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Cody Kessler, Max Tuerk named to Phil Steele's preseason All-American team

USC returns a slew of prominent players, but perhaps none is bigger than Cody Kessler's return. If he gets the protection that eluded him last year, Kessler is bound for big things.As far as Phil Steele is concerned, Kessler will get on side providing a virtual wall with Max Tuerk. Steele on Monday released his preseason All-American list, and named Kessler and Tuerk to his first...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian set to kick off football camps

Steve Sarkisian will be a busy man this week.The second-year USC coach will kick off eight camps on campus beginning June 6.The camp will focus on high school, elementary school and post-high school players conducted by Sarkisian and his staff at Howard Jones Field.USC's future stars in the making. (h/t USC Athletics)Photo Credit: FOX Sports West
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could the 'Sark factor' hold back USC in 2015?

There's a lot of buzz surrounding USC's potential for a shot at the College Football Playoff this season despite this being the Trojans' first season without NCAA sanctions.It's true that USC is loaded with a slew of key returnees, and its incoming recruiting class arguably was tops in the nation.But like with every team that's expected to mightily raise the bar, there also are pitfalls...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Another Imatorbhebhe USC Bound?

Three-star tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe has decided to transfer out of Florida, and he may be headed west if the rumors are true. Per a report from TrojanSports.com, the freshman would like to transfer to USC so that he may join his brother Josh, a wide receiver. Imatorbhebhe had drawn interest from USC during his recruiting, but never received an offer from the school. Were he...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: USC commit Josh Imatorbhebhe's brother seeks transfer from Florida

USC not long ago received a commitment from highly sought after recruit Josh Imatorbhebhe, and it looks like the Trojans just might add another Imatorbhebhe to the mix.Daniel Imatorbhebhe, a freshman tight end at Florida, is looking to transfer out of Gainesville, and reportedly is looking to join his brother in Los Angeles.It could be a good mix for the tight end, who has a redshirt...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA Baseball Tournament: Lake Elsinore Regional Preview

The Lake Elsinore Regional is the only one of the sixteen regionals not being played at the one-seed’s home stadium. UC-Santa Barbara’s Caesar Uyesaka Stadium does not have lights, which makes hosting the regional round basically impossible with the number of games you have to get in at a site. So the Gauchos will host their regional 176 miles down the road at Lake Elsinore’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sarkisian Stockpiling Quarterbacks for USC's Future

USC football stockpiled talented quarterbacks during its run of dominance in the 2000s, when current head coach Steve Sarkisian was an assistant to...
Via Athlon Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Kessler makes top 15 list for potential Heisman Trophy candidate

There's been no shortage of talk when it comes to Cody Kessler emerging as a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate in 2015.And one writer at NFL.com fans the flames in that regard. Mike Huguenin has put together a list of the top 15 players who could potentially be Heisman Trophy candidates near season's end. Not surprisingly, Kessler made the list.Just as Pitt's Conner quietly rushed...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

USC headed back to national prominence? The 'other team' needs to get out of the way first

USC's been all the talk as pundits preview the 2015 college football season. The Trojans are loaded at virtually every position despite losing a slew of prominent players to the NFL.But if USC is looking to get back on the national scene, the Trojans need to do a little housekeeping in L.A. before going national. ESPN's Kyle Bonagura previews the Trojans' upcoming season and subtly...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

USC's Max Tuerk quickly went from learning to play center to becoming elite

Much has been written about USC's young but experienced offensive line. The Trojans at one point last season rotated four freshman, and their return this season with a year under their belt makes them one of the strongest lines, not just in the Pac-12, but across the nation.Among the group who quickly made a name for himself is Max Tuerk, who in just one season went from learning...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojans 2015 Preview and Prediction

High expectations are back at USC, as the Trojans return 14 starters from last year’s 9-4 team. Quarterback Cody Kessler headlines an offense...
Via Athlon Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Recruit spurns SEC, picks USC

USC no longer has to worry about scholarship restrictions, and that the Trojans are no longer shackled allows them to expand their reach into rich territories.Not surprisingly, SEC country is where top programs search for coveted recruits. USC is no different in that regard, but the Trojans' success there has others taking notice.Earlier this week, USC landed a commitment from four...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

USC's offensive line ranked high nationally

USC had one of the nation's youngest offensive lines last year. And as Hank Shaw at Reign of Troy points out, the Trojans learned on the fly after giving up a staggering 99 sacks last year.Still, the young but talented group was enough for Phil Steel to rank USC's offensive line as one of the best in the nation, along with Arkansas, Baylor, Georgia, Michigan State, Ohio State and...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Imatorbhebhe Commits To USC Trojans In Intense Video

Top wide receiver recruit Josh Imatorbhebhe committed to the USC Trojans in an intense video with the help of Bleacher Report.
Via Gamedayr
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Dixon no longer enrolled at USC

The USC Trojans have lost some tight end depth, with news that their most talented tight end, Bryce Dixon, is no longer enrolled at the university. USC confirmed the news in a brief statement on their official website. “Freshman tight end Bryce Dixon is no longer enrolled at the University of Southern California, the school announced today,” the statement read. “Dixon caught...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

A Year Together Brought Young USC Trojans Closer

Freshman year of college is all about acclimating: learning to navigate campus, establishing a routine, forming bonds with peers. By sophomore year...
Via Athlon Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star QB Matt Fink Commits to USC

The USC Trojans have had their fair share of star quarterbacks over the years and hope that Matt Fink will be the next in line to succeed. The Glendora high school product chose USC over Colorado, California, Notre Dame, and UCLA among others. Fink is not only a dual-threat quarterback but he has also played at defensive back as well. His size (6’5) and athleticism could be a lethal...
Via Campus Sports Net
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns select USC linebacker Hayes Pullard with No. 219 pick

After going back-to-back tight ends in the sixth round, the Cleveland Browns started a new streak with their second straight University of Southern California player. With the No. 219 pick in the seventh round, they selected USC inside linebacker Hayes Pullard. Pullard made national news earlier in the week by writing an open letter for The Player’s Tribune — Derek Jeter’s...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns draft USC TE Randall Telfer with No. 198 pick

The Cleveland Browns drafted their second tight end of the sixth round with Randall Telfer from the University of Southern California with the No. 198 pick. Again, it’s not a sexy skill position pick like another wide receiver, but someone who will be useful for depth. Telfer is another valuable blocker, picked just after possible fullback/H-back Mississippi State’s Malcolm...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nelson Agholor Taken No. 20 Overall In The 2015 NFL Draft

Former USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor was taken at No. 20 overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in this year’s NFL Draft. He’s the fourth wideout taken overall this year. Congratulations to USC WR @nelsonagholor on being selected 20th overall by the @Eagles. #USCtotheNFL #FightOn pic.twitter.com/O6ebjE7LdU — USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) May 1, 2015 Agholor put together a...
Via College Spun
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Leonard Williams Taken No. 6 Overall In The 2015 NFL Draft

Former USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams was taken by the New York Jets with the No. 6 overall pick. He is the second player from the Pac-12 to be selected tonight. Congratulations to USC DE @leonardwilliams on being selected 6th overall by the @nyjets. #USCtotheNFL #FightOn pic.twitter.com/qJ2tQ8YOCg — USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) May 1, 2015 Williams, who many consider...
Via College Spun
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

USC Football: What to watch for NFL draft day 1

The drought is over! The USC football team has historically been one of the most heavily represented college football programs in the the NFL draft with five top overall selections and north 70 past first round picks.  With that in mind, the program has experienced an uncharacteristic lull in early-round activity over the last few years, with the program’s most recent first round...
Via isportsweb.com
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Leonard Williams on NFL Draft: “Yeah, I feel like I Should be Taken No. 1″

During an interview after a “Play 60″ event in Chicago on Wednesday, former USC defensive tackle Leonard Williams was asked if Dante Fowler Jr. was the top defensive player in the draft. Williams paid a compliment to the former Florida edge rusher, but refused to indicate that Fowler Jr. was the best defensive player in the draft. I respect his confidence. I feel like every...
Via Sportsnaut
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian, wife Stephanie getting a divorce

USC football coach Steve Sarkisian and his wife Stephanie are in the process of getting a divorce. The news, which was first reported by SB Nation’s Conquest Chronicles blog, was confirmed earlier this week via a statement from Sarkisian through his reps. “It is our desire to protect the privacy of our children and each...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

USC Trojans 2015 Schedule and Analysis

USC comes into a season in a familiar situation — the frontrunner to win its division. Fans will add to that Pac-12 championship and...
Via Athlon Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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