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Troy Talk: USC vs. Arizona grades

Well, a win is a win. That’s about all I can say about the Trojan’s performance against the Wildcats Saturday night in the first cold game we’ve had this year at the Coliseum. The Trojans took notice and came out the gates cold as ice. That might even be generous. Luckily, Coach Helton prides his […]

Troy Talk: USC vs. Cal grades

The first and last weekender of my college career can be considered a success! Despite the numbing drive up and down California, it will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable experiences of my college career. It sure helps that we came away with a gritty win against a tough opponent on the road. We […]

Troy Talk: USC vs. Utah grades

Well that was refreshing wasn’t it? The Coliseum was rocking and USC showed up on a big stage against a very good Utah team. Clay Helton has this team playing for each other in a way reminiscent of the days of Coach Ed Orgeron. It remains to be seen whether or not USC shuns the […]

Troy Talk: USC vs. Notre Dame grades

The Trojans were all but ruled out against the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame on a cold Saturday night in South Bend. The program is considered to be in shambles by many (overreaction much?) and the glory days of USC are long gone. But the atmosphere on campus was as good as one can hope. […]

Progress Report: USC vs. Washington

The USC Trojans are more reality TV than Keeping Up with the Kardashians. That is never a good sign. On Thursday night we witnessed the worst game since the loss to Washington State two years ago. The offense was disorganized and the quarterback play was subpar at best. It just seemed like something was off. […]

Troy Talk: USC vs. Arizona State grades

I like surprises. What I saw on Saturday in the sizzling atmosphere of Tempe, Arizona was definitely a surprise. And I’m not complaining. The Trojans came out with redemption in their eyes. I’m not sure whether it was from the heartbreaking defeat last year against the Sun Devils or whether it was from the beating […]

Troy Talk: USC vs. Stanford grades

This weekend wasn’t exactly ideal. Started Saturday morning with my beloved Arsenal losing to Chelsea. Then my Dodgers lose a close one to the Pirates. Then we get blindsided by a completely new and rejuvenated Stanford team reminiscent of the Andrew Luck years. And to top it all off, UCLA comes back down from 10 […]