For fans of storied college football programs, a reassuring feeling surfaces every year. Bolstered by NFL Draft hype and heralded recruiting classes, institutions such as USC always feel on the verge of national dominance. This perspective has no reason to falter for Trojan fans this year, as head coach Clay Helton’s squad will more likely […]
On Sunday, Las Vegas dubbed redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold the preseason Heisman Trophy favorite, with USC’s signal caller opening as a 5-1 frontrunner at multiple sportsbooks. The announcement surprised few, especially around the campus that Darnold captivated last fall. Darnold had been the Heisman favorite for months on online betting sites (alas, I missed […]
Even now, as he trains to take his team to a national championship, star quarterback Sam Darnold remains the same little boy who dreamed of throwing passes in the NFL.
The quarterback and coach led USC to its Rose Bowl-winning 2016-17 season.
The redshirt freshman grew into the spotlight throughout this season.
With 1:27 left in the Rose Bowl and his team needing a touchdown to even the score, Sam Darnold had a decision to make. USC, marching downfield quickly, had a first down at Penn State’s 27-yard line. Taking the snap out of the shotgun, the redshirt freshman quarterback surveyed the field. He surely must have […]
The redshirt freshman won USC’s first Pac-12 Player of the Week award this season.
The redshirt freshman put together yet another strong outing Saturday in Arizona.
At a certain point, probably soon, Trojan fans will start to take winning for granted. It will become expected, and if it deviates from the norm, there will be concern. This is referring to the stunning greatness of redshirt freshman quarterback Sam Darnold. In another excellent performance against the Wildcats, Darnold further solidified his reputation […]
Practicing scramble drills has helped the quarterback escape pressure in games.