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Future looks very bright at USC with Steve Sarkisian at the helm

At the conclusion of the 2009 Rose Bowl, Steve Sarkisian, having just coached in his final game as a USC assistant coach, said his goodbyes to friend, boss, and mentor, Pete Carroll. The assistant was heading to Seattle the next day to begin his tenure at the University of Washington as head coach. Before leaving the stadium following USC's 38-24 win over Penn State Carroll had some...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Future looks very bright at USC with Steve Sarksian at the helm

At the conclusion of the 2009 Rose Bowl, Steve Sarkisian, having just coached in his final game as a USC assistant coach, said his goodbyes to friend, boss, and mentor, Pete Carroll. The assistant was heading to Seattle the next day to begin his tenure at the University of Washington as head coach. Before leaving the stadium following USC's 38-24 win over Penn State Carroll had some...
Via Fox Sports West
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Holiday Bowl Capsule

No. 25 Nebraska (9-3, 5-3 Big Ten) vs. No. 24 Southern California (8-4, 6-3 Pac-12), 8 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: USC by 7. Series Record: USC leads 3-0-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE This is the first bowl meeting between the two storied programs. USC owns a 3-0-1 edge in the series. This is the first appearance in the Holiday Bowl for USC, which made the two-hour trip by bus from Los Angeles down...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska's Gregory, USC's Williams will have spotlight during Holiday Bowl

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian had a serious question for his Holiday Bowl counterpart, Nebraska interim head coach Barney Cotton.  "Are you sure?" Sarkisian asked.  The USC coach was asking the Nebraska coach if he was certain the Cornhuskers talented defensive end, Randy Gregory, would be able to play in Saturday's Holiday Bowl.  "I hope so," Cotton responded. "We need him to...
Via Fox Sports West
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska vs. USC: Betting odds, points spread and tv info for the Holiday Bowl

On Saturday the Nebraska Cornhuskers and No. 24 USC Trojans will play against one another in the National University Holiday Bowl. Nebraska (9-3) will have Barney Cotton acting as interim coach in this one but the Cornhuskers will need to stop the arm of USC (8-4) quarterback Cody Kessler in this one. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 8:00 pm ET from...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Delvon Simmons looking to be 'stout' at nose tackle for USC vs. Nebraska

Delvon Simmons' memory traveled back to fall camp. While getting reps at nose tackle, he struggled a bit.  "(There's) a lot of double teams," Simmons said describing what it's like to play nose tackle. "I was getting bounced around like a pin ball (during fall camp). (Defensive tackle) Antwaun (Woods) was telling me 'You got to be stout in there, man. You got to stay low.'" It's...
Via Fox Sports West
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Southern California beats Boston College 75-71

BOSTON (AP) Elijah Stewart scored 22 points and Nikola Jovanovic had 16 with nine rebounds on Sunday to help Southern California beat Boston College 75-71. USC (7-4) won for the fifth time in six games, bouncing back from an overtime loss to Army last week. The Trojans had never played in Chestnut Hill before. Aaron Brown had 18 points for BC (6-4). Olivier Hanlan had 15 points...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams surprised by USC team MVP honor

Leonard Williams was somewhat baffled by the recognition.  "It was surprising actually," Williams admitted. "I thought Cody Kessler was probably going to win it. He had an outstanding performance this year. "I felt like those types of awards mostly go to offensive players." Earlier this week at the USC team banquet, Williams was named the 2014 USC Team MVP.  He truly believed it...
Via Fox Sports West
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Physical practice for Trojans perhaps provides glimpse into the future

It's tough to get away from the numbers on the USC campus even with a bowl game right around the corner. Numbers, or lack thereof, have been a huge point of discussion for most of the last five seasons for USC and, more specifically, the last three as the team has had to deal with 30 less scholarships. Thursday as the team continued preparations for Nebraska and the Holiday Bowl...
Via Fox Sports West
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Trojans DT Woods (pectoral) will miss Holiday Bowl

USC began official bowl preparations Wednesday morning at Cromwell Field. In attendance but not in uniform was defensive tackle Antwaun Woods. The redshirt junior stood on the sideline, his arm secure in a sling. Head coach Steve Sarkisian announced Woods had undergone surgery on his left pectoral muscle and will not play in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 against Nebraska.  The head...
Via Fox Sports West
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Holiday Bowl 2014: Nebraska vs. USC Preview

When: Saturday, Dec. 27; 8pm ESTWhere: San Diego, CA; Qualcomm Stadium (71,294)TV: ESPNSpread: USC – 6.5 (via VegasInsider.com)All-Time Series: USC leads 3-0-1Last Meeting: USC win, 49-31 (9/15/2007) Gift Bag: $445 Best Buy gift card and shopping trip; Fossil watch; cap (courtesy sportsbusinessdaily.com) Statistical Breakdown: CategoryNebraskaUSCScoring Offense37.4 (3rd/14th)35...
Via Talking 10
10 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at USC Trojans Photo Highlights

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Via Athlon Sports
26 days ago  |  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...
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27 days ago  |  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...
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27 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at USC Trojans: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

It is time for the annual Notre Dame and USC game. Ah another year of this game, and another year of both schools disappointing fan bases after a strong start. Neither Notre Dame (7-4) or USC (7-4) enters this game ranked and trying to figure out if either or both team will be up for this match-up is a crapshoot. Coverage of this game will air on FOX beginning at 3:30 pm ET from...
Via Tireball.com
28 days ago  |  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

UCLA QB Brett Hundley Says He’s Likely Turning Pro

UCLA star quarterback Brett Hundley thinks it’s time to move on up to the big leagues. Hundley was a guest on The Jim Rome Show on Monday, following the Bruins’ big win over the USC Trojans, and told Rome that it was probably the last time he will face USC. Hundley was honest and forthcoming in admitting that this is likely his final year in Westwood. There’s a really good...
Via BlackSportsOnline
November 24, 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
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