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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
1 day 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
2 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
8 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
19 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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at USC Trojans Photo Highlights

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Via Athlon Sports
21 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
21 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  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

Flashback Friday: UCLA knocks USC out of title contention

The USC Trojans won the 2004 national championship (yeah, I know they got stripped of the title but they still won the game) and played in the 2006 Rose Bowl for the 2005 season’s BCS national championship. That clash with Texas was one of the best games I’ve ever seen. In 2006, the Trojans appeared headed to yet another national championship game: They were 10-1 and had just...
Via The Student Section
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Vine: Cal’s Failed Fake Punt Against USC Is Comedy Gold

The California Golden Bears provided comedy gold on Thursday night against the USC Trojans. Watch and laugh your brains out: Cal fake punt…fails. https://t.co/O8hV0rjqMv — Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) November 14, 2014
Via The Student Section
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: USC Trojans Adoree' Jackson Returns Kick Off For Easiest 100-Yard TD Return Ever

Kick off returns are not supposed to be easy. Coverage teams have a slight advantage since they can see the whole play develop as they run down the field and the return teams are somewhat reactive to them. That's pretty much why most kick returns don't go beyond the 20-30 yard line, but when the cover team kind of forgets to hit anyone and just overruns the play you end up...
Via FatManWriting
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

USC finally shows off long anticipated shiny helmets

The rumors have been swirling for some time with nothing more than an image that was never truly confirmed. USC, when they face Arizona state this weekend in Pac-12 play, will wear a fancy reflective helmet complete with a terrific metallic finish and a chrome facemask. Compared to the image that had been floating around for months, the final product looks terrific. USC will wear...
Via The Student Section
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: USC Officially Unveils Metallic Helmets With Chrome Facemasks

It has been rumored for a few months that USC would be getting shiny new helmets, and now the program has officially unveiled the new lids via Twitter. USC will wear metallic helmets with chrome face masks as a modern update to the classic look for Homecoming. #FightOn pic.twitter.com/5zP4pF6sBR — USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) October 15, 2014 There is a fairly significant difference...
Via College Spun
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-USC WR Arrested for Punching Girlfriend in the Face

Former USC Trojans wide receiver Victor Blackwell has been arrested for suspected domestic violence according to Los Angeles Times report. The junior wide receiver had not participated in practice or games since September 13, citing Blackwell was unhappy with playing time.  “Haven’t seen him for a month, so we’ve moved forward there,” According to head coach Steve Sarkisian...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Song Girls explain the ‘Ineligible Receiver Downfield penalty (video)

If you think that the USC Song Girls are just a bunch of attractive young ladies charged with being nothing more than sweater-wearing window dressing for the USC Trojans football team, well, think again. According to how they break down the “Ineligible Receiver Downfield” penalty in the below video, these gals know their college football […] The post USC Song Girls explain...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina Newspaper Uses Trojans Logo for Gamecocks Football Preview…Uh Oh

The USC Trojans don’t have the biggest fans in South Carolina supporters. While Los Angeles and Columbia remain a whopping 2,400 miles away and the two teams have met only twice all-time (1980 & 1983), there is still severe disdain for their distant non-rivals. Everyone refers to the University of Southern California as USC, for obvious reasons, but no one outside of Columbia...
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: South Carolina Newspaper Uses USC Trojans Logo For Preview Of Georgia-Gamecocks’ Game

The Greenville News apparently does not care what the Supreme Court says.  Back in 2010, justices let stand a trademark ruling holding that the interlocking letters “SC” are the registered mark of the University of Southern California’s sports teams. The court turned down an appeal from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., which since 1997 has attempted...
Via College Spun
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

USC athletic director Pat Haden fined $25K by Pac-12

USC athletic director Pat Haden has been fined $25,000 by the Pac-12 Conference for coming down to the field and arguing with officials during Saturday’s win vs Stanford. George Schroeder of USA Today Sports first reported the fine from the Pac-12. The Pac-12 has fined USC AD Pat Haden $25,000 for sideline antics. Sarkisian, Haden reprimanded. — […]
Via Full Scale Sports
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

USC LB Hayes Pullard Ejected From USC/Stanford Game for Targeting

When you are a top 15 team you are expected to play a good, clean, hard fought game. Saturday when the No. 14 and No. 13 teams in the nation met (USC and Stanford) good, clean, and hard fought was not what the fans got. Instead it was a game filled with errors, mistakes, and penalties. It was the kind of game where you can't afford to lose a key player--like a starting linebacker...
Via FatManWriting
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: USC Will Honor War Hero, Olympian Louis Zamperini With This Commemorative Decal On The Trojans Helmets

The Southern California football team will honor Louis Zamperini this season with a commemorative decal on the back of its helmets.  Zamperini, a World War II veteran, Olympian, and former Trojan track star, died July 2 at the age of 97. Zamperini was featured as a character in the 2012 novel Flight from Berlin, which has been adapted into a movie, Unbroken, that will be released...
Via College Spun
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Josh Shaw’s Story Of Rescuing Drowning Nephew True?

Is Josh Shaw's story of rescuing drowning nephew true? USC Trojans coach Steve Sarkisian has received calls questioning it.
Via Gamedayr
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: USC Trolls Its Own Fan Base With ‘New Helmets’ Tweet

College football fans – especially those of tradition-rich programs – are a sensitive bunch when it comes to new uniforms and helmets. USC has long worn one of the most iconic uniforms in the sport. Today, the school decided to have a little fun and pull a fast one on its fan base. At this year’s Pac-12 Media Days, the conference had 12 different helmets on display – all...
Via College Spun
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

New Shiny Alternate Helmets For The USC Trojans?

Are the USC Trojans getting a new shiny alternate helmet? It’s possible, but nothing has been confirmed by the school. A player apparently told Inside SoCal that they are getting a shiny helmet, so this could be it. It’s not a bad look, but the traditional USC helmet is too awesome to not wear all […] The post New Shiny Alternate Helmets For The USC Trojans? appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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