USC Trojans Articles

David Shaw
The 2016 season marks the 10-year anniversary of the Pac-12 becoming the first major conference to implement a nine-game league schedule. A rigorous conference slate has helped maintain rivalries, and often resulted in Pac-12 teams navigating some...
Kyle Kensing
1 day ago
Nick Saban
The start of the 2016 college football season is just a few days away. California and Hawaii meet in Australia on Aug. 26 in the first game of the year, with the full slate for Week 1 starting on Thursday, Sept. 1 and ending on Labor Day with...
Steven Lassan
1 day ago
Christian McCaffrey
The Pac-12 is known for its high-scoring offenses and dynamic skill players, and with the likes of Oregon running back Royce Freeman, Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and USC receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster returning, this league is going to...
Steven Lassan
2 days ago
Deshaun Watson
Quarterback play is always under the microscope for every college football team. Finding and developing a reliable starter isn’t easy for some programs, but for other schools, the next quarterback steps in and the offense doesn...
Steven Lassan
3 days ago
Sefo Liufau
An oft-echoed sentiment around Pac-12 country suggests that any week, just about any team in the conference can beat the rest. Though Oregon State faced some hard times in Gary Andersen's first season at the helm, going winless in the 2015...
Kyle Kensing
6 days ago
Luke Falk
Ask 10 college football writers and analysts around the country which team is going to win the Pac-12 in 2016 and you're likely to get at least six different answers. You've got two teams that aren't very good and 10 others that could...
J.P. Scott
1 week ago
Mason Rudolph
Quarterback is the toughest position to play at any level. And regardless of team or conference affiliation, college football quarterbacks are always under the spotlight to produce. Good quarterback play or improvement at the position...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Lamar Jackson
Unlike many of the past few seasons, last year’s Heisman Trophy ceremony felt a little different because there was actually a bit of drama over who would win the award for college football’s most outstanding player. While the debate...
Bryan Fischer
1 week ago
Tre'Davious White
Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation....
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Christian McCaffrey
Having two running backs is almost essential for every college football team. While some teams have workhorse options that can handle 275 or 300 carries, most programs want to have at least two (and sometimes three) running backs to split up the...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Reuben Foster
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Jonathan Allen
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary,...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
The beginning of the college football season is always a cause for celebration. Football is America's favorite game, and we can't help but to be giddy when we turn on our televisions and see the sports being played live — especially...
J.P. Scott
1 week ago
Clemson Tigers
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Artavis Scott
While offensive and defensive lines are arguably more important to the success of any college football team, it’s the skill talent – running backs or receivers – and quarterbacks that generate most of the preseason...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Leonard Fournette
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Tom Herman
Whether it’s a player, team or coach, the next big thing is always on the minds of fans for all 128 college football programs. Regardless of the job or program, coaches are always under the microscope and under to pressure to win – and...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Luke Falk
The Pac-12 is usually home to some of college football's best quarterbacks and high-powered offenses. That trend should hold true once again in 2016, as Washington State's Luke Falk and UCLA's Josh Rosen are two of the top quarterbacks...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
Oregon Ducks
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Consider 2016 the "Year of the Running Back" around the Pac-12. The conference is loaded at a position recently dismissed as expendable at various levels of football, but this current crop of ball carriers around the West refute that...
Kyle Kensing
3 weeks ago
When the College Football Playoff was first announced, many believed that the use of a committee would help foster a host of high profile non-conference matchups in the sport. If you buy into that line of thinking, consider the 2016 college...
Bryan Fischer
4 weeks ago
Many of the toughest schedules in the 2016 college football season reside out West. A nine-game conference schedule certainly contributes to the degree of difficulty many Pac-12 teams face in the upcoming campaign, but plenty arranged challenging...
Kyle Kensing
4 weeks ago
Cooper Bateman
Projecting the outcome of a college football season, playoff teams and national champion is no easy task. Several factors go into predictions, including the schedule, coaching changes, returning starters, in-depth statistics, results...
Steven Lassan
4 weeks ago
Kyle Whittingham
The Pac-12 doesn’t have a clear frontrunner to win the conference title in 2016, but there’s no shortage of intrigue surrounding the league. Washington, Stanford, Oregon, UCLA and USC are the early favorites to win the conference and...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Travon McMillian
Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts. With the 2016 season approaching,...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago

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