to watch, but sometimes it’s over-analyzed. One of the top receivers in this year’s draft class is Marqise Lee of the USC Trojans, and he was a little disappointing in his 40-yard dash. So with one Trojan running, a former USC Trojan head coach, Pete Carroll of […]
Via Full Scale Sports
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Caption the Hair: USC Leon McQuay III S-Curl Fro

This is a little old school Randy Moss, Black Dynamite, Chaka Khan and Bookman from Good Times. I can dig it. Sophomore DB Leon McQuay III @LM3Beats wins best hair at #USC pic.twitter.com/xSEC2kbNwa — Ryan Abraham (@insidetroy) February 20, 2014
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Guys are spending long hours in training (and big bucks) to prepare for NFL Combine...

You know the NFL is big business when its job applicants (or more acurately their agents) spend upwards of $40,000 on specialized training sessions leading up to the big weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine. Today's guest columnist is Gary Klein of the L.A. Times, and he walks us through the behind-the-scenes stuff that is going on right now in the lives of Combine invitees...
Via Eagles Eye
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: USC Apologizes For Signing Day Video Calling Tennessee Signee Jalen Hurd “Soft And Terrible”

USC and Tennessee each had very good signing days, with both schools finishing in the top 11 of 247sports’ composite team recruiting rankings this year. The Trojans came on especially strong, landing multiple blue-chip prospects on National Signing Day. One high school player they weren’t impressed with, however? Tennessee signee Jalen Hurd, a five-star running back from Hendersonville...
Via College Spun
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Chass Bryan, Colorado vs. USC postgame

USC guard Chass Bryan discusses getting the start against Colorado, the loss, and falling to 1-11 in Pac-12 Conference play.
Via usc.scout.com
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffs pick up win No. 19 against USC

After coming off of a disappointing 18-point loss to UCLA earlier this week, the Colorado Buffaloes redeemed themselves on Sunday night with a huge road win over the USC Trojans, 83-74. The Buffs now stand at 19-7 overall and improved to 8-5 in Pac-12 play.
Via colorado.scout.com
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Byron Wesley, Utah vs. USC postgame

USC guard Byron Wesley speaks with the media following the Trojans 79-71 loss to Utah. USC is now 1-10 in Pac-12 Conference action. They host Colorado on Sunday.
Via usc.scout.com
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The 21st Century’s 12 Most One-Sided Big-Time Rivalries In College Football

The Trojans are on here…twice. Earlier in the week, we showed you the top ten most one-sided big-time college basketball rivalries of the 21st century. Though the college football season has already wrapped up, we figured we’d show you what the pigskin edition would look like.  If you’re a fan of a team on the below list, you either take great pride in your program’s dominance...
Via College Spun
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Is former USC DE Morgan Breslin the NFL Combine's biggest snub?

The NFL Scouting Combine annually selects more than 300 players to work out in front of every team’s front office, coaching staff and scouting department. Every year players who arguably deserve to make the trip to Indianapolis are left off the invitation list. But no other player might be a bigger snub this year than USC defensive end Morgan Breslin. Breslin, who played two seasons...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Is former USC DE Morgan Breslin the NFL Combine's biggest snub?

The NFL Scouting Combine annually selects more than 300 players to work out in front of every team’s front office, coaching staff and scouting department. Every year players who arguably deserve to make the trip to Indianapolis are left off the invitation list. But no other player might be a bigger snub this year than USC defensive end Morgan Breslin. Breslin, who played two seasons...
Via Fox Sports West
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Prospect: Dion Bailey

The NFL Draft talk continues at Turn On The Jets. Continuing on with the safety prospects, up next is USC’s Dion Bailey. Bailey has garnered a reputation as “always-around-the-ball Bailey” for his college squad. The three year starter has declared for the draft and offers an intriguing skill set.  Tale of the Tape Name: Dion Bailey From: Lakewood, CA School: USC Height...
Via Turn On The Jets
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-50 junior Chimezie Metu names a top-5

6′-9″ post player Chimezie Metu of Lawndale (CA) named a top-5 of potential college suitors on Monday, which consisted of the California Golden Bears, USC Trojans, Creighton Blue Jays, Arizona State Sun Devils and Harvard. Hoopniks.com considers Metu a top-50 prospect nationally in the junior class. The SoCal prospect has long arms and a live frame, […]
Via Hoopniks
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Howard & Wesley, UCLA vs. USC postgame

USC players Pe'Shon Howard and JT Terrell discuss the Trojans 83-73 loss to UCLA on Saturday night. The loss drops USC to 1-9 in Pac-12 Conference play.
Via usc.scout.com
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA alumni can't help Bruins land blue-chip recruit

Scott Altenberg won't be winning any UCLA alumni awards any time soon. Altenberg, a UCLA graduate who is the football coach at Gardena Serra High, wins a lot of football games but can't seem to deliver to Bruins fans what they want — his star players in powder blue and gold. Altenberg's father, Kurt, caught one of most famous game-winning touchdown passes in UCLA...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down the USC 2014 recruiting class

Of the 19 players that made up USC's 2014 recruiting class, 12 of them were not committed to the Trojans before Steve Sarkisian was named head coach. Sarkisian credits Tee Martin and Clay Helton, both holdovers from the last regime, for their efforts with players that were already committed, in addition to continuing relationships with other targets. Once Wednesday was a wrap...
Via Fox Sports West
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sarkisian lands stellar recruiting class for USC

Although Steve Sarkisian made quite a splash on his first national signing day at Southern California, the new coach directed the credit to two assistants who stuck with the school after last season's turmoil. USC landed a top-10 class headlined by three final-day commitments from Los Angeles-area prospects Wednesday. Offensive lineman Damien Mama and two-way athletes Adoree...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian's big plans for USC's final sanction-saddled recruiting class

In most people's eyes, the penalties will end Wednesday, with another recruiting class that's well shy of a full haul. Technically, the NCAA sanctions end in June. In reality, they'll hang around USC for a while longer, in the form of a depleted roster. "We'll probably feel the effects of those sanctions for two more seasons, quite honestly," Steve Sarkisian...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin says the SEC is starting to look like the Pac-12.

Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin* has seen the future of the SEC. To him it looks a lot like the conference he used to coach in, the Pac-12. At least when it comes to quarterback play, that is. "In watching a lot of film of their season, (the SEC is) starting to change a little bit toward the Pac-12, spread out with a running quarterback," Kiffin said. "...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

USC's other 2015 quarterback commit

2015 Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian quarterback David Sills committed to former USC coach Lane Kiffin and the Trojans in the seventh grade. What is the three-star quarterbacks plan for his future now that Steve Sarkisian is USC's coach and 2015 No. 1 quarterback Ricky Town is also now verbally committed to the Trojans?
Via usc.scout.com
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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