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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
2 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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May 19, 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
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

USC's Leonard Williams says he'll be healthy for fall camp

If USC's spring game last Saturday was a Saturday during the fall, USC All-American defensive lineman Leonard Williams says he "definitely" would have been on the field. However, it was the spring game and just like the 14 practices USC held prior to that, Williams was relegated to being a spectator. It was all a part of USC head coach Steve Sarkisian's decision...
Via Fox Sports West
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

USC's Leonard Williams says he'll be healthy for fall camp

If USC's spring game last Saturday was a Saturday during the fall, USC All-American defensive lineman Leonard Williams says he "definitely" would have been on the field. However, it was the spring game and just like the 14 practices USC held prior to that, Williams was relegated to being a spectator. It was all a part of USC head coach Steve Sarkisian's decision...
Via Fox Sports West
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football: 5 Defensive Monsters to Watch In 2014

The 2014 college football season will prove two things – quarterbacks will again rule the friendly confines of stadiums everywhere, and many great defensive players will be overshadowed when they deserve just as much of the spotlight.While offense may score points, the old adage still holds true that defense will win a championship or two.There may not be a Jadeveon Clowney or...
Via Football Nation
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 NFL Draft Prospects in 2015 by Position (Defense)

Here are my top defensive prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft: DE Randy Gregory – Nebraska Leonard Williams – USC Shilique Calhoun – Michigan State Devonte Fields – TCU Donte Fowler – Florida DT Leonard Williams – USC Henry Anderson – Stanford Michael Bennett – Ohio State Tyeler Davison – Fresno State Danny Shelton – […]
Via Ultimate Sports Hound
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams, 'We believe in what Coach O taught'

USC sophomore defensive end Leonard Williams discusses the Trojans' 45-20 win in the Las Vegas Bowl over Fresno State and playing for Ed Orgeron...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

USC Football: No excuses against UCLA

Sanctions, injuries and depth are not suitable excuses. USC Football lost to UCLA by the largest margin since Richard Nixon was president. UCLA head coach Jim Mora has moved to 2-0 against USC. Interim head coach drops to 0-2 against USC’s rivals— and USC is 0-4 against rivals in the past two seasons. It was UCLA’s first victory in the Coliseum since 1997— nearly a month...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Five points: Why USC will beat UCLA on Saturday

1. Leonard Williams The stud defensive lineman has continued to give his team an emotional boost over the past couple of weeks. He's gutting it out on an injured shoulder that in all likelihood will need surgery after the season. Williams is going to be key in USC controlling the line of scrimmage --both in the run game and also in their efforts to keep UCLA Brett Hundley in...
Via Fox Sports West
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

USC Football: USC, UCLA, the world and everything

The Trojans and Bruins at the line of scrimmage (Photo credits: Ben Liebenberg/AP) Everyone has their story about the “best” or most memorable USC-UCLA rivalry game. That’s not what you will get here. Enjoy the mass of relevant numbers. Over UCLA’s 29 victories against USC, they win by an average of 10.62 points. In USC’s 46 wins, they do so by an average of 16.76. Furthermore...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Williams, 'I never see it in myself'

USC sophomore Leonard Williams receives complimentary tweet from athletic director Pat Haden, but says he doesn't know if he's really 'that good'...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

The Trojan Blitz, Tuesday 11-19-13

The Trojan Blitz -- Is Colorado a trap game for USC? Leonard Williams and Marqise Lee injuries, Viane Talamaivao commits...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

USC defense knows what to expect vs. Stanford

LOS ANGELES -- A powerful running attack will take its toll on the opposition in the late stages of a football game. At least, thats the popular opinion. If you ask USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron, it all depends. "(The defense) may be giving the toll," Orgeron said. Orgeron certainly hopes his defense can be the aggressor when they line up on Saturday against No...
Via Fox Sports West
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

USC defense knows what to expect vs. Stanford

LOS ANGELES -- A powerful running attack will take its toll on the opposition in the late stages of a football game. At least, that's the popular opinion. If you ask USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron, it all depends. "(The defense) may be giving the toll," Orgeron said. Orgeron certainly hopes his defense can be the aggressor when they line up on Saturday against...
Via Fox Sports West
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Williams fighting through

USC sophomore defensive end Leonard Williams says he's feeling the pressure to play on Saturday when the Trojans host No. 5 Stanford...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Buck Allen a surprise contributor for Trojans

USC is 7-3 on the season, but as far as interim head coach Ed Orgeron is concerned, Saturday's visit from Stanford will mark game No. 6 of the Trojans' "new season." The previous five games have been nothing like the first five games to start the 2013 season. Just take a look at the Trojans' 62-28 win at Cal, for example. USC was without two of its top front...
Via Fox Sports West
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Unusual suspects stepping up for hobbled Trojans

USC is 7-3 on the season, but as far as interim head coach Ed Orgeron is concerned, Saturday's visit from Stanford will mark game No. 6 of the Trojans' "new season." The previous five games have been nothing like the first five games to start the 2013 season. Just take a look at the Trojans' 62-28 win at Cal, for example. USC was without two of its top front...
Via Fox Sports West
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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