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USC signs Australian punter Chris Tilbey

The USC Trojans have signed Australian punter Chris Tilbey following his transfer from City College of San Francisco. Tilbey is a product of Prokick Australia, the academy that has converted many former rugby and Aussie Rules Football players to NFL-style kickers and punters. Nathan Chapman, director of Prokick, shared the news of Tilbey’s signing on Twitter. What a picture. Congrats...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian Hands Play-Calling Duties To USC Offensive Coordinator Clay Helton

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian has been making the headlines for all the wrong reasons lately, and it appears he is refocused on becoming the best head coach he can possibly be.  With the Trojans in position to make a push for a Pac-12 title run this year, Sarkisian wants to make sure all of his ducks are in a row. So on Saturday, he announced that offensive coordinator Clay Helton...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

OC Clay Helton will call plays for USC in 2015

According to reports from Bruce Feldman, USC has announced offensive coordinator Clay Helton will assume more of an offensive play-calling role to help head coach Steve Sarkisian focus on head coaching. This change comes after Sarkisian was reportedly drunk at a USC booster event, slurring his words and making disrespectful comments about their opponents. Giving Helton the...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Sumlin Takes Accidental Shot At Steve Sarkisian On Twitter

There will come a day when people will figure out the differences between a direct message (DM) on Twitter, and posting to all your users. Today is not that day. Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin meant to DM someone a joke about USC’s Steve Sarkisian, and instead, tweeted it out to his more than 71,000 followers. Sumlin deleted it, but several Twitter users captured a screenshot...
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Make-A-Wish visit to USC stopping NCAA from clearing player

In today’s edition of “Are You Kidding Me, NCAA,” we have an update on the situation involving Jake Olson. If you remember, Olson was the ten-year-old boy who visited the USC Trojans as part of a Make-A-Wish visit. Olson was battling cancer and, before he went blind, he wanted to see a USC practice. The university and the foundation made that happen. Now, a decade later, Olson...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Should USC consider firing head coach Steve Sarkisian after turning up at a booster event?

The University of Southern California got more than what they asked for from head coach Steve Sarkisian at a booster event last weekend. Sarkisian humiliated himself and the school during his drunk rant during the event. Sarkisian apologized on Tuesday, but many still believe that he may have a bigger problem then he realizes. With that being said, Should USC consider firing Sarkisian...
Via No Guts, No Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian once expensed bar tab with 45 Patron shots to Washington (photo)

Things just keep piling up for USC head coach Steve Sarkisian. It all started when he delivered a drunken rant at the “Salute to Troy” kickoff event on Saturday night, which caused him to be pulled off stage by athletic director Pat Haden. Since then, the media has been digging in an attempt to uncover more about Coach Sark’s past. ESPN’s Danny O’Neil found an interesting...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Coach Addresses Media, Apologizes For Alcohol Fueled Incident

After days of criticism over what happened at an event for USC boosters and fans, head football coach Steve Sarkisian is saying he is sorry and is looking for help. The coach met with members of the media Tuesday morning, taking questions while being honest about himself and saying he will seek treatment to see if he has a problem with alcohol: Sarkisian starts off with another...
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steve Sarkisian routinely drank in USC locker room

Late Monday night, a report surfaced from the Los Angeles Times that the USC Trojans have banned alcohol from the locker room for the upcoming season. The news comes in the wake of head coach Steve Sarkisian’s drunken tirade at a booster event that went public. Immediately, there were questions as to why such a ban had to be put in place to begin with. Was there frequent alcohol...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: USC boosters calling for Steve Sarkisian’s firing

Things are about to get ugly for the USC Trojans football program and head coach Steve Sarkisian. Just over a week before the start of the season, the program has a distraction thanks to the head coach getting drunk and spouting off expletives and ripping rivals during a private function. As a result of his actions — which he has since apologized for — TMZ is reporting that “several...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian Apologizes For Behavior at Salute To Troy

Fans of USC are fired up, but not nearly as much as Steve Sarkisian was during a team rally. The Trojans head coach was assumed to be...
Via Athlon Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian goes on drunken rant, drops f-bomb (video)

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian does not have a filter and always speaks his mind, but he may have taken things a bit too far at the “Salute to Troy” kickoff event on Saturday night. The event is a pep rally of sorts, but Coach Sark, who spoke at the event, was a bit too excited (and inebriated). Maybe that’s why he dropped an f-bomb when introducing the team. Or it could be...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Pac-12 Football Preview and Predictions

In 2004, the USC Trojans hoisted the national championship trophy in the Orange Bowl after a win over Oklahoma. It was the first time a team from what was then the Pac-10 Conference (now Pac-12) had won a national championship since Washington brought home half a title in 1991. It’s also the last time a team from the conference has won a title, the longest drought of any conference...
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Odd Couple: USC and Steve Sarkisian Are A Really Uncomfortable Pair Right Now

You surely heard the news over the weekend: USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian greatly embarrassed himself in a drunken incident which caused his boss, athletic director Pat Haden, to usher him offstage at an event for donors to the program. No, this won’t get Sarkisian booted from USC in the coming days or weeks. He’ll get to coach the season. He’ll still get to coach...
Via The Student Section
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian apologizes for drunken behavior at Salute to Troy event

Steve Sarkisian apologized Sunday for his behavior at a USC football event on Saturday night where he was drunk and reportedly had to be pulled off stage after embarrassing himself. The incident occurred at a Salute to Troy event, which is the annual school-sponsored event marking the beginning of the Trojans’ football season. It’s attended by big donors and it’s an event...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Head Coach Reportedly Drunk At Donor Event

South Carolina Head Coach Steve Sarkisian has been having a rough time recently. According to NBCSports.com, Sarkisian got pretty hammered during a donor event for USC. At the annual Salute to Troy event, a school-sponsored gala for big-money donors that features USC players, staff, coaches, their families and friends, the Trojans head coach took to the stage and, by multiple accounts...
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Football HC Steve Sarkisian gets drunk, behaves badly, then apologizes

Drinking on the job is never advisable, but somebody forgot to tell USC’s head coach Steve Sarkisian. During a USC donor event on Saturday night, Sarkisian reportedly had a few too many and made some inappropriate comments that included some salty language (h/t lostlettermen.com). Not surprisingly, the head coach was quick to apologize on Sunday morning. “I sincerely apologize...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: USC Players Have Hilarious Dance-Off During Practice

USC’s football team formed a huddle, Steve Sarkisian called out a couple players’ names and the Trojans had a…dance-off.  While most college teams will opt to do a circle drill when a huddle like this is formed, USC’s squad decided to go the less intense route and have players attempt to one-up each other with some dance moves.  It’s pretty entertaining to watch.  Trojan...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Former 4-Star Tight End Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick Will Miss 2015 Season Because Of Academics

For the second straight year, Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick will not be playing football for USC.  Cope-Fitzpatrick, a four-star tight end in the 2012 class, is academically ineligible for the fall, according to Trojans’ coach Steve Sarkisian. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound tight end missed the 2014 season because of academics. He appeared in 23 games over the course of the 2012 and ’13 seasons...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Basketball: A taste of Italy

Katin Reinhardt USC basketball has struggled in recent years but the team is stocked with talent and has aspirations to make big improvements in Andy Enfield’s third year as the head coach. The team has yet to make any significant noise in the competitive Pac-12, but the Trojans are hoping that a summer trip to Italy will help set the tone heading into the season and build some...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Football: Impact of Ricky Town’s transfer

Ricky Town In a somewhat surprising move, freshman quarterback Ricky Town has decided to transfer from USC after only one semester with the program. Town is a former 4-star recruit who was originally committed to playing for Alabama but changed his mind and enrolled to play for the USC football team. While Town’s departure should not immediately affect USC, his transfer should...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: USC 4-Star Quarterback Ricky Town Is Transferring From USC

It didn’t take long for former four-star quarterback Ricky Town to come to the conclusion that he no longer wanted to be at USC.  The 6-foot-3, 210-pound pro-style quarterback, out of Ventura, Calif., was a member of USC’s latest recruiting class (2015) and enrolled on January 18. At some point between then and now, Town decided he wanted out and requested a transfer, according...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Football season preview: Defensive Backs

John Plattenburg USC football had some trouble last season with finishing games and maintaining leads late. The team did not have much depth in the secondary and saw games slip away because they could not keep up with opposing offenses. However, the Trojans should not be the ones worrying this year. The Trojans have plenty of depth in the secondary that is headlined by some young...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: USC 5-Star JuJu Smith-Schuster Blows Up Fellow 5-Star Iman Marshall In Drill

There’s no denying the talent USC has put together as the Trojans enter the 2015 college football season, and the competition during practice is preparing them for anything the Pac-12 can throw their way. On Thursday, USC decided to share a glimpse of this, as two five-star’s – WR JuJu Smith-Schuster and CB Iman Marshall – battled each other during the Trojans’ “Pride...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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