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Top 25 Quarterback-Head Coach Combinations in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 week 3 days ago
The two most important pieces of any college football program is the head coach and the quarterback. Elite leadership on the field and elite leadership on the sideline can carry a team to a division or conference championship. Not too many teams have won national championships without high-level talent at both positions. Here are the best 25 quarterback-head coach combinations in...

A Year Together Brought Young USC Trojans Closer

By Kyle Kensing, 1 week 3 days ago
Freshman year of college is all about acclimating: learning to navigate campus, establishing a routine, forming bonds with peers. By sophomore year, all facets of being a college student feel just a little more comfortable.  Apply that feeling to the USC football team. Last season, Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian relied heavily on first-year players in a variety of roles across all...

Ranking the Pac-12's Running Backs for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
The Pac-12 is a loaded league for running back talent in 2015. Utah’s Devontae Booker is coming off a huge season in his first year with the Utes and ranks as the conference’s top back. But UCLA’s Paul Perkins is a close second, and the junior will take on an even bigger role in the offense with quarterback Brett Hundley’s departure. The depth of the league’s...

10 Biggest Wild Card College Football Teams in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 week 4 days ago
The Athlon Sports college football preseason Top 25 countdown starts on Wednesday. Predicting college football is an inexact science that’s more difficult to pinpoint than any other sport due to roster turnover, as well as the volatility when it comes to developing personnel and new coaches. We use depth charts, recruiting rankings, stats, schedules, history, coaching and gut...

Ranking the Pac-12's College Football Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure. This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by accomplishment...

USC Secondary "Growing Pains" Help Unit Improve

By Kyle Kensing, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Injuries mounted for USC in its 28-26 win at Arizona on Oct. 11. The Trojan secondary — a unit that started 2014 shorthanded, thanks to the suspension of cornerback Josh Shaw — lost Adoree’ Jackson and Kevon Seymour midway through the contest. “I look out against Arizona,” USC head coach Steve Sarkisian said on Thursday’s Pac-12 coaches teleconference...

Ranking the Pac-12's Quarterbacks for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Quarterback play is usually a strength in the Pac-12, and all signs point to 2015 as another deep year for signal-callers on the West Coast. USC’s Cody Kessler leads the way in our quarterback rankings, but California’s Jared Goff is a rising star and should have a huge season in Sonny Dykes’ offense. After Kessler and Goff is a duo of intriguing quarterbacks in Arizona...

Ranking the Pac-12 College Towns (Expert Poll)

By Braden Gall, 4 weeks 1 day ago
The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns. Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint small town? Cost of living, nightlife, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city. Every college campus is unique and...

USC Backup Quarterback Max Browne Using 2015 to Shine in 2016

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 1 day ago
Come autumn at USC, all eyes will be on redshirt senior quarterback Cody Kessler and his pursuit of the Heisman Trophy. The spring, however, belonged to Kessler’s backup, redshirt sophomore Max Browne. “Today was Max’s game,” head coach Steve Sarkisian said following the Trojans’ annual spring game on April 11. The appetizer to USC’s 2015 season...

USC Trojans 2015 Schedule and Analysis

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 day ago
USC comes into a season in a familiar situation — the frontrunner to win its division. Fans will add to that Pac-12 championship and College Football Playoff aspirations as well. And with good reason. The Trojans have by far the best collection of players in the Pac-12. But depth may still be an issue and navigating a schedule that could feature upwards of eight ranked...