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USC's Kessler fights for an upbeat finish to career vs UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) Cody Kessler has only one game left at the Coliseum. Only one chance left to beat UCLA. The clear-cut stakes in Saturday's crosstown showdown have prompted the Southern California quarterback to look back a bit on his tumultuous career while the biggest game of all looms right in front of him. ''It's been a long ride for me, a very emotional, drama-filled ride...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

USC Offensive Lineman Zach Banner Posts Uplifting Message Following Loss To Oregon

USC lost 48-28 on the road to Oregon this afternoon. The Trojans fell behind 38-14 before scoring back-to-back touchdowns, but ultimately could not slow the Ducks down enough.   Despite the defeat, which dropped USC’s record to 7-4 on the season, starting offensive tackle Zach Banner saw signs of encouragement. He shared them in an uplifting Twitter post after the game. Losing...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon football vs USC preview

After last week’s upset win over no. 7 Stanford there I had one general takeaway from the game: Oregon football is still Oregon football. The Ducks kept their hopes alive for a berth in the Pac 12 championship game with a narrow 38-36 victory at The Farm last week to move to 7-3 overall and 5-2 in Pac 12 play for the season. The offense exploded for 436 total yards with three scoring...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojans vs. Oregon Ducks: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The No. 22 USC Trojans travel to take on the No. 23 Oregon Ducks on Saturday in a Pac 12 showdown. USC and Oregon each enter this one at 7-3. Coverage of this game airs on ESPN beginning at 3:30 pm ET from Autzen Stadium. The Odds: Oregon is a 4.5 point favorite against USC. The over/under for this game is 71.5 total points. Will Oregon be able to win this one at home or does USC...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday Night Fight: Buffs hang with USC but fall short once again

RECAP The script is strong with these 2015 Buffaloes. In yet another night game, in another situation where the scene was set perfectly, in another game that they controlled a large portion of, the Buffs fell short yet again. “This hurt,” head coach Mike MacIntyre said after the game. “This really hurt.” The game started off like many of the Colorado-USC matchups prior to...
Via BSN Denver
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kessler helps USC hang on vs. Colorado for 4th straight win

USC Trojans quarterback Cody Kessler throws three TDs in the second half against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field.  Chris Humphreys USA TODAY SportsBOULDER, Colo. — Cody Kessler threw three touchdown passes in the second half, Adoree' Jackson blocked a field goal to set up a score and Southern California hung on to beat Colorado 27-24 on a frigid Friday night for its fourth...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronald Jones II is close to becoming USC's greatest freshman tailback ever

Ronald Jones could become the greatest freshman running back in USC history. Jonathan Dyer USA TodayUSC has had many great running backs, including Heisman Trophy winners Reggie Bush (vacated), Charles White, Mike Garrett, O.J. Simpson and Marcus Allen. However, none of them have ever done what freshman tailback Ronald Jones II has a chance to do.With 710 yards rushing on the season...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

USC RB Tre Madden out Friday vs Colorado with knee injury

The USC Trojans have gotten their season back on track and they are right in the middle of the PAC-12 South championship race. They look to bolster their race towards a division title this week as they travel to Boulder to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday. The team will be without one of its fastest players in the game as it was reported that running back Tre Madden will miss...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things you need to know before CU takes on USC in final home game

The Colorado Buffaloes are heading down the homestretch, and if they want any chance of playing in a bowl game this season, they need to take care of business against the USC Trojans in their final home game of the year. That won’t be easy, though, as the 6-3 Trojans are 16-point favorites over the 4-6 Buffs. And given that the Buffs have lost five of their last six games, you’d...
Via Mile High Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

USC staff didn’t return the calls of, then USC commit, Shay Fields

  Back in 2013 Shay Fields had made his decision, he was going to stay home and play for the USC Trojans, certainly a dream scenario for many kids playing football in Southern California. Fields committed to Ed Orgeron, who was at that point doing a great job as the interim head coach in relief of Lane Kiffin and many thought that would be enough to secure him the job long term...
Via BSN Denver
16 days ago  |  Discuss

JuJu Smith-Schuster has surgery, could still play this week

On Tuesday, USC Trojans wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster underwent surgery to repair a broken bone in his right hand. Smith-Schuster had a plate and screw inserted into his surgically repaired hand, but there is still a chance that he will be able to suit up this weekend when the Trojans play host to the Arizona Wildcats at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. According to interim head...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

USC sends care packages to former players in NFL

The USC Trojans have 39 former players in the NFL which is one of the highest number in the entire NCAA. They wanted to prove that they still care about their players and take pride in them representing the Trojans at the next level. USC sent the players a cool care package on Tuesday. It included a Nike backpack that the players can wear to show their school pride. The #USCtotheNFL...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah coach says USC's Cravens might be best defensive player in Pac-12

Su'a Cravens is one of the most feared defenders in the Pac-12. Kirby Lee USA Today SportsUtah head coach Kyle Whittingham had high praise for USC linebacker Su'a Cravens: He said he might be the best defensive player in the Pac-12. Kyle Whittingham said USC LB Su’a Cravens might be the best defensive player in the Pac-12. Arizona will see him on Saturday.— Zack Rosenblatt (...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

USC WR JuJu Smith-Schuster fractures hand in win over Cal

The USC Trojans have looked pretty good since they made a change at the head coaching position. Since Clay Helton took things over, the Trojans are 2-1, including a 42-24 beatdown of then-third ranked Utah. The team took a big blow on Saturday, however, when leading wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster went down with a hand injury making a block. According to College Football Talk,...
Via Campus Sports Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss

USC's Adoree' Jackson records first career interception, scores a TD

Jackson took his first interception home for a touchdown. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsUSC playmaker and defensive back Adoree' Jackson is one of the most exciting players in college football.On defense vs. Cal's Jared Goff, Jackson proved exactly why he makes coaches salivate when he recorded his first career interception. Jackson moved back to defensive back after playing offense...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

This Matte Black USC Football Concept Helmet Is Very Bold

USC doesn’t play around with many alternate uniform looks. The Trojans have a metallic version of their existing helmet, but it is still very true to the classic look. A new concept helmet by designer “Home Grown Helmets” throws that all out the window. He uses a black matte shell, shiny chrome SC and Trojan logos on the sides, and a script “Trojans” on the back. There’s...
Via College Spun
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

USC Dominates Utah, Pac-12 South Race Becomes Wide Open

It may have been the least surprising upset of the 2015 season, considering the fact USC was the favorite heading into their match up with third ranked Utah. But no one could have expected the type of beatdown the Trojans put on their opponent Saturday night. USC held the Utes’ offense in check the entire time, including three interceptions by linebacker Cam Smith. One of those...
Via Gamedayr
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: USC’s Big Win Over Utah

Even though the USC Trojans entered Saturday night’s game against the Utah Utes as seven-point favorites, most college football experts expected this contest to be a close one. It wasn’t. Thanks to a couple of interceptions and a costly penalty, the Trojans raced out to a 35-17 lead, turning this one into a laugher late in the third quarter. From that point on, USC played with...
Via The Student Section
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Here’s Video Of USC Celebrating In The Locker Room Following Its Win Over No. 3 Utah

It turns out Las Vegas knew something the rest of us didn’t. USC, which was favored by almost a touchdown against No. 3 Utah, delivered, dominating the Utes en route to a 42-24 victory. After the contest, which featured three interceptions by freshman linebacker Cameron Smith, the team celebrated the first win of the year for interim coach Clay Helton.  Here’s video of the team...
Via College Spun
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: USC’s Cameron Smith had 3 INTs of Travis Wilson

True freshman Cameron Smith….have yourself a game! USC 14, Utah 14. The Trojans tie things up courtesy of this clutch interception by freshman Cam Smith (LIVE on FOX): — USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) October 25, 2015 Pick Six…. @Utah_Football is officially on #UPSETALERT#UTAHvsUSC Watch live now on FOX! — Pac-12 Networks...
Via The Student Section
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: USC Interim Coach Clay Helton Wrote A Letter To “Trojan Family”

Clay Helton has taken over as interim coach at USC for the second time in his tenure, and he should provide the program with some much-needed stability.  After assuming the head coaching duties, Helton produced a letter for the entire USC family, which USC shared on its official athletics Twitter account last night.  Upon taking over as interim head coach, Clay Helton wrote a...
Via College Spun
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

At USC, Pat Haden has run out of second chances to make a first impression

Whenever it comes to light in our modern mass-media age that the head football coach at a major program: A) is drunk; B) is not reporting to practice; and C) needs substantial therapeutic and rehabilitative care… … it’s big news. It should be. Moreover, one can’t avoid the tsunami of reports on the subject, even if the larger theater of events might represent a little bit...
Via The Student Section
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian was drunk during game, reportedly taking leave of absence

Things just keep getting worse for USC head coach Steve Sarkisian and the university’s football program. Trojans fans thought they were nearing rock bottom after an embarrassing 17-12 loss at home to Washington on primetime television Thursday night, but that was just the tip of the iceberg, apparently. BREAKING: Some #USC assistant coaches believed Steve Sarkisian was drunk during...
Via The Sports Daily
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian’s issues are no laughing matter

As the world found out on Sunday, USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian has been struggling with personal demons none of us can possibly understand. Whatever is happening in his personal life is nothing to laugh about and the reaction by some on the Internet after news broke was sickening. After Sarkisian reportedly showed up impaired to a meeting Sunday morning, he left USC...
Via Rumors and Rants
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: USC Blind Long-Snapper Jake Olson Practices With Trojans For 1st Time

Earlier today, we showed you a couple photos of Jake Olson walking to the practice fields at USC for the first time. Olson, a walk-on long-snapper, is blind. He was cleared to play by the NCAA after they determined he was able to walk-on (he has an athletics scholarship and USC doesn’t have any scholarship spots available).  We now have video of Olson practicing.  USC shared...
Via College Spun
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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