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USC will have younger squad in 2015 after scholarships increase

The restocking process for USC has begun. The process, however, will take a little longer than some would expect.  For the first time in four years, USC will be able to sign a full 25-member recruiting class on National Signing Day. (It should be noted blue shirt kicker Matt Boermeester counts towards the 25 players USC can sign in February. A blue shirt is non-recruited player...
Via Fox Sports West
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

USC's Leonard Williams to enter NFL Draft: 'I feel like I'm ready'

Leonard Williams came to USC from Mainland High School in Daytona Beach and immediately established himself a dominant force along the Trjjans' defensive line. After three years at USC, Williams has elected to forego his senior season and will enter the 2015 NFL Draft, he announced Monday in a statement. "This was a very hard decision for me," Williams said. "I love USC, Coach Sark...
Via Fox Sports West
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Holiday Bowl brings familiar territory for USC

Have you heard the one about USC squandering a late lead and the defense was forced to defend a Hail Mary on the final play of the game?  It didn't end well for the Trojans. Arizona State converted and USC was stunned. That was in October.  Saturday night at the Holiday Bowl, USC found itself in a similar situation in a 45-42 win over Nebraska.  "We always try to make it exciting...
Via Fox Sports West
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackson flashes brilliance in Holiday Bowl

It's a natural tug-of-war. Steve Sarkisian calls the plays and he wants Adoree' Jackson on offense. Justin Wilcox is in charge of the defense and he wants the freshman on his unit. And Wilcox has backup. As USC players and Sarkisian sat at the podium basking in the glow of a 45-42 Holiday Bowl win over Nebraska, the head coach went on about how he'd like Jackson more on offense. ...
Via Fox Sports West
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Released A Hype Video For The Holiday Bowl

Year one of the Steve Sarkisian era at USC is almost in the books, as the Trojans are set to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the National University Holiday Bowl later this Saturday. USC will be looking for its ninth win of the year. Friday, the school released the three-minute hype video the team watched ahead of the contest. It should get Trojans fans pumped to end the year on a high note.
Via College Spun
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

For USC star DL Leonard Williams, numbers don't tell the whole tale

Like many others, USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams found his Second Team All-American standing on the Walter Camp All-America team somewhat humorous. While he tried to laugh it off, there was some displeasure in the perceived snub for the 6-foot-5, 300-plus pound defensive lineman.  Williams is largely considered the top DL in the country and a projected top-five pick in the...
Via Fox Sports West
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

USC to play in Holiday Bowl for first time

USC has won 32 bowl games. None of those wins have come in the Holiday Bowl. The Trojans have yet to appear in the San Diego bowl but will be 619-bound later this month.  For the first time in school history the Trojans will be playing in the Holiday Bowl. They'll take on Nebraska on Dec. 27 at 5pm.  This marks the USC's third straight bowl appearance since serving an NCAA-induced...
Via Fox Sports West
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sarkisian: USC's 'future is ridiculously bright'

Hindsight is always 20-20, of course. But there are a lot of things the USC football program wishes it could have done differently during the 2014 season. Being able to stop the run in the loss to Boston College. Knocking down the Hail Mary at the goal line against Arizona State. Coming up with a goal line stand in the loss to Utah. Showing up against UCLA at the Rose Bowl with the...
Via Fox Sports West
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

USC's Sarkisian speaks at CIF-SS luncheon

As Steve Sarkisian stood at the podium inside The Grand in Long Beach, he looked toward the table where representatives from the Palos Verdes Sea Kings football team were seated. He was, admittedly, a little bummed.  Sarkisian was addressing members from the 26 teams that will be competing in this weekend's Ford CIF Southern Section Championships, presented by Farmers. One of the...
Via Fox Sports West
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Sarkisian: USC is going to be one ‘tough-a** football team’

Ed Orgeron was a no-show. As time wore on, answers came about his absence. The then-USC interim head coach was scheduled to appear in Long Beach at the CIF Southern Section's championship luncheon on the Monday after USC wrapped up the regular season with a 35-14 home loss to UCLA. Orgeron was supposed to be the guest speaker. He never made it. His morning was turned upside down...
Via Fox Sports West
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Sarkisian: USC is going to be one ‘tough-a** football team’

Ed Orgeron was a no-show. As time wore on, answers came about his absence. The then-USC interim head coach was scheduled to appear in Long Beach at the CIF Southern Section's championship luncheon on the Monday after USC wrapped up the regular season with a 35-14 home loss to UCLA. Orgeron was supposed to be the guest speaker. He never made it. His morning was turned upside down...
Via Fox Sports West
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at USC Trojans Photo Highlights

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Via Athlon Sports
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams undecided about USC future

It was Senior Day at the Coliseum and the USC football team made the seniors last game in the Coliseum a memorable one with a 49-14 win over Notre Dame. It was a memorable one for junior defensive lineman Leonard Williams as well. It was the first time in his career he was a part of a win against one of USC's rivals after losing for the third time to UCLA last week and improving...
Via Fox Sports West
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Cheerleader Gets Trucked By a Trojans Defensive Back

There was next to nothing that went wrong for the USC Trojans football team during Saturday's game against Notre Dame. The same could not be said for the team's cheer squad though. While doing her job on the sideline she did not see defensive back Jonathan Lockett coming till it was too late to move.She did her best to brace for the hit. To her credit she popped right up after the...
Via FatManWriting
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Record day for Kessler in USC's win over Notre Dame

Just a week ago Cody Kessler was outplayed by Brett Hundley. The same can be said for his USC team that was blown out of the Rose Bowl by UCLA. Saturday told a different story. All of the pain and frustration that was caused by one rival was unleashed on another and it was Kessler who led the charge. Of all of the quarterbacks to ever play quarterback no quarterback accomplished...
Via Fox Sports West
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kessler's 6 TDs lead USC past Notre Dame 49-14

Cody Kessler passed for 372 yards and threw two of his six touchdown passes to George Farmer, leading Southern California to a 49-14 victory over Notre Dame in the 85th edition of the intersectional rivalry Saturday. Adoree Jackson, Darreus Rogers and Nelson Agholor also caught TD passes in a dynamic first half for the Trojans (8-4), who jumped to a 35-0 lead in the second quarter...
Via Fox Sports West
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Haden, McKay vividly remember USC's improbable 1974 win over Notre Dame

Pat Haden and J.K. McKay, best friends, former teammates and colleagues, will be together on the field again at the Coliseum for another USC-Notre Dame matchup on Saturday. This is the 40-year anniversary of the 1974 comeback win in which USC was down 24-0 and rallied for a historical 55-24 victory. Haden and McKay were instrumental in the comeback, one of the best in college football...
Via Fox Sports West
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Star DE Leonard Williams Says He Might Return For Senior Year “Just To Beat (UCLA)”

Leonard Williams has been at USC for three years and he’s lost to UCLA three times. The Trojans’ star defensive tackle lineman might not get another chance to beat the Bruins. This, obviously, bothers him deeply.  A projected top-10 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Williams is expected by many to forgo his final year of eligibility and head to the pros.  The possibility of beating...
Via College Spun
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Growing pains apparent for young USC OL in loss to UCLA

Youth was served a tough lesson along the offensive line on Saturday for USC. Five different UCLA players contributed to six sacks of quarterback Cody Kessler -led by Owa Odighizuwa who had a team-high two sacks in the Bruins 38-20 win.  Kessler was under extreme duress for the majority of the game and USC's offense was affected in both the running and passing game.  Despite the...
Via Fox Sports West
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

USC's coach Sark: UCLA game 'not our night'

The Victory Bell is safely tucked away in Westwood for at least another year. It's been absent from USC's possession for the past two years and when the opportunity presented itself to regain the Victory Bell on Saturday night, the Trojans were outclassed by a UCLA team looking to keep it's Pac-12 South Division title hopes and College Football Playoff chances alive. USC took a giant...
Via Fox Sports West
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Snoop Dogg Rips ‘Soft’ USC On Instagram During UCLA Game

Snoop Dogg ripped the "soft" USC Trojans on Instagram during the loss to the UCLA Bruins.
Via Gamedayr
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaw makes special teams tackle in USC return

USC took an early seven-point lead Saturday night at the Rose Bowl thanks to an Anthony Sarao 17-yard interception return for a touchdown. On the ensuing kickoff, Josh Shaw, the recently reinstated defensive back, lined up for the Trojans on the kickoff coverage. The USC senior, sprinted down the field, spotted the UCLA return man -- Ish Adams -- and made the special teams tackle...
Via Fox Sports West
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

BURST: USC Trojans vs. UCLA Bruins

Both the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins have a lot at stake Saturday night when they meet at the Rose Bowl. To follow along with what's going on around the stadium before and after the game, along with player and coach postgame interviews, brought to you by Jill Painter Lopez, Abbey Mastracco and Rahshaun Haylock. Note: You may need to refresh your browser for the media to appear
Via Fox Sports West
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

USC corner Josh Shaw to make season debut vs. UCLA at Rose Bowl

LOS ANGELES -- Cornerback Josh Shaw will play for Southern California in its rivalry showdown against UCLA, although his role hasn't been determined. USC coach Steve Sarkisian confirms Shaw will make his season debut Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. Shaw served a 10-game suspension for lying to the school about how he sprained both of his ankles shortly before the season began. The...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Trojans vs. UCLA Bruins Game Preview and Prediction

The annual battle for bragging rights in Los Angeles resumes on Saturday night when USC visits the Rose Bowl to take on UCLA. In addition to the...
Via Athlon Sports
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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