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TSS College Football Staff Picks For 2015

With the 2015-’16 season set to kick on Thursday, the biggest question on everyone’s mind is, “Who’s going to win the national championship?” Naturally, everyone on our staff had some strong opinions on the subject. Listed below, each of our writers picks the winner of each conference, the four teams for the College Football Playoff, and the eventual national champion....
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TSS College Football Staff Picks For 2015

With the 2015-’16 season set to kick on Thursday, the biggest question on everyone’s mind is, “Who’s going to win the national championship?” Naturally, everyone on our staff had some strong opinions on the subject. Listed below, each of our writers picks the winner of each conference, the four teams for the College Football Playoff, and the eventual national champion....
Via Bloguin Best
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arkansas St.-Southern Cal Preview

(AP) - Cody Kessler has started graduate school at Southern California while he finishes his football career. After nearly five years of drama with the Trojans, the veteran quarterback must already qualify for an advanced degree of some sort. Kessler begins his third year as the No. 8 Trojans' starter when they open their first season after heavy NCAA sanctions Saturday at the Coliseum...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kessler is stalwart leader, standout passer for No. 8 USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) Cody Kessler has started graduate school at Southern California while he finishes his football career. After nearly five years of drama with the Trojans, the veteran quarterback must already qualify for an advanced degree of some sort. Kessler has been an oasis of calm in the storm that perpetually surrounds eighth-ranked USC, capably navigating the distractions...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Top Heisman Candidates in The Power Five Conferences

The 2015 Heisman Trophy is already on the minds of players, analysts and fans alike and for good reason. The Heisman Trophy is arguably the most prestigious award in all of sports and obviously the most treasured in college football. While some may feel the award has lost some luster in the past few years because of winners having off the field issues, it's still something that...
Via Football Nation
2 days 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Kessler drawing comparisons to Drew Brees?

USC Trojans senior signal-caller Cody Kessler is widely regarded as one of the top quarterbacks in all of college football. So, because of his talent and success, it should come as no surprise that Kessler is receiving very high praise in the scouting community. In a recent article by NFL draft guru Gil Brandt, the former VP of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys delivered a...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

PAC-12 preview: Can dark horse ASU take on USC?

The college football season is less than a month away from kicking off, and most teams have already begun their fall camps. Just in time for the regular season, our writers have cooked up previews for all of the conferences in the FBS. We last covered the Big 12, and today we will take a look at the PAC-12. What Happened in 2014: Conference Champion: Oregon 13-2 (8-1); Won conference...
Via The Sports Quotient
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015-16 Heisman Watch List

Trevone Boykin (TCU) Leonard Fournette (LSU) Cody Kessler (USC) Zeke Elliott (Ohio St) Deshaun Watson (Clemson) Jared Goff (Cal) Nick Chubb (Georgia) JT Barrett (Ohio St) Dak Prescott (Mississippi St) Semaje Perine (Oklahoma) Royce Freeman (Oregon) Connor Cook (Michigan St) Scooby Wright III (Arizona) Josh Rosen (UCLA) Seth Russell (Baylor) Jeremy Johnson (Auburn) Derrick Henry...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kessler has experience guiding USC past distractions

On Tuesday morning, USC coach Steve Sarkisian apologized again for his behavior Saturday night at the Trojans Salute to Troy event. It was sad to see the 41-year-old address the media and answer questions, looking so beaten down. He talked about mixing meds and alcohol the other night. He also said he opened up to his team and "disclosed everything" to his players. "He came to us...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kessler has experience guiding USC past distractions

On Tuesday morning, USC coach Steve Sarkisian apologized again for his behavior Saturday night at the Trojans Salute to Troy event. It was sad to see the 41-year-old address the media and answer questions, looking so beaten down. He talked about mixing meds and alcohol the other night. He also said he opened up to his team and "disclosed everything" to his players. "He came to us...
Via Fox Sports West
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian mixed meds with booze, will enter treatment

    USC football coach Steve Sarkisian announced on Tuesday morning that he will enter an alcohol treatment program, though he does not believe he has a drinking problem. Sarkisian labeled going for treatment a “part of the process,” noting that he will not be drinking for the remainder of the season and blaming Saturday’s embarrassing incident on combining alcohol with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Do not sleep on Arizona in the Pac-12 this season

The University of Arizona surprised many people last season by winning the South division of the Pac-12. As one of the most talented teams in the Pac-12, they should not be sneaking up on teams this season. Despite returning all of their core pieces from a 10-4 season, which included a win at Oregon, the Wildcats are only ranked 22nd in the coaches poll, which would place them 6th...
Via EndZoneScore
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Heisman Trophy finalists for 2015 NCAA Football season

Winning the Heisman Trophy is the highest individual achievement in College Football. On the cusp of a fresh season, there are a handful of young men who stand above the rest as heavy favorites to take the prize. Every year brings with it one or two surprising athletes who surpass everyone’s wildest expectations to emerge as a true contender for the prestigious trophy. We’ve...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why USC can win the playoff: Kessler at QB, Jackson everywhere else

EDITOR'S NOTE: FOX Sports college football columnists Stewart Mandel and Bruce Feldman think a handful of teams have a legitimate shot at hoisting the College Football Playoff trophy this season. This week, they'll make a case for each of those squads. USC TROJANS 1. What we like: The Trojans have some key pieces to make a run at their first title in over a decade. Start with QB...
Via Fox Sports West
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Teams With The Most To Lose and Least To Lose In 2015: Pac-12

Although conferences like the Big 12 and the SEC get a lot of attention, the Pac-12 is a really good conference. Five Pac-12 made it into ESPN's top 25 this preseason as Oregon was ranked 6th, UCLA 12th, USC 13th, Stanford 17th, and Arizona State 20th. With star players like Marcus Mariota, Brett Hundley, and Jaelen Strong all coming from the Pac-12, this conference will compete...
Via Football Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ College Football Top-25 Preview: #9 USC

The college football staff at SQ have put together a ranking of the top-25 teams heading into 2015. To get our readers prepared for the upcoming season, the staff has created a preview for each one of these teams. Today’s focus is on #9 USC.Team: USC TrojansLocation: Los Angeles, Calif. SQ Ranking: 9th2014 Record: 9-4Finish in AP Poll: 20thHead Coach: Steve Sarkisian (2nd Year...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

USC preview: Why the Trojans can win the national title

Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a 15-part series in which we preview college football’s top teams. We’ll be counting down from 15 to one, with the final team, released on Sept. 3 – the day college football starts – serving as our national title pick. 9. USC TrojansAfter an incredible run from 2002-2008, during which they won 11 or more games every season and captured...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

USC eager to test its bountiful talent in upcoming season

LOS ANGELES (AP) Since the first time Cody Kessler pulled on a Southern California jersey, the quarterback has known all about the impossible expectations that come with it. Kessler and his fellow Trojans don't run from it. They're here because they welcome it. In its first season free of NCAA sanctions, USC is picked to win the Pac-12 title and expected to contend for a national...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Five teams that could go national championship or bust in '15

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect It depends on how you like your glass … half full, half empty, or in need of more whiskey either way … but it’s better to be on this list than not, you could opine. This season starts with a prohibitive favorite (Ohio State). After that, it’s pretty much a fart in a windstorm’s guess as to who is a favorite to make the playoff. ...
Via The Student Section
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Town's departure doesn't sting USC one bit

News that Ricky Town would be transferring out of USC is not surprising.The Trojans are carrying quite the load at quarterback, leaving little room for meaningful snaps down the road. But the case is especially interesting at USC, where the Trojans have practically become Quarterback-U.That Town, a former four-star standout, is leaving isn't the end of the world in Los Angeles. Tyler...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

4-star QB Ricky Town transferring from USC

Though he’d almost definitely have a shot at earning the starter’s job next season following the graduation of senior starter Cody Kessler, USC Trojans four-star freshman quarterback Ricky Town has chosen to transfer out of the program. Town’s decision was reported on Twitter by Varsity Preps scouting director Demetric Warren, and then by Scout.com’s Gerard Martinez. Breaking...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 14 — USC

USC Trojans 2014 Record: 9-4 (beat Nebraska in Holiday Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can the Trojans return to an elite level? Steve Sarkisian enters year number two as the head man at USC and hopes to improve on a 9-4 campaign during his first year. Sarkisian is fortunate to have been the successor to Lane Kiffin as opposed to Pete Carroll, but with the Trojans ranked in the top 10...
Via The Student Section
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pac-12's case as college football's deepest conference

The Pac-12 doesn’t have a clear favorite like a few other conferences, but the depth is there for the Pac-12 to be the deepest conference in all of football. Questions remain for each program, but the bottom of the conference is better than it is in the Big 10 and the SEC, thanks to the SEC East. Below we rank each division. North 1. Oregon The Ducks should once again fly...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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