USC Trojans Articles

DeForest Buckner
The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team. And...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Texas A&M legend and Heisman Trophy winner John David Crow, who passed away earlier this month, carved a niche in college football history with his outstanding play at both linebacker and running back. Crow played in the era from 1954 to...
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
Ezekiel Elliott
The 2015 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. Several of the nation’s top players from 2014 are in the NFL ranks, but there’s no shortage of talent...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Cal Golden Bears
When putting together Athlon Sports' college football magazine and preseason Top 25 each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Blake Countess
Transfers are a huge part of any college football season. Whether it’s a graduate transfer eligible right away or a player that sat out the previous year due to NCAA rules, impact players are available in the transfer ranks every year. ...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
USC Trojans
Music, like sports, sparks debate, creates discussion and can even lead to heated disagreements. But both are unquestionably a huge part of American culture. So Athlon Sports has decided to combine two of our favorite things — rock...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Arizona Wildcats
Here are the most important and interesting stats you need to know about the Pac-12 in 2015: 67-7: Anu Solomon’s record as a starterArizona’s starting quarterback isn’t the most mobile and doesn’t have the best arm...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
Nick Saban
Ranking every college football coach is an impossible task. However, coaching is a critical component to every collegiate program. Needless to say, success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
Cody Kessler
The Pac-12 has emerged as college football’s No. 2 conference over the last few seasons, and there’s no shortage of talent returning to the league in 2015. This conference is known for its offense, but the Pac-12 has a good core of...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
The Pac-12 Conference released kickoff times and broadcast information for most of the league's first month of games, and the docket features numerous marquee games that could help shape the national college football landscape in 2015. ...
Kyle Kensing
1 month ago
Cody Kessler
The Pac-12 has closed the gap on the SEC in recent years, but the conference is looking for its first national championship since 2004. 2015 will be an interesting setup in the Pac-12, as Oregon and USC will be national title contenders, but no...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Michigan State Spartans
Michael Vick was first. Then Vince Young. Then it was Tebow, RG3, Johnny Football and Super Mariota. The super quarterback is a relatively new phenomenon in college football that changed the way game is played forever. With new rules...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
USC football stockpiled talented quarterbacks during its run of dominance in the 2000s, when current head coach Steve Sarkisian was an assistant to Pete Carroll.  Sarkisian is emulating that blueprint now, aggressively hitting the...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago
Ezekiel Elliott
Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers are glamour positions in college football. While offensive linemen and defensive players are just as important to winning a title, it’s no secret the skill players and quarterbacks grab the...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Adoree' Jackson
Adoree’ Jackson quite literally jumped, feet first, into what should be a memorable 2015 season for the USC sophomore defensive back. His long jump of 25 feet, 3.5 inches in the Pac-12 Track & Field Championship on May 16 garnered...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago
Anu Solomon
The Pac-12 is one of college football’s top conferences for offense, and the league is loaded with talent headed into 2015. Even with Marcus Mariota leaving Oregon, there’s no shortage of proven options at quarterback, and the skill...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
TCU Horned Frogs
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...
Braden Gall
2 months 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...
Kyle Kensing
2 months ago
Devontae Booker
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,...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
LSU Tigers
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...
Braden Gall
2 months ago
Todd Graham
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...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
Adoree' Jackson
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...
Kyle Kensing
3 months ago
Cody Kessler
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...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Washington Huskies
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?...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
Max Browne
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,...
Kyle Kensing
3 months ago

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