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Orgeron still has a place at USC


Ed Orgeron wants to come back. After spending what felt like an eternity off the grid with his family in his Mandeville, Louisiana, home, the former interim head coach of USC football expressed to Bill Plaschke of the L.A. Times that he was open to the prospect of rejoining the Trojan family. In a column […]

USC to lead the pack with defense


When you think of smash-mouth defenses in college football, it’s hard not to rattle off a list of SEC programs that come to mind. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU — all of these names carry a distinct aura of having the type of physical ballhawks and devastating strength in the trenches that evoke a certain brand […]

Sarkisian winning over his players


When former USC head coach Ed Orgeron sent in his resignation to Athletic Director Pat Haden, Trojan fans must have been experiencing that “Here we go again” feeling. Two months earlier, following a 21-point loss to Arizona State, Haden chose to make a coaching change midseason. Two months later, after USC’s 21-point loss to UCLA, […]

Sarkisian employs Carroll’s leadership


The Trojans will kick off Spring Camp next week with new head coach Steve Sarkisian at the helm, and the new head coach of USC football is already implementing sweeping changes to former head coach Lane Kiffin’s formula. Greg Katz of ESPN spoke on some of these changes in an article published online on March […]

USC hires Steve Sarkisian as head coach


The USC football head-coaching search is over – and once again, the Trojans will be led by a disciple of former head coach Pete Carroll. Former Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian, who oversaw the development of two Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks under Carroll alongside former USC head coach Lane Kiffin, has accepted the position and […]

USC beats Buffs, but eliminated from Pac-12 race


One week after toppling then-No. 5 Stanford behind an unusually powerful passing attack, the Trojans returned to a ground-and-pound strategy headed by redshirt sophomore running back Javorius “Buck” Allen on Saturday night to convincingly beat Colorado 47-29. USC (9-3, 6-2), however, was still eliminated from the Pac-12 South division title race as Arizona State defeated UCLA 38-33 […]

November games can determine success


As the cliché goes, “The games you remember are played in November.” And if you’ve followed USC football — or college football in general — even peripherally for the last decade or so, you’ve heard the stat: Pete Carroll’s USC Trojans were 29-1 in the month of November throughout his illustrious tenure. It actually is […]

Defense leads Trojans to rout of Utah


Despite playing with an injury-depleted roster, USC defeated Utah 19-3 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum behind a dominant defensive performance. The Trojans forced four turnovers and limited the Utes to just 201 yards of total offense. Heading into Saturday’s game, the team adopted the mantra “Step up” in response to its growing list of […]