USC Football: A bipolar defense

USC Football had a subpar defense in the 2012 season. Enter Clancy Pendergast. The entire system changed and USC only maintained three full time coaches for defense. The difference was palpable. USC improved from 61st ranked in total defense in the nation to 13th and from 7th to 1st in the Pac-12. In scoring defense, they went up from 40th to 19th in the nation and from 5th to 2nd...
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Lane Kiffin Spotted Hanging Out In Tuscaloosa Bar (Photo)

  Could this be a sign of things to come? It was reported earlier in the month that Nick Saban was bringing in Kiffin to look over the offense in preparation for the Sugar Bowl, which alone made heads turn. Over the weekend Kiffin was spotted at the popular Tuscaloosa pub Innisfree schmoozing with fans, and just hanging out. Kiffin looks to be right at home amongst the locals...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

USC's TE Telfer will return for final season

USC tight end Randall Telfer announced Wednesday that he would return for a final season with the Trojans. Telfer, a junior, is among several juniors and third-year sophomores who have until mid-January to decide whether they will make themselves available for the NFL draft. Telfer made his announcement via his Twitter feed. Telfer struggled with multiple injuries this season and...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Football: A bowl of vindication

Interim, interim head coach Clay Helton holds up the Las Vegas Bowl Trophy (Photo credits: Ethan Miller/Getty Images) USC Football picked up its 26th 10+ win season on Saturday and their second in three years. It was also their 33rd bowl win. Not bad for a sanctioned team that had three different head coaches. They also produced the first undefeated head coach for USC since Henry...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Defensive Back Dion Bailey and Others Enter NFL Draft

Dion Bailey has been one of the leaders on the USC defense for the past 3 years. Bailey has played at both linebacker and safety during his time as a Trojan leading USC with 5 interceptions in 2013. The 2nd Team All-Pac 12 defensive back has already earned his degree and really has nothing left to prove at USC. This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to anyone, at this point he...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

USC's Lee still grateful despite down season

LAS VEGAS -- He had 50 catches for 673 yards, two touchdowns and some nagging injuries. It was a junior season that fell short, statistically, of what he accomplished during his sophomore Biletnikoff Award winning campaign. Still, Marqise Lee remains grateful. Football for Marqise Lee is not just a game. It's an outlet. A chance. Growing up believing college was never an option...
Via Fox Sports West
12 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Football: Vegas Bowl week news

USC Football has not played a game for over two weeks and did not make one of the more prestigious bowl games. Somehow, it still manages to find some headlines like… 1. Lane Kiffin going to Alabama to evaluate their offense. If this report is true, it shows that he still has respect in the industry despite what happened at USC the past couple of years. The perception of the general...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Saban on media reaction to Lane Kiffin’s visit to Alabama: “I’m really quite surprised”

Saban is short. That is all. Nick Saban brought in Lane Kiffin to “brainstorm a little bit” about the Tide’s offense.
Via College Football Section
15 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Legend Hired by Hated Rival UCLA

After signing coach Jim Mora to an extension earlier in the week, UCLA made another big move in the city of Los Angeles. Kennedy Polamalu, Southern Cal legend and uncle of former USC star Troy Polamalu has done the unthinkable. Polamalu took a coaching job at USC’s biggest rival school, UCLA. Kennedy Polamalu was fired as the Trojans offensive coordinator in February by the head...

Report: Ed Orgeron Applies For Florida Atlantic Job

Ed Orgeron was reportedly “outraged” and decided to resign for USC after not receiving the position as the next head coach outright instead of accepting a raise as an assistant head coach. “I want to be the head coach at USC,” Orgeron said in November, via ESPN. “I love being a head coach. I think that it’s something I’m able to do, and do well. And I want to be the...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: USC makes 47-yard field goal to beat Stanford

Stanford, by virtue of its loss to Utah earlier this season, was already a long shot to have a chance at playing in the BCS National Championship Game. But after tonight’s defeat, the Cardinal are probably going to be on the outside looking in for any of the BCS bowl games. USC, which is now 5-1 since the firing of Lane Kiffin, did the unthinkable and knocked off No. 4 Stanford...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Leinart leads USC onto field for Stanford game

If there’s one bright side to Matt Leinart not being on an NFL team, it’s that he’s able to support his alma mater on Saturdays. The USC Trojans took advantage of that by having their former Heisman Trophy winner lead the team onto the field before Saturday’s game against the Stanford Cardinal. Leinart was as […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Ed Orgeron thanks USC band with handwritten letter to every member

USC interim coach Ed Orgeron thanked every member of the Trojans' marching band with a handwritten letter.
Via Gamedayr
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell dons full Trojan regalia, leads USC marching band

USC Trojans Alum Will Ferrell was on campus to speak on Monday night, but it isn’t exactly clear why.  At one point during the night though, Will Ferrell dressed up in full Trojan Regalia and led the marching band in their fight song “Fight On.”  Definitely a cool sight to see if you are a USC Trojan student. RT @LoganHeley: Will Ferrell at #USC! @CFCcharity #FightOn pic...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

10 coaches who could replace Lane Kiffin at USC

The Lane Kiffin era is over at USC. Kiffin was fired after the Trojans’ 62-41 loss to Arizona State on Saturday night.Kiffin finished his...
Via Athlon Sports
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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