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  • JT Daniels Named USC's Starting Quarterback

    SI "Sophomore quarterback JT Daniels has been named USC's starter, coach Clay Helton announced on Tuesday. Daniels beat out Jack Sears, Matt Fink and true freshman Kedon Slovis for the starting position after weeks of close competition. All four quarterbacks led lengthy..." August 21

  • The 10 college football coaches with the hottest of hot seats entering the season

    USA Today "For every head coach with rock-solid job security — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, to name two — there are a couple of dozen firmly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season. One name in particular stands out: Southern California coach Clay Helton. On the heels of last..." August 19

  • Bru McCoy dealing with mysterious illness

    Larry Brown Sports "USC wide receiver Bru McCoy has been unable to practice leading up to the season, but doctors can’t seem to figure out what it is that is causing his health issues. McCoy, a 5-star wide receiver and who is ranked by 247 as a top-10 recruit, has been battling fevers for nearly..." August 17

  • 25 Names You Need to Watch for 2019 College Football Season

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the 2019 season, there is a general consensus on the top players in college football. However, the order changes a bit when thinking about the most noteworthy. We've highlighted 25 names you should prepare to hear constantly this campaign. Many of them are..." August 15

  • NCAA Approves USC DB Chris Steele's Eligibility Waiver After Transfer From Florida

    SI "The NCAA approved USC defensive back Chris Steele's immediate eligibility waiver. Steele confirmed the news on Twitter on Tuesday, calling the move a "blessing from God." Steele entered Florida as a freshman as part of the class of 2019. He joined the program..." August 07

  • USC's Austin Jackson donating bone marrow to ailing sister

    247 Sports "Junior offensive tackle Austin Jackson will undergo surgery within the next week to donate bone marrow to his younger sister, according to his social media posts on Wednesday. The posts explained that Jackson's sister Autumn suffers from Diamond Blackfan Anemia (DBA), a rare bone..." July 06

  • 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