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Trojans bring back Pendergast, Baxter to coaching staff


It appears Clay Helton is bringing the band back together. On Tuesday, the USC football head coach announced the return of John Baxter as special teams coordinator amidst numerous media reports that Clancy Pendergast would also return as defensive coordinator. Pendergast served as USC’s defensive coordinator in 2013, when he helped construct a defense that […]

ASU loss comes down to Wilcox


I don’t remember what happened to the Trojans this weekend, and no, it’s not for the reason most folks would expect of a college student on game day. It’s because in the rush of having to step on the field to interview players, tweeting out the final result of USC’s game against ASU (which I […]

USC blows out Cal for 10th straight win over Bears


With Stanford looming on the schedule next week and California possessing a powerful passing attack, Saturday’s matchup between USC and the Golden Bears seemed like it might be a potential “trap game” for the Trojans. But an explosive first half that featured two punt returns for touchdowns from sophomore wideout Nelson Agholor quickly dispelled that […]

Trojans’ defense passes crucial dual-threat test


In the modern game of college football, there are basically three types of offenses that are widely used. There’s the classic pro-style offense that uses a strong running game to wear out defenses and set up play-action passes. There’s the spread offense that utilizes a strong-armed pro-style quarterback and dynamic receivers. And there’s the hybrid […]

Pendergast’s “relentless” defense could be a quick fix


After arguably the worst performance ever by a team ranked No. 1 in the preseason, there were bound to be major changes to the program after USC’s shockingly mediocre 2012 season. Many of the Trojan faithful were calling for USC head coach Lane Kiffin to be fired after overseeing a campaign that yielded the most […]