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  • WR Josh Imatorbhebhe becomes third USC graduate transfer to join Illinois this offseason

    CBS Sports "The pipeline between USC and Illinois continues to flow, as it was announced Monday morning that wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe is transferring to Illinois. As a graduate transfer, Imatorbhebhe will be immediately eligible and give Illinois' receiving corps a boost. Imatorbhebhe..." June 17

  • 4-star freshman Bru McCoy returns to USC

    The Score "Four-star freshman Bru McCoy has returned to USC after transferring to Texas earlier this year, the school announced Tuesday. McCoy, the No. 1-ranked athlete in the ESPN 300 for 2019, originally committed to USC but opted to transfer after Kliff Kingsbury left for..." June 12

  • USC quarterback Matt Fink not transferring to Illinois, will remain with Trojans

    CBS Sports "Southern California quarterback Matt Fink apparently had his foot out the door. His name was in the transfer portal and he was reportedly close to committing to Lovie Smith and Illinois. But Thursday Fink put the speculation to rest with an announcement that he would be remaining with the..." June 06

  • Change of plans: Chris Steele likely to land at USC, not Oregon

    247 Sports "While we are still waiting for the official word from the player himself, all indications as of Wednesday afternoon are that Chris Steele is going to enroll at USC — ending a winding journey that saw the four-star freshman transfer from Florida and then commit to Oregon within a..." June 05

  • Five-star wide receiver Bru McCoy informs Texas he plans to transfer back to USC

    Burnt Orange Nation "A bit more than four months removed from his surprising decision to depart from the USC program — just weeks after signing and enrolling early, at that — and transferring to Texas, it appears Bru McCoy is set to take his talents back to California. In a move that’s..." May 31

  • USC RB signee Kenan Christon wins 100 meter state title

    247 Sports "Kenan Christon is officially the fastest high school football player in California.  The four-star USC running back signee captured the 100 meter state title at the CIF State championships with a blazing 10.30 on Saturday evening at Buchanan High School, which tied the state..." May 28

  • UNLV makes official addition of USC transfer once headed to Minnesota

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Wide receiver Randal Grimes, a Desert Pines High School product, announced Thursday that he is transferring from Southern California to UNLV. Grimes (6 feet 4 inches, 205 pounds) hopes to be eligible to play this season. UNLV has applied for a waiver for Grimes, but the NCAA has not..." May 28

  • Texas WR Bru McCoy reportedly considering transfer back to USC

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Bru McCoy era in Austin may be coming to an end after only one semester. On Monday morning, the rumor mill began churning with talk that Bru McCoy, a former five-star prospect who committed to USC over Texas on Jan. 5 before electing to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal just weeks..." May 27

  • Urban Meyer shrugs off USC rumors: 'I think I'm done' coaching

    The Score "Despite Urban Meyer's retirement from coaching following the 2018 season, rumors persist about a return to the sidelines. Reports have linked Meyer to the USC job, should the program move on from Clay Helton. Meyer, who will join the FOX Sports college football studio..." May 26

  • USC football coach Clay Helton made $3.2 million for 2017-18 fiscal year

    Los Angeles Times "USC football coach Clay Helton was paid about $3.2 million during the school’s fiscal year covering July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, according to USC’s federal tax return released Wednesday in response to a request by the Los Angeles Times. Helton coached the Trojans to a..." May 16

  • Reggie Bush is ready to 'recruit' Urban Meyer if USC doesn't improve substantially in 2019

    CBS Sports "USC coach Clay Helton will start the 2019 campaign under immense pressure to deliver a successful season after the Trojans went 5-7 in 2018. It was the program's first losing season since 2000 and a big drop-off after winning the Pac-12 championship the year before.  Former..." April 30

  • New Madden 20 career mode will include 10 college teams

    The Score "The latest edition of the Madden NFL series will give fans the option to play as their favorite college football quarterback. A new career mode called "Face of the Franchise: QB1" will allow gamers to create their own quarterback and follow them from the College Football..." April 26

  • NCAA refusing requests regarding Reggie Bush being allowed back at USC

    Larry Brown Sports "Reggie Bush is getting set to begin his work with FOX’s new college football pregame show this year, but he may have some trouble with access when the network needs to cover his alma mater. USC was forced to permanently dissociate itself from Bush after an investigation revealed the..." April 21

  • USC's Graham Harrell sizes up quarterbacks during spring practice

    Los Angeles Times "Graham Harrell has watched USC’s four quarterbacks for 13 practices, evaluating every decision, every throw, every interaction. Given how quickly the Trojans move through practice these days with Harrell pushing the pace, there is no shortage of data. But when asked whether he..." April 10

  • USC cornerback Greg Johnson ‘happy’ to return after exploring transfer

    Orange County Register "Four days before USC opened spring practice earlier this month, its depleted secondary took another hit. Greg Johnson, the only returning cornerback with starting experience, put his name in the NCAA transfer portal. Johnson’s entry in the online database allowed him..." March 22

  • Blind LS Olson participates at USC pro day

    ESPN "Jake Olson, a blind long-snapper at USC, participated in the Trojans' pro day on Wednesday to raise funds and awareness for retinoblastoma, a rare cancer which claimed his eyesight when he was 12 years old. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Olson put up 17 reps at 225 pounds on the bench..." March 20

  • USC's Swann 'blindsided' by admissions scandal

    ESPN "Lynn Swann, hired by the USC Trojans three years ago to run an athletic department all too familiar with scandal, says he won't resign in the face of more of it. Swann, speaking to the Los Angeles Times about the college admissions bribery case in which a senior associate athletic..." March 16

  • Federal Investigation Shows A USC Associate AD Helped Admit Fake Football Recruits

    Uproxx "A federal sting into a college entrance fraud ring titled OPERATION VARSITY BLUES (yes, that is the real name) concluded with 50 individuals being charged, as parents of kids paid a third party to facilitate payments to school programs and coaches to get students into schools by..." March 12

  • Four-Star WR Puka Nacua Signs With Washington After Backing Off USC Commitment

    SI - College Football "Former USC recruit Puka Nacua announced Sunday that he would be attending the University of Washington. Nacua, a four-star wide receiver from Utah, initally committed to USC in June, but also had interest in Utah, Oregon, UCLA and BYU, and declined to send in his national letter of..." February 11

  • Texas transfer quarterback Shane Buechele headed to SMU

    247 Sports "Texas quarterback Shane Buechele will transfer to SMU, he announced on Twitter. The former Arlington (Tex.) Lamar standout started 19 games for the Longhorns during his career, including all 12 his freshman season in 2016 when he became the first Texas quarterback since Colt McCoy in 2009 to..." February 07

  • USC suffers another bluechip WR decommitment

    College Football Talk "Signing Day 2.0 arrives Wednesday, and USC isn’t exactly sprinting toward the finish line. The Trojans already witnessed 5-star Bru McCoy reverse out of Heritage Hall after two weeks on campus, and now they’ve lost a player who figured to profit from his..." February 04

  • Graham Harrell would have full control of USC offense

    Larry Brown Sports "USC is pursuing a big change to their offense, and they may be willing to give Graham Harrell lots of power to transform it. The Trojans have talked with Harrell about becoming their new offensive coordinator, replacing Kliff Kingsbury, who held the position for around a month before..." January 28

  • USC WR Josh Imatorbhebhe has entered NCAA transfer portal

    247 Sports "Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe is the latest Trojan to hit the NCAA Transfer Portal on Monday, according to a source. The former four-star prospect out of Georgia is the third USC receiver to hit the portal in the last week, joining redshirt..." January 28

  • USC in talks with Graham Harrell to be new offensive coordinator

    Larry Brown Sports "USC is trying to go from one former Texas Tech quarterback to another. Weeks after Kliff Kingsbury left USC to take the Arizona Cardinals head coaching job, the team is now targeting Graham Harrell to be their offensive coordinator, according to a report. Rivals reporter Adam Maya..." January 27

  • After entering NCAA transfer portal, former USC WR Bru McCoy signs financial aid agreement with Texas

    Burnt Orange Nation "Better late than never — isn’t that the saying? After entering the NCAA transfer portal on Thursday, USC Trojans wide receiver Bru McCoy, ranked as the No. 1 athlete in the 2019 recruiting class, signed his financial aid agreement in preparation to transfer to..." January 25

  • So far, USC’s followed its worst season in 18 years with a terrible offseason

    SB Nation "USC had a terrible 2018. The Trojans went 5-7, the worst they’ve done since putting up an identical record in 2000. When the 2000 team sputtered, continuing a three-year decline under Paul Hackett, it led to the coach’s firing. USC hired Pete Carroll to replace him, and two or so..." January 25

  • USC five-star recruit Bru McCoy considering transfer to Texas

    Larry Brown Sports "USC’s recruiting class got a huge boost recently when five-star wide receiver Bru McCoy committed to the Trojans, but it sounds like he is having second thoughts. Adam Maya of TrojanSports.com reports that McCoy is considering transferring from USC to Texas. CFB Home also..." January 24

  • USC loses top RB recruit Jordan Wilmore

    Larry Brown Sports "USC has lost one of their top running back recruits for the 2019 class. Jordan Wilmore announced on Twitter Monday that he was decommitting from the school. “I would like to thank the God because none of this would be possible without him. I’d like to thank the..." January 15

  • Former USC S Bolden Commits to Miami Hurricanes

    247 Sports "The first commitment of the Manny Diaz Era at Miami is a big one.  Former USC safety Bubba Bolden announced on Twitter late Wednesday night that he has committed to play for the Hurricanes.  Bolden is currently at a junior college, but not..." January 10

  • USC top QB recruit ‘disappointed’ about Kliff Kingsbury leaving

    Larry Brown Sports "Kliff Kingsbury left the position he briefly held as USC’s offensive coordinator to take the head coaching job with the Arizona Cardinals, and some are disappointed with the move. Kingsbury was fired by Texas Tech after posting his third straight losing season. He quickly took a..." January 08

  • Report: Cardinals to pay USC $150K as buyout for Kliff Kingsbury

    Sportsnaut "The big news of this Tuesday is that the Arizona Cardinals announced they are hiring former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury as their next head coach. Of course, this move came just a month after the coach signed on as the offensive coordinator at USC, and the Cardinals are..." January 08

  • Top recruit Bru McCoy responds to haters after committing to USC

    Larry Brown Sports "Five-star wide receiver recruit Bru McCoy officially committed to USC over the weekend, and some have questioned the decision given the current state of the Trojans’ program. Judging by his reaction, McCoy can’t wait to prove those doubters wrong. Shortly after he..." January 06

  • USC denying Kliff Kingsbury NFL interviews seems like a bad sign for Clay Helton

    SB Nation "College football and the NFL have fused schematically. The styles of play aren’t exactly the same at the two levels, of course, nor from team to team at each. But the big concepts popular at one level are also popular at the other, whether that’s the Chiefs running..." January 05

  • 5-star ATH Bru McCoy announces commitment to USC over Texas at the All-American Bowl

    Burnt Orange Nation "The dark horse finished second. On Saturday afternoon at the Army All-American Bowl, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei product Bru McCoy brought his well-documented recruitment to a close on national television, and it’s a story that didn’t end favorably for Tom Herman, as the..." January 05

  • Jaelan Phillips considering transfer to USC or Stanford

    247 Sports "Former UCLA linebacker Jaelan Phillips is considering a transfer to USC or Stanford, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told 247Sports. The No. 1 overall prospect in the 2017 class per the 247Sports Composite, Phillips announced in December he would withdraw from UCLA due..." January 05