Southern California Rumors & News

  • Max Browne named USC's starting quarterback over Sam Darnold

    Los Angeles Times "USC Coach Clay Helton has named Max Browne as the team’s starting quarterback, the team announced Saturday, ending a months-long competition for the job with the redshirt-freshman challenger Sam Darnold. Helton summoned both quarterbacks early Saturday afternoon to inform them and their..." August 21

  • Steve Sarkisian confirms role with Fox Sports

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Former USC coach Steve Sarkisian was spotted by TMZ at LAX on Tuesday looking slim and happy and he entertained a brief interview. During the interview, Sarkisian confirmed he’s going to be an analyst for Fox Sports 1 this upcoming football season, an opportunity he welcomes. “Oh man, I love..." August 16

  • 4-star OT Alijah Vera-Tucker commits to USC

    The Score "Four-star offensive tackle Alijah Vera-Tucker announced Friday his commitment to USC." August 06

  • USC CB Isaiah Langley suspended for season-opener vs. Alabama

    College Spun "USC has suspended cornerback Isaiah Langley for the 2016 season-opener against USC as punishment for being arrested in May, according to the LA Times. Langley, who appeared in 11 games last season as a true freshman, was arrested on May 6 on suspicion of trespassing, intoxication and..." July 20

  • 4-star TE Bubba Bolden decommits from USC

    SI "Four-star safety recruit Bubba Bolden announced he has decommitted from USC.​ Bolden, a Las Vegas native, tweeted his choice on Thursday night. Scout.com rates Bolden as the second-best safety in the West region and the 12th best in the 2017 recruiting class." July 15

  • Utah grad-transfer Stevie Tu'ikolovatu headed to USC

    ESPN "USC's football team will bolster its depleted defensive line this season with the summer addition of Stevie Tu'ikolovatu, a graduate transfer from Utah, a Pac-12 South Division rival. Tu'ikolovatu (6-foot-1, 320 pounds) had 28 tackles as the backup for first-team All-Pac-12 tackle Lowell..." June 17

  • 4-star OL Brett Neilon commits to USC

    The Score "USC grabbed one of the top prospects at one of the most important positions Wednesday. Offensive lineman Brett Neilon has decided to commit to USC's 2017 class. Neilon chose the Trojans over offers from Michigan, Washington, Arizona, Arizona State, California, UCLA, and Utah." June 09

  • O.J. Simpson reportedly refused to give up Heisman to wife's lawyer

    Sporting News - NCAAF "O.J. Simpson reportedly had a chance to keep his beloved Heisman Trophy in the family. Attorney John Q. Kelly, who represented the estate of Simpson's slain wife, Nicole, said the trophy was missing in 1997 after Simpson was found guilty in a civil suit for the deaths of Nicole and her friend,..." June 02

  • Bryce Dixon gets 6 years in carjacking, robbery plea deal

    Orange County Register "Former USC tight end Bryce Dixon was sentenced to six years in state prison Thursday following his January crime spree. Dixon accepted a deal with prosecutors that included no-contest pleas to one count of carjacking, two counts of second-degree robbery and admitting using a knife during his crime..." April 22

  • USC Is Getting Crushed For Its Decision To Hire Lynn Swann As Its New AD

    College Spun "Wednesday afternoon, USC officially announced former Trojans football star Lynn Swann as the school’s next AD, replacing Pat Haden. It didn’t take long for the jokes to starting rolling in. USC is getting crushed – mostly by the media – for hiring an alum with little experience. USC has a..." April 14

  • Southern Cal hires Lynn Swann to be new AD

    ESPN "The University of Southern California has hired Lynn Swann to be its next athletic director, the school announced Wednesday. Swann, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, replaces Pat Haden, who will step down effective June 30. Swann, a four-time Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers,..." April 13

  • 4-star cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. decommits from USC

    The Score "USC lost a large piece of its 2017 recruiting class Tuesday, as four-star cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. announced we was decommitting from the Trojans. Graham is rated the No. 7 corner and the 56th-ranked played overall in the 2017 class by ESPN." April 07

  • USC linebacker Scott Felix’s career over after NCAA denies appeal for taking banned substance

    L.A. Daily News "Senior linebacker Scott Felix’s USC career ended Friday when the NCAA denied his appeal for taking a banned substance. Felix was suspended after failing an NCAA drug test at Holiday Bowl but his status was in doubt until the NCAA made its final ruling. “In life, people make mistakes and I am..." April 02

  • USC DE Don Hill’s suspension linked to ‘student-conduct issue’

    College Football Talk "USC has already lost one defensive lineman to a significant injury, now they’ve lost another to an off-field issue. Clay Helton has previously confirmed that Don Hill (pictured, No. 59) is not taking part in spring practice because of what the head coach described as a “violation of team..." March 29

  • USC loses former 5-star DL Kenny Bigelow to torn ACL

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "The most experienced player on USC’s defensive line might be lost for the season. Defensive tackle Kenny Bigelow suffered a torn ACL during Thursday’s practice and will miss seven to nine months, according to coach Clay Helton. Bigelow, a five-star recruit in 2013, redshirted his first..." March 27

  • Steve Sarkisian's lawsuit against USC is headed for arbitration

    Los Angeles Times "Former USC football coach Steve Sarkisian has agreed to binding arbitration to resolve his lawsuit against the university over his firing, according to a filing in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The decision came on the eve of a hearing scheduled for Wednesday on USC’s motion to send the..." March 02

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