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  • Travis Dye Commits to Transfer to USC

    Oregonian "Travis Dye’s time at Oregon has come to an end, but the Pac-12′s leader in all-purpose yards this season is staying in the conference. Dye, who had 211 carries for 1,271 yards and 16 touchdowns and 46 catches for 402 yards and two scores this season, is opting out of the..." January 21

  • These 10 College Football Teams Were Hit Hardest By Underclassmen Entering NFL Draft Early

    CBS Sports "The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2022 NFL Draft passed on Monday, but not before more than 120 star players opted to move on to the next phase of their career. The final list of early entrants will be released in the coming days -- and some key contributors..." January 19

  • USC Adds Colorado WR Transfer Brenden Rice

    Daily Bulletin "USC continued to add to its wide receiver group via the transfer portal on Tuesday with the addition of former Colorado wideout Brenden Rice. Rice, the son of former NFL great Jerry Rice, announced his commitment to the Trojans on Twitter.  " January 18

  • Caleb Williams transfer to USC announcement coming soon?

    Larry Brown Sports "One of Lincoln Riley’s former Oklahoma players committed to USC on Saturday. An even more well-known former player of his could be committing to the school soon too. Former Oklahoma wide receiver Mario Williams announced on Saturday that he was committed to the..." January 16

  • Mario Williams Transfers to USC; Caleb Williams is Likely to Follow

    USA Today "USC is getting better. Lincoln Riley is building the Trojans brick by brick, transfer by transfer, recruit by recruit. The latest transfer news at Heritage Hall points the way to an even bigger fish who is about to come to Los Angeles. Mario Williams, the Oklahoma wide receiver who..." January 15

  • USC Trojans receiver Bru McCoy enters football transfer portal for third time

    ESPN "USC Trojans wide receiver Bru McCoy has entered the football transfer portal for the third time in his college career. McCoy, 21, did not play a snap at USC this season after he was arrested in July on suspicion of violating California Penal Code Section 273.5(a), which..." January 13

  • Missouri Transfer Mekhi Wingo To Visit LSU, Oklahoma, USC

    247 Sports "Former Missouri defensive lineman Mekhi Wingo is in high demand as a transfer, since recently entering the portal. Wingo — a three-star recruit in the Class of 2021 — will visit LSU Wednesday through Friday, Oklahoma Friday and Saturday and USC Sunday and..." January 12

  • All Signs Point to Caleb Williams Rejoining Lincoln Riley at USC

    The Big Lead "Caleb Williams is in the transfer portal after an excellent freshman season at Oklahoma. It seems like young star quarterback may be close to figuring out his next destination, and it all might seem pretty familiar. Rumors are swirling that Williams will be teaming back up with Lincoln Riley at..." January 11

  • After CFP Championship Title, Kirby Smart Moves Ascends List of Highest-Paid College Coaches in 2022

    Sportsnaut "The highest-paid college football coaches have annual salaries that’ll make anyone’s head spin, but that’s why they’re put in charge of numerous young men and tasked with shepherding powerhouse programs to perpetual prominence. While some coaches on this list..." January 11

  • USC QB Jaxson Dart enters NCAA transfer portal

    247 Sports "USC quarterback and former top-100 recruit Jaxson Dart entered the NCAA transfer portal Monday, 247Sports has learned. The true freshman appeared in six games with three starts. Dart was given a 99 rating and tabbed as the No. 3 overall prospect in the 247Sports..." January 10

  • Miami Edges Out USC For Top-100 Edge Rusher Cyrus Moss

    The Athletic "Mario Cristobal is already making his mark on the recruiting trail. The new Miami head coach landed one of the top uncommitted defensive prospects in the nation when Cyrus Moss, an edge rusher from Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas, picked the Hurricanes over USC at the All-American Bowl on..." January 08

  • Four-star WR C.J. Williams Commits to USC

    247 Sports "Mater Dei wide receiver C.J. Williams announced his commitment to USC on Saturday during the All-American Bowl. The four-star prospect was an early commitment to Notre Dame. A wild coaching carousel that saw Notre Dame and USC each undergo changes resulted in Williams'..." January 08

  • CJ Stroud throws shade at USC, UCLA Football

    Larry Brown Sports "CJ Stroud is from Southern California but left his home area to play college football at Ohio State. He believes he had some very good reasons for doing so. Stroud’s Buckeyes will be facing Utah in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., which brings Stroud less than an hour away..." December 30

  • Should the Irish have pushed harder for USC transfer quarterback Kedon Slovis?

    One Foot Down "The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are going to need to hit the transfer portal this offseason. While most of the focus has been at the wide receiver position, it appears Notre Dame at least kicked the tires on quarterback Kedon Slovis who is transferring away from the USC..." December 20

  • USC QB Kedon Slovis enters transfer portal 2 weeks after Lincoln Riley named new coach

    Bleacher Report "USC quarterback Kedon Slovis has entered the transfer portal as a graduate, according to Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.  A neck and lower leg injury hampered Slovis throughout the 2021 season, opening the door for true freshman Jaxson Dart to emerge as USC's..." December 13

  • Lincoln Riley has interesting explanation for taking USC job

    Larry Brown Sports "Lincoln Riley’s decision to leave Oklahoma for USC came as a real shocker. One of the big reasons for the confusion was what Riley had to gain by doing it. He has been successful at Oklahoma and had the full support of the program, so the logical conclusion for many was that it was about..." December 09

  • USC Trojans star receiver Drake London to forego senior year, enter 2022 NFL draft

    ESPN "USC's Drake London, widely considered one of the best wide receivers in college football this season, announced Wednesday that he would be forgoing his senior season and declaring for the 2022 NFL draft. "It's been a true blessing to compete as a Trojan over the past..." December 09

  • Ex-Oklahoma WR Jadon Haselwood to transfer to Arkansas following Lincoln Riley's departure for USC

    CBS Sports "Arkansas landed a big commitment on Sunday from ex-Oklahoma wide receiver Jadon Haselwood, who announced his intent to transfer away from the Sooners. Haselwood made his announcement in a Twitter post after visiting Arkansas over the weekend.  A rising..." December 06

  • Makai Lemon, 5-star 2023 athlete, becomes third former OU commit to follow Lincoln Riley to USC

    The Athletic "Oklahoma lost its third five-star recruit of the week to USC on Friday, as Class of 2023 athlete Makai Lemon (Los Alamitos/Los Alamitos, Calif.) committed to the Trojans. Lemon is the No. 27 player in the nation in the Class of 2023 according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Lemon..." December 03

  • Three bold predictions for Lincoln Riley in his first season as USC’s head coach

    Clutch Points "Former Oklahoma Sooners head football coach Lincoln Riley has accepted the same position at USC, opening himself up to even more media attention, criticism, and access to recruits. That is what you get when you come to the LA market and what you are expected..." December 03

  • USC picks up former Oklahoma recruit Raleek Brown

    The Score "The USC train continued to pick up steam Thursday, as the Trojans received a commitment from four-star running back Raleek Brown. Formerly an Oklahoma commit, Brown reopened his recruitment after Lincoln Riley left the Sooners to become the head coach of the..." December 03

  • Oklahoma Players Clown Lincoln Riley Over His Comments During Introductory USC Presser

    Awesemo "Lincoln Riley was part of the wild college football coaching carousel last week. After saying all year that he wasn’t leaving Oklahoma for a more prominent job, Riley went back on his word, accepting the job at USC following the loss to rival Oklahoma State. During his..." December 03

  • 5-star QB recruit verbally commits to Lincoln Riley and USC less than 2 days after decommitting from Oklahoma

    CBS Sports "Malachi Nelson, a five-star quarterback and the No. 2 overall player in the Class of 2023 according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, announced his commitment to Lincoln Riley and USC in a Twitter post on Tuesday. Nelson is Riley's first commitment at his new program since..." December 01

  • 5-star CB Domani Jackson is down to two schools

    USA Today "The early signing period is now just a couple of weeks away and Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide are looking to finish the class of 2022 the right way. The good news just keeps rolling in for the Tide as moments ago five-star cornerback Domani Jackson released his top two..." December 01

  • Lincoln Riley explains decision to leave Oklahoma for USC

    Larry Brown Sports "Lincoln Riley stunned the college football world this week when he left Oklahoma for USC, and the coach insists the opportunity came together as quickly as it appears. Riley shed some light on his decision to take the USC job during a Tuesday appearance on “The Herd w/ Colin..." November 30

  • Lincoln Riley’s Rumored USC Contract Details Are Absolutely Insane

    BroBible "We have our first unconfirmed report on Lincoln Riley’s USC contract, and it’s pretty wild if true. On Sunday, USC announced that he had snagged Riley away from the Oklahoma Sooners in a move that shook the college football world. According to Internet rumors,..." November 29

  • How Lincoln Riley to USC and college football's coaching carousel impact recruiting

    ESPN "College football's coaching carousel always creates chaos on the recruiting trail given the timing and impact coaches make on recruits. This year has been no different with Lincoln Riley leaving Oklahoma for USC, Florida firing Dan Mullen and LSU..." November 29

  • Bob Stoops to serve as Oklahoma's interim coach for bowl game after Lincoln Riley departs

    Fox News "Bob Stoops will coach the Oklahoma football team for its final game of 2021 after Lincoln Riley decided to bolt the school to take over at USC. Oklahoma finished the regular season with a 10-2 record after losing to Baylor and Oklahoma State in its final three..." November 29

  • Malachi Nelson, 5-star QB, decommits from Oklahoma after Lincoln Riley's departure

    The Athletic "Five-star 2023 quarterback Malachi Nelson has decommitted from Oklahoma, he announced Sunday night, hours after news broke that Lincoln Riley was leaving OU for USC. He originally committed to the Sooners in July. "One of the things that attracted me most to OU, other than the..." November 29

  • USC Apologizes For Crowd's 'F*** The Mormons' Chant At BYU Game

    TMZ "Just hours after USC fans broke out a "F*** the Mormons" chant during the Trojans' game against BYU -- the school issued an apology, saying it was all "distasteful" and "offensive." It's unclear at what point during BYU's game against USC on..." November 29

  • Will Oklahoma QB recruit Malachi Nelson follow Lincoln Riley to USC?

    Larry Brown Sports "USC’s impending hiring of Lincoln Riley will make a huge difference for the program. Riley had legitimate success at Oklahoma, going 12-2 in three straight seasons, while coaching an explosive offense. Not only should he be able to bring his successful offense/passing game to the Pac-12,..." November 28

  • Lincoln Riley leaving Oklahoma for USC

    The Athletic "Oklahoma Sooners coach Lincoln Riley is leaving Norman for the head coaching vacancy with USC, sources tell The Athletic's Bruce Feldman. Riley is 55-10 into his fifth season in Norman. The Sooners have ranked in the top ten in each of his years and have made the College Football..." November 28

  • With $200 million already spent, where will USC, LSU and Florida turn?

    Yahoo! Sports "The defining trend of this 2021 coaching carousel is easy to identify. It began with the early firings of coaches, as Georgia Southern and USC dismissed their coaches in September and the floodgates opened from there. What has happened since..." November 27

  • 5-star CB Domani Jackson decommits from USC

    The Score "USC's 2022 recruiting class has taken a big hit. Five-star cornerback Domani Jackson decommited from the Trojans on Sunday. " November 15

  • Drake London Deserves Heisman Trophy Hype Despite USC's Lost Season

    The Big Lead "Drake London is doing things no Power 5 receiver has done before. The USC wideout has managed to absolutely dominate his competition this season despite his team limping to a 3-4 record and mostly looking awful. I know the Trojans are terrible, but London can lay claim to being the best..." October 26

  • Five Candidates For USC Head Coaching Job

    The Big Lead "Clay Helton was fired more than a month ago, and USC's search for a new head football coach grinds on. It seems that every week we get another ridiculous rumor about who the university is looking at to take the job. On Monday night, it was Jeff Fisher, in a story that was immediately shot..." October 26

  • Jeff Fisher in mix for USC's head coaching job

    The Score "Former NFL coach Jeff Fisher is in the mix for USC's head coaching vacancy, a source told Brett McMurphy of The Action Network. A USC alum, Fisher last coached in the NFL in 2016 with the Los Angeles Rams, who fired him during the campaign.   " October 25

  • Mykel Williams Decommits from USC, Commits to Georgia

    SI "Mykel Williams took to social media to announce not only was he decommitting from USC publicly but would be committing to Georgia.  Sources told SI Dawgs Daily back in June when Williams committed to the Trojans, USC was sure to take advantage of the name, image, and likeness..." October 20

  • Behind the scenes of Lane Kiffin's wild return to Tennessee

    ESPN "Lane Kiffin stood outside the visitor's locker room at Neyland Stadium in the wee hours of Sunday morning proudly twirling a beaten-up yellow range ball and searching for a new visor. He'd just tossed his old visor to the jeering Tennessee fans as he exited a field littered..." October 18

  • Colorado coach Karl Dorrell apologizes for camera incident

    Sportsnaut "Colorado coach Karl Dorrell apologized Sunday for an incident in which he shoved the camera of a photojournalist after the Buffaloes were routed by Southern California on Saturday. Video of the incident shows him reaching out with his right hand to push the camera aside as the..." October 03

  • Anthony Lynn reportedly a potential USC Trojans head coach target

    Sportsnaut "If the USC Trojans’ next head coach comes from the NFL, Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn could be a surprising name to potentially land the job. As USC conducts an exhaustive search to find the next leader of its football program, everyone connected to the..." September 28

  • USC's Jaxson Dart sidelined after meniscus surgery

    The Score "USC quarterback Jaxson Dart faces an extended absence after undergoing surgery to repair his meniscus, reports The Athletic's Antonio Morales. The freshman was set to enter a competition with Kedon Slovis for the starting job after throwing four touchdowns in his NCAA debut..." September 24

  • James Franklin attracting significant interest from USC

    Larry Brown Sports "Penn State may be facing a battle to keep head coach James Franklin amid significant interest from USC. According to Scott Roussel of Football Scoop, Franklin is “high” on athletic director Mike Bohn’s shortlist of coaching candidates. In a related podcast,..." September 22

  • USC's Kedon Slovis cleared to practice, will enter QB competition with Jaxson Dart

    The Score "USC quarterback Kedon Slovis is expected to return to practice this week after an MRI and X-ray on his injured neck came back negative, interim coach Donte Williams said Sunday, according to The Athletic. Slovis suffered the ailment Saturday after being sacked during USC's first..." September 20

  • Scary Scene As USC Football Team’s Airplane Tipped Over On Tarmac

    Total Pro Sports "The USC Trojans traveled to Pullman, Washington this weekend to take on the Washington State Cougars. And while the trip ended exactly how they wanted — with a 45-14 victory — things didn’t get off to a great start for the team. Upon their arrival, the USC team plane..." September 20

  • Eric Bieniemy open to USC job

    Yardbarker "Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy made it clear this week that he is focused on his current job, but that does not mean he has completely ruled out the one he has been linked to. Bieniemy is believed to be someone USC will target after the school fired..." September 19

  • Bob Stoops issues non-denial when asked about USC rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "USC is in the hunt for a new football coach, and Bob Stoops certainly isn’t doing anything to dispel rumors that he might be interested. Stoops appeared on SiriusXM’s ESPNU Radio on Wednesday and was asked about chatter potentially linking him to the USC job. Stoops..." September 15

  • USC coaching search will include the biggest names and best teams in college football playoff chase

    USA Today "The only prospective candidate for the Southern California opening to issue a hard denial of interest is Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer, who gave a terse two-word response to questioning on Wednesday: “No chance.” Given Meyer’s history, it may be easy to..." September 15

  • Why would Bob Stoops leave the good life to coach USC?

    The Athletic "In the immediate aftermath of the 2019 Big 12 Championship Game, with Oklahoma players and coaches celebrating on the AT&T Stadium field, I bumped into former coach Bob Stoops and joked that it was a surprise to see him. Shouldn’t he be in Tallahassee, Fla., getting his new Florida..." September 15

  • James Franklin, Luke Fickell deflect USC questions as coach search rumors begin

    The Athletic "Less than 24 hours after USC parted ways with head coach Clay Helton, rumored candidates to replace Helton have started to push back on questions about their interest in the role. Penn State coach James Franklin, when asked Tuesday about the USC speculation, said that he will address..." September 14