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  • USC and Clay Helton prepare for another season of high expectations and high anxiety

    The Athletic " Moments after USC suffered a frustrating loss to Oregon in the Pac-12 championship game last December, head coach Clay Helton was asked what next steps his program needed to take to reassert itself atop the conference. “Winning a championship,” he..." June 01

  • How USC’s 2001 upset of UCLA set a new precedent for West Coast college football dominance

    The Athletic "Shortly before USC took on No. 20 UCLA in its 2001 regular season finale, Antuan Simmons and the rest of the Trojans’ seniors gathered together. Simmons and his classmates had been recruited by John Robinson at the back end of his second tenure as USC head coach and..." May 14

  • Why USC, Georgia, Oregon and more are hot on the trail of 2023 QB Nico Iamaleava

    The Athletic "For nearly a year, Warren High School (Downey, Calif.) coach Kevin Pearson has done pretty much all he can to spread the word about his sophomore quarterback Nicholaus Iamaleava Jr. He has practically begged college coaches to take notice and peppered them with film. He coached a..." April 16

  • Homeless man infiltrates USC's facilities, fields punts at practice

    The Score "USC is used to receiving special visitors at practice, but the Trojans unknowingly hosted a trespasser during their spring practice last week. A homeless man spent several days inside the school’s football facilities, a USC campus security source told Scott Wolfe of..." April 11

  • Homeless Guy Poses As USC Player For Days, Eats Meals, Hops In Jacuzzi, & Tried To Field Punts

    Total Pro Sports "Nothing will be crazier than this story for the remainder of this year. A homeless guy recently posed as a player on the USC Trojans and only got busted several days later as he tried to field punts during practice last week. Trojans Insider Scott Wolf got all the crazy..." April 09

  • Inside USC QB Kedon Slovis’ off year, his loss of confidence and quest to get it back

    The Athletic "Kedon Slovis knows all about the questions that swirled around his performance last season. On paper, his 2020 stats were fine. He threw for 1,921 yards and 17 touchdowns (with seven interceptions) in an abbreviated six-game season. Over the course of a normal 13- or 14-game season, he probably..." March 30

  • Lane Kiffin makes Paul Finebaum blush, stutter bringing up Miley Cyrus quote, USC firing

    USA Today "Ole Miss football coach Lane Kiffin was the first guest Monday on "The Paul Finebaum Show."  Kiffin made things awkward quickly as he brought up Finebaum's role in Kiffin being fired by Southern California as its head football..." March 23

  • USC Recruit Keyan Burnett Chases Down Opponent 100 Yards Like DK Metcalf

    TMZ "Future USC tight end Keyan Burnett went FULL DK Metcalf mode in a game last week ... chasing down an opponent 100 yards to make a touchdown-saving tackle!!! The insane play all went down in Southern California in Servite High School's game against Damien last..." March 16

  • 5 takeaways from the recruiting cycle after National Signing Day

    The Score "While most of the heavy lifting was done during the early signing period, National Signing Day has almost entirely ended the 2021 recruiting cycle. The nation's No. 4 prospect, J.T. Tuimoloau, remains unsigned, but virtually every other top recruit has decided where to play..." February 03

  • USC signs top-50 prospect Raesjon Davis

    Eleven Warriors "Raesjon Davis is staying put. One of the Buckeyes' top remaining targets in the 2021 class, the four-star Mater Dei (California) linebacker has committed to USC and will remain in the SoCal area for his college career. Davis, the No. 48 overall player and No. 4..." February 03

  • Former Texas starter Keaontay Ingram to transfer to play college football for USC

    ESPN "Former Texas starting running back Keaontay Ingram will transfer to USC, he announced Tuesday. Ingram, who rushed for 1,811 yards over the past three seasons, entered the transfer portal earlier this month. He started 13 games in 2019 and three of Texas'..." January 26

  • USC Trojans land No. 3 overall recruit, DE Korey Foreman

    ESPN "Five-star defensive end Korey Foreman announced his commitment to USC, leading a group of six ESPN 300 prospects announcing commitments to various programs on Saturday. Foreman is the No. 3 ranked recruit overall, a 6-foot-4, 265-pound prospect from Corona, California. He's the..." January 02

  • USC Lands No.6 Cornerback Ceyair Wright

    SI "The USC Trojans have landed No.6 cornerback in the nation, Ceyair Wright out of Los Angeles, California. Wright made his announcement at the All-American Bowl on NBC. Although Wright signed with the Trojans on the early signing date of December 16th,..." January 02

  • Ducks upset No. 13 Trojans to claim second straight Pac-12 title

    CBS Sports "The journey to get there was wildly unconventional, but Oregon captured its second straight Pac-12 championship on Friday night by withstanding another late rally from USC to win 31-24. USC entered 5-0 with a trio of last-minute victories to its credit, but the Trojans could never quite climb..." December 19

  • UCLA could move on from Chip Kelly, target Urban Meyer

    Larry Brown Sports "The UCLA Bruins could make major changes to the football program this offseason, and maybe even target some big names. According to Scott Roussel of Football Scoop, Chip Kelly’s job is not guaranteed for 2021. New UCLA athletic director Martin Jarmond, who took the job over..." December 17

  • QB Jaxson Dart commits to USC

    SI "Utah product QB Jaxson Dart has committed to the University of Southern California. Dart led Corner Canyon to its third straight state title and was arguably the most coveted uncommitted senior quarterback in the class of 2021. Dart also held offers from UCLA, Washington..." December 16