Southern California Rumors & News

  • Texas QB Shane Buechele expected to be available against USC

    Larry Brown Sports "Texas quarterback Shane Buechele is expected to be available against USC after missing last week with a shoulder injury, according to a report. The sophomore QB missed Texas’ game against San Jose State last weekend with a shoulder injury. He was able to throw and took limited reps in practice..." September 14

  • Lance Armstrong calls out USC: You s— all over Reggie Bush

    Sporting News - NCAAF "USC didn't endear itself to football fans when it claimed it had a 4-0 record against Texas, even though the Trojans suffered a brutal loss to the Longhorns in the 2006 Rose Bowl. The Trojans' record in the 2005 season was vacated, because of NCAA violations and former USC star Reggie Bush was..." September 13

  • USC says 4-0 mark vs. Texas is correct as NCAA voided Trojans' participation in 2005 season

    ESPN "USC and Texas will play this week for the first time since the Longhorns, led by Vince Young, beat the Trojans, led by Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart, 41-38 in the Rose Bowl to win the BCS national championship after the 2005 season. It was one of the most memorable college football games in..." September 13

  • How a converted quarterback became USC's most crucial question mark entering the season

    Los Angeles Times "Deontay Burnett practiced over-the-shoulder catches with a fellow receiver after USC’s practice Tuesday. Burnett would run in place, look up for the ball, catch, then lob one back. The throws to Burnett came in cleaner than the ones he threw out. They spun in a tighter spiral. They hit Burnett..." August 30

  • Why Sam Darnold could lead USC to its first national title in 13 years

    ESPN "Sam Darnold is gone. It is 2002, and one moment the 5-year-old is splashing in the water on his boogie board, and then he isn't. His mother, Chris, and his 8-year-old sister, Franki, are enjoying a sun-kissed summer day at their favorite spot, Linda Lane, near their home in Capistrano Beach,..." August 21

  • USC Football Hero Falsely Accused of Dom. Violence ... GF Says

    TMZ "The USC football player who kicked the winning field goal in the '17 Rose Bowl against Penn. State has WRONGLY been painted as a domestic abuser ... so says his girlfriend. Matt Boermeester was suspended from the University of Southern California earlier this year while school officials..." July 31

  • USC lands commitment from highly-touted 2019 QB J.T. Daniels

    Los Angeles Times "Junior quarterback J.T. Daniels of Santa Ana Mater Dei High announced via Twitter on Sunday that he has committed to USC. Daniels was one of the most proficient and effective quarterbacks in California last season as a sophomore. In 14 games, he completed 75% of his passes for 4,849 yards..." July 31

  • Clay Helton says OJ Simpson would not be allowed at USC practice

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the best running backs in USC history is not welcome at the team’s practices. That’s because the person in question is convicted felon and accused murder, O.J. Simpson. Simpson was granted parole last week after serving nine years in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping. He is set to..." July 27

  • Sam Darnold: No team should tank for me

    Pro Football Talk "Talk that the Jets could tank the 2017 season with an eye on choosing USC quarterback Sam Darnold with the first pick in the 2018 NFL draft don’t seem to sit well with Darnold. Darnold told Dianna Russini of ESPN that he thinks tanking for him would be silly. “I don’t think any team should..." July 12

  • Sam Darnold Reportedly May Remain at USC, Not Declare for 2018 NFL Draft

    Bleacher Report "Despite being an early favorite to be the top overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, USC quarterback Sam Darnold may not declare for the event. Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com reported from Nike's The Opening football camp, "I also had several sources close to Darnold tell me they wouldn't be..." July 05

  • USC QB Sam Darnold working with Jordan Palmer to shorten throwing motion

    Orange County Register "When Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN’s longtime NFL draft expert, published his first 2018 mock draft, he pegged Sam Darnold as the top selection. It included one footnote about the USC quarterback. “He does have an unorthodox, long delivery, however, that will have to be retooled,” Kiper..." July 05

  • 5-Star QB Prospect Matt Corral Decommits from USC

    Bleacher Report "Matt Corral, one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2018 recruiting class, has decommitted from USC to consider other schools. Tom Loy of 247Sports first reported the QB's decision Saturday. Chris Swanson and Drew Krinsky of Rivals confirmed the news. Corral is a 5-star prospect who..." June 18

  • Report: USC has a deal in place to sell Coliseum naming rights to United Airlines

    Los Angeles Times "For the first time in 94 years, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will be known as something else. USC has a deal in place to sell the naming rights to the stadium to United Airlines for $70 million over 15 years, the most lucrative naming-rights deal in college football, according to a report..." May 18

  • South Carolina's Moore, Samuel cleared in bar assault case

    The State "Authorities are trying to locate former USC football player Jalen Antwan Dread, wanted in connection to a recent assault at a Five Points bar. Dread, 20, is accused of assaulting a male victim at the Five Points Saloon a week ago, the Columbia Police Department said Saturday. Deebo Samuel, a..." May 07

  • Pitt's Max Browne: I 'got the short end of the stick' at USC

    Fox Sports "When Max Browne committed to play for USC, the Trojans were the No. 1 team in the country. It seemed like the ideal time for the Seattle kid, who was ranked as the nation’s No. 1 quarterback prospect in the 2013 recruiting class. However, it didn’t take long for things to tumble off course for the..." April 10

  • Sam Darnold is primed to be a Trojan force for USC

    Fox Sports "The star power is back at USC on Howard Jones Field. After a staggering succession of mega-wattage talent around Troy that led to Heisman Trophies and national titles, the Trojans drifted from the college football radar. There’s a glow again around Trojan football. Sam Darnold, the 6-foot-4,..." March 29