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USC Football – A Look at the Trojans Preseason

It’s that time of the year again; College Football officially returns this coming weekend. QB Cody Kessler and the USC Trojans are primed to make a run for the National Championship game this season despite losing key offensive players to the NFL draft. There is one reason that the Trojans will be able to weather the blow of losing both their top receiver in Nelson Agholor and...
Via TopSportsReport
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

USC Trojans will wear GPS device during season opener

College football is known for all types of fancy equipment, and sometimes, the gear can even get a bit experimental. Such is certainly the case for the USC Trojans, who will rock a tiny GPS device underneath their shoulder pads during their game on Saturday. The project, which was introduced by USC Marshall School of Business and the USC Athletics Department, is designed to "provide...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: USC Releases Heartwarming Video Of Walk-Ons Receiving Scholarship At Team Meeting

Videos of walk-ons receiving a scholarship at a team meeting are just the best.  Here’s another one.  This one comes from USC, where Trojans’ coach Steve Sarkisian awarded scholarships to some of his walk-on players in front of the rest of the team.  It’s a great scene. 
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

USC Football Schedule 2015: USC Trojans Game Dates

When fans hear about the USC Trojans, many just assume that the team is doing great and will win nine...
Via COED
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Cool time-lapse of USC helmets being painted

The USC Trojans are ready to hit the field for the 2015 season and they hope to get back into football prominence this year. The last few seasons haven’t gone exactly how they have planned, but the Trojans have turned things around and are one of the nation’s top teams for 2015. USC has decided to show fans exactly where things all begin for a football season. The Trojans shared a...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 USC Trojans Betting Odds

The 2015 college football season is just days away, and the USC Trojans are determined to make it to the second College Football Playoff, something several insiders think they can do. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the team, BetDSI has released USC’s season odds. The video below previews the betting action.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin Accidentally Zings USC's Steve Sarkisian On Twitter

Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin is a good guy, and has been spotted at various concerts over the years of popular musicians. While his music taste may be current it appears that his social media knowledge may not be. It appears that on Saturday he meant to send a friend a direct message that included a joke about USC head coach Steve Sarkisian.He accidentally tweeted it to...
Via FatManWriting
6 days 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
6 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
9 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
12 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
12 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
12 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
14 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
16 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
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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