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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

Updated 2015 NFL Draft Big Board- done

View image | gettyimages.com 1. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon- The 80th heisman winner, no doubt about it, Mariota is a perfect fit in the NFL 2. Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska- The biggest upside in this draft, Gregory could be an elite pass rusher very soon 3. Leonard Williams, DT, USC- The best interior defensive lineman in the nation, size, strength, athleticism, you name it, Williams...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The good, the bad, and the cold, hard truth: part 2, the bad

It’s easy to pile on and foster knee-jerk, emotional responses to Miami’s perfectly mediocre 6-6 record, especially after a decade of complete and total irrelevance. The way UM ended the 2014 regular season, on a three-game losing streak, dropping two games to sub .500 ACC Coastal opponents, leave many that support the program with an empty, pessimistic feeling about the direction...
Via CaneInsider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame vs LSU: lots of NFL talent on display in Nashville

This year’s Louisiana State team entered the year having lost more players to NFL Draft early entry than any college football team in history. There’s still a ton of potential first rounders all over the roster though. Their opponents in the Music City Bowl, Notre Dame, have a top ten prospect on their OL. There’s going to be a ton of NFL talent on display in Nashville on...
Via The Sports Bank
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame vs LSU: NFL talent in Music City Bowl

This year’s Louisiana State team entered the year having lost more players to NFL Draft early entry than any college football team in history. There’s still a ton of potential first rounders all over the roster though. Their opponents in the Music City Bowl, Notre Dame, have a top ten prospect on their OL. There’s going to be a ton of NFL talent on display in Nashville on...
Via The Sports Bank
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Big Board | Top 50 Players for 2015

Updated December 17th | Each month leading up to the NFL Draft we will take a quick look at the top 50 players available for that beautiful day in April. While it is still very early and many underclassmen have yet to make their intentions known we’ll just assume everyone is entering the draft (which isn’t that far fetched). One thing is pretty clear for 2015, it is a good...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Holiday Bowl 2014: Nebraska vs. USC Preview

When: Saturday, Dec. 27; 8pm ESTWhere: San Diego, CA; Qualcomm Stadium (71,294)TV: ESPNSpread: USC – 6.5 (via VegasInsider.com)All-Time Series: USC leads 3-0-1Last Meeting: USC win, 49-31 (9/15/2007) Gift Bag: $445 Best Buy gift card and shopping trip; Fossil watch; cap (courtesy sportsbusinessdaily.com) Statistical Breakdown: CategoryNebraskaUSCScoring Offense37.4 (3rd/14th)35...
Via Talking 10
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nebraska’s Randy Gregory, USC’s Leonard Williams Finalizing Plans To Enter NFL Draft

Arguably the two best defensive line prospects in college football appear to be headed to the NFL. Nebraska’s Randy Gregory and USC’s Leonard Williams are reportedly finalizing plans to enter the 2015 NFL Draft, according to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller. May be a foregone conclusion, but I’m told Randy Gregory (Nebraska) and Leonard Williams (USC) are finalizing plans to...
Via College Spun
4 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

Schrager's Week 15 Cheat Sheet: If Cowboys lose to Eagles, their season is probably over

Like it or not, there's going to be an odd team out in the NFC playoff picture this year. And right now, fan bases from Arizona, Seattle, Detroit, Philadelphia and Dallas are having a little harder time focusing on the holidays, knowing theirs might be spoiled with stress and frustration in Week 17. Of course, everyone is susceptible to a breakdown in the season's final three weeks...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Schrager's Week 15 Cheat Sheet: If Cowboys lose to Eagles, their season is probably over

Like it or not, there's going to be an odd team out in the NFC playoff picture this year. And right now, fan bases from Arizona, Seattle, Detroit, Philadelphia and Dallas are having a little harder time focusing on the holidays, knowing theirs might be spoiled with stress and frustration in Week 17. Of course, everyone is susceptible to a breakdown in the season's final three weeks...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams undecided about USC future

It was Senior Day at the Coliseum and the USC football team made the seniors last game in the Coliseum a memorable one with a 49-14 win over Notre Dame. It was a memorable one for junior defensive lineman Leonard Williams as well. It was the first time in his career he was a part of a win against one of USC's rivals after losing for the third time to UCLA last week and improving...
Via Fox Sports West
21 days ago  |  Discuss

USC's Williams ready for likely Coliseum farewell

LOS ANGELES (AP) Late in the penultimate practice of Southern California's regular season on the beguilingly sunny Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Leonard Williams picked up a walk-on tailback and body-slammed him to the turf. ''He only knows one way to play the game,'' USC coach Steve Sarkisian said. Williams' rude treatment of James Toland IV in an otherwise mellow workout is just...
Via AP on Fox
23 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

Southern Cal-UCLA Preview

The Pac-12 rivalry in Los Angeles has tilted in UCLA's favor since Jim Mora and Brett Hundley joined the Bruins two years ago. Now it's up to Steve Sarkisian to try to give Southern California the upper hand while star defensive end Leonard Williams is also eager to avoid another loss to his arch-rivals. These South Division title contenders meet Saturday evening when the 11th-ranked...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Outlasts California, 38-30: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

 The USC Trojans (7-3) raced out to a 31-2 lead early in the game, and had to hold on late to outlast the Cal Bears (5-5) 38-30 on Thursday night at the Los Angeles Coliseum.The Trojans controlled the line of scrimmage early in the game that allowed Junior Cody Kessler to just pick apart the injury depleted Bears defense.  Kessler continued his solid season for the Trojans passing...
Via Football Nation
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Updated 2015 NFL Mock Draft Projections

The season is more than halfway over, so why not bust out a new 1 round NFL Mock Draft. The 2015 draft class is shaking up to have some pretty big players. Sure the quarterbacks (Mariota, Winston) are getting all the talk, but we are also going to see some pretty thick talent on the both the lines, wide receiver, and even running back. While it is still early to not only predict...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Lott IMPACT Trophy names semifinalists, including Williams (USC), Kendricks (UCLA)

The Lott IMPACT Trophy has named its nine semifinalists for the annual award, which will be handed out Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports. The Pac-12 have five players on the list and the SEC and ACC have four total. The nine semifinalists were decided by ballots that sent to more than 400 national voters. The four finalists will fly to Newport Beach for a black-tie gala at the Pacific...
Via Fox Sports West
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Barlotta’s Draft Corner: NFL Mock Draft V.1

This draft order is based on the current projected draft order.. 1.  Oakland Raiders: Leonard Williams DE/DT USC 2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Randy Gregory DE/OLB Nebraska 3. Tennessee Titans: Jameis Winston QB Florida State 4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Marcus Mariota QB Oregon 5. New York Jets: Shane Ray DE/OLB Missouri 6. St. Louis Rams: Amari Cooper WR Alabama 7. Washington Redskins...
Via Total Sports Live
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

#457508128 / gettyimages.com 1. Oakland Raiders- Leonard Williams, DE, USC The Raiders just stink. I predicted they would be lucky enough to even get one win this whole year and so far, I have been spot on.  The Raiders have major needs just about everywhere but Quarterback and linebackers.  The Raiders are in major rebuilding mode.  Derek Carr is looking like a franchise quarterback...
Via TopSportsReport
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Leach: Halliday out for season with broken ankle

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday broke his ankle in Saturday's loss to Southern California and is out for the rest of the season. That's according to football coach Mike Leach on Monday. Halliday, the nation's passing leader, broke his ankle in the first quarter of Saturday's 44-17 loss to the Trojans. The injury occurred after Halliday completed...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Connor Halliday, nation’s leading passer, breaks leg (Video)

Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday—the leading passer in college football this year with 3,833 yards, 32 TD’s and an amazing 67.3 percent completion average — was carted off the field with a broken leg in the first quarter of the game against USC. The injury takes Halliday out for the rest of the year and ends the senior's college career, according to ESPN. ...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Lott IMPACT Trophy: Watch interviews with several quarterfinalists

The Lott IMPACT Trophy represents all the good qualities of college football -- integrity, maturity, performance, academics, community and tenacity. The Trophy recently named its 20 quarterfinalists for the annual award, which will be handed out Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports. Check out some of the compelling videos flow about the quarterfinalists, including Leonard Williams (USC...
Via Fox Sports West
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Mock Draft 10/24

#455804446 / gettyimages.com 1. Oakland: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama2. Jacksonville: Leonard Williams, DE, USC3. Tennessee: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon4. New York (A): Jameis Winston, QB, Florida ST5. Tampa Bay: Vic Beasley, DE/OLB, Clemson6. Washington: Cedric Ogbuhei, OT, Texas A&M7. Cleveland: Randy Gregory, DE/OLB, Nebraska8. St. Louis: Connor Cook, QB, Michigan St9. Houston...
Via Only College Sports
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lott IMPACT Trophy names quarterfinalists, including Kendricks (UCLA), Williams (USC)

The Lott IMPACT Trophy has named its 20 quarterfinalists for the annual award, which will be handed out Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports. The Pac-12 had seven players on the list, the SEC and ACC both had four, the Big Ten and Big 12 two each plus one from Notre Dame. Eight semifinalists will be chosen Nov. 11 with ballots then sent to more than 400 national voters. The four finalists...
Via Fox Sports West
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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