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Arizona St.-Southern Cal Preview

Southern California is the only team in the FBS yet to surrender a touchdown pass. It will likely next face a backup quarterback who in his first career start last week threw the nation's second-highest total of passes in a game this season. The No. 16 Trojans and star defensive end Leonard Williams appear to have a favorable matchup against Mike Bercovici and visiting Arizona...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cut to the Chase: The True Heisman Contenders

While he looked like his old self in a 56-41 win over North Carolina State, it did nothing to help Jameis Winston in his chances of winning another Heisman Trophy. Those plans left the building a long time ago with a summer of madness and a fall of broken dreams. Winston is a walking contradiction of a player with too much talent for his own good and a mouth and immaturity that continually...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: College Football’s Week Five Scouting Preview

With conference play in full swing, it’s time to separate the contenders from the pretenders. Texas A&M entered the season a bit under the radar, but already has a signature win on the road versus South Carolina. This week they draw a physical Arkansas team that grinds out teams on the ground. Around the rest of the country, Georgia, Stanford, South Carolina and USC are one...
Via Optimum Scouting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The League of Extraordinarily Unimpressive wins

A football season is an unfolding story, one where the narratives of August become the fractured myths of November. Teams flex their muscles but lose their way, and in the PAC-12 Conference, they cannibalize each other with nine league games while the SEC is playing Coastal Carolina. Here’s some advice your father never gave you: Never bet on anything where the outcome can depend...
Via The Duck Stops Here
19 days ago  |  Discuss

USC DE Williams limited in practice but hopeful of facing BC

LOS ANGELES -- Southern California defensive end Leonard Williams was limited in practice Wednesday because of an ankle injury, one day after being held out of practice entirely. Based on recent history, that doesn't bode well for Boston College, the ninth-ranked Trojans' (2-0) opponent on Saturday. ''It actually feels better this week than it did last week before...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

DE Williams shrugs off ankle injury for No. 9 USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California defensive end Leonard Williams was limited in practice Wednesday because of an ankle injury, one day after being held out of practice entirely. Based on recent history, that doesn't bode well for Boston College, the ninth-ranked Trojans' (2-0) opponent on Saturday. Williams delivered a dominant performance to spur the Trojans' 13...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian: If Leonard Williams is healthy, he's going to play

Leonard Williams has a hard time talking about himself. In the same token, he has high expectations which makes it even tougher for him to be surprised by anything he does on the football field. Although his game-high 11-tackle, Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week earning performance vs. Stanford did just that.  "To be honest I didn't think I would be able to even make...
Via Fox Sports West
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sarkisian: Williams performance vs. Stanford was 'amazing'

Leonard Williams proved for the first time this season, and once more during his USC, career that some of No. 94 is better than none at all. Last Tuesday, Williams suffered an ankle sprain near the end of USC practice. On Wednesday, he was a non-participant and limped around Howard Jones Field with a brace on his injured ankle. By Saturday, he was the most destructive force on the...
Via Fox Sports West
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Sarkisian: Williams performance vs. Stanford was 'amazing'

Leonard Williams proved for the first time this season, and once more during his USC, career that some of No. 94 is better than none at all. Last Tuesday, Williams suffered an ankle sprain near the end of USC practice. On Wednesday, he was a non-participant and limped around Howard Jones Field with a brace on his injured ankle. By Saturday, he was the most destructive force on the...
Via Fox Sports West
22 days ago  |  Discuss

USC 13, Stanford 10: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

 From the opening whistle, to the final play, every fan could tell that the game between the USC Trojans and Stanford Cardinal was going to come down to the last second.  This game was an absolute backyard brawl with both teams throwing haymakers at each other to the final whistle.  It took a career long 53-yard field goal from USC Senior Andre Hedari and a huge defensive stand...
Via Football Nation
24 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Star DL Leonard Williams Exits Stanford Game On First Series, With Trainers

USC star defensive lineman Leonard Williams started against Stanford despite looking very poor in pre-game warmups.  One series into the game against the Cardinal, Williams is off the field and meeting with trainers.  Big: USC DL Leonard Williams already out of the game. With trainers. Looked bad early. — David Lombardi (@DavidMLombardi) September 6, 2014 Leonard Williams looked...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 13 Stanford, No. 14 USC ready to renew rivalry

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) The coaches have changed, and so have the players. The drama has remained the same. In a series that dates back to 1905, Stanford-Southern California has been among college football's best matchups in recent years. The games have featured action-packed performances, verbal confrontations and usually major implications in conference and national championship...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

USC vs. Stanford – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

Twitter/Stanford USC and Stanford meet in an early season conference game that could have big implications. Both the Trojans and Cardinal are coming off dominant performances in their first games. USC’s offense racked up 701 yards in a rout of Fresno State. Stanford’s defense shut out UC Davis and only allowed 115 yards. This game will go a long way in deciding the Pac-12. Date...
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sarkisian refutes report of QB Cody Kessler staph infection

Cody Kessler returned to practice Wednesday.  The USC quarterback was a full participant one day after undergoing a "procedure" on his toe for a reported staph infection.  Following Wednesday's practice USC head coach Steve Sarkisian didn't provide any details on Kessler's injury, only providing his starting quarterback is "ready to go."  Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports West
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Southern Cal-Stanford Preview

David Shaw and Steve Sarkisian made clear that any animosity between them is history now that the latter has moved on to coach at Southern California. Of more concern to both is how a potential matchup between Trojans defensive end Leonard Williams and Stanford left tackle Andrus Peat will affect this weekend's Pac-12 matchup. Both teams opened the season with blowout victories...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

USC in 'holding pattern' with Josh Shaw situation

Steve Sarkisian saw a "great" practice from his team Wednesday morning on Howard Jones Field.  "I don't know what you guys were doing over here but I saw a heck of a practice," Sarkisian said as he addressed the dozens of media members in attendance.  There is still a buzz around USC with people looking for answers in regards to the Josh Shaw situation....
Via Fox Sports West
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Audible: Sarkisian vs. Kiffin, star freshmen and more USC talk

When USC hired Steve Sarkisian last offseason, the news was met with a general shrug. There was a group of USC fans excited about the idea of Sark coming home, but across the nation it was viewed as an underwhelming hire for one of college football's best jobs. As the 2014 season is set to kick off, the tone -- at least around Los Angeles -- has changed quite a bit as Sarkisian...
Via Fox Sports
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggest impact players for USC: No. 1 DL Leonard Williams

Pound-for-pound Leonard Williams is the best player on the USC roster, and that carries a lot of weight. The 6-5, 310-pound defensive lineman is a matchup nightmare for opposing offensive linemen. The junior is considered to be the best defensive lineman in the country and is projected to be a top-five pick in the NFL Draft. A natural defensive end, as a freshman he was moved inside...
Via Fox Sports West
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football 2014: The Top 5 Defensive Players in College Football

Entering last season the big names in college football consisted of Jadeveon Clowney, Khalil Mack and everyone else. With those players now gone to chase their NFL dreams as rookies in he NFL, a new crop of players will be playing for the chance to call themselves the best defensive players in the nation. Alabama safety Landon Collins is certainly a name that fits into the category...
Via Football Nation
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Sports Ruckus Scouting Report: Leonard Williams, DE/DT, USC

Leonard Williams - University of Southern California DT/DE 6’5’’/290 lbs. Junior   Pros: Works down the line well Hard to block one on one Quick Hand technique Takes advantage of smaller lineman Good finesse moves/Ok power moves   Cons: Slow reaction on snap Upright Strength against bigger lineman In Betweener No true identity of position             […] The...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

USC DE Leonard Williams healthy, ready to dominate

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Ed Orgeron is one of the most hard-nosed, tough, yet still loving coaches there are. It was the loving side of the man affectionately known as "Coach O" that USC defensive end Leonard Williams experienced the most -- at least according to his teammates. "A lot of the d-line guys on the team said he treated me like his baby," Williams said...
Via Fox Sports West
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Matt

The 2014 Draft may have just ended, but it's never too early to take a look into next years' draft class! Since our pre-season power rankings aren't up yet, the draft order will be just a quick guess on how the season will pan out. The focus on this draft will be more about the best prospects, not necessarily the teams. Enjoy!1. New York Jets: Marcus Mariota, QB,...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Onebar’s 2015 NFL Mock Draft | Version 1.0

It is time to officially start the 2015 NFL DraftSeason with my 1st full 1 round mock draft of the season. As always the first stab at a mock draft this early in the process will be about as accurate as a Brandon Weeden throw, I just couldn’t wait any longer. While 2014 was looked at as one of the more loaded drafts in sometime, I must say that 2015 isn’t looking to shabby with...
Via DraftSeason
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 Ultimate NFL Mock Draft | Version 1.0

Well, we waited as long as our loins would let us. It is officially June and what better time than to bust out our first 2015 NFL Ultimate Mock of the year. Yes, it is overly early and these projections could be a laugher come next spring but for now it is enough to quench our Mock Draft thirst and hopefully yours. All three draft amigos (Onebar, Lupagus, and Lomas) are back for...
Via DraftSeason
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Jacob

The 2014 Draft may have just ended, but it's never too early to take a look into next years' draft class! Since our pre-season power rankings aren't up yet, the draft order will be just a quick guess on how the season will pan out, taken from Matt's draft. The focus on this draft will be more about the best prospects, not necessarily the teams. Enjoy!1. New York...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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