1. USC Football: Previewing 7 Biggest Position Battles Heading into Fall Practice

    As USC heads into its final practice camp before the start of the 2014 college football season, it does so still looking to answer several questions regarding the identity of many of its starting positional players...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 3 days ago 6,278 reads 29 comments

  2. USC Football: 9 Backups Critical to the Trojans' Success in 2014

    One of the recurring themes in reviewing USC's prospects for a successful season in 2014 is the lack of depth found on its roster in terms of scholarship players...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 8 days ago 6,237 reads 22 comments

  3. 6 Issues We Would Love for USC's Steve Sarkisian to Address at Pac-12 Media Days

    The Steve Sarkisian era officially begins on August 30 when the Trojans host Fresno State at the venerable, old Coliseum...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 10 days ago 4,401 reads 57 comments

  4. USC Football: Isaiah Langley's Versatility Fits Trojan Trend in Recruiting

    When Steve Sarkisian accepted the Trojans head coaching job after the 2013 season, he did so knowing that USC would be facing tremendous depth issues after suffering from three years of NCAA-imposed sanctions...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 15 days ago 3,233 reads 19 comments

  5. USC Football: 8 Freshmen Who Must Shine in Fall Practices

    As USC transitions back to a full roster, Steve Sarkisian and his staff will have to look for help replenishing a very thin depth chart in 2014...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 17 days ago 7,366 reads 31 comments

  6. USC Football Recruiting: How Much Does the Loss of Petite Hurt the Trojans?

    On a day when the recruiting bag offered mixed results, USC found out that one of their primary tight end targets will be taking his talents (h/t Fansided's Michael Castillo ) to North Carolina to play for David Cutcliffe and his Duke Blue Devils...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 22 days ago 9,352 reads 83 comments

  7. USC Football: Keep an Eye on Morian Walker II at Running Back in 2016

    As USC continues to deal with a depleted roster in 2014, head coach Steve Sarkisian and running backs coach Johnny Nansen cast a wary eye to 2015 and beyond...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 1 month ago 4,044 reads 5 comments

  8. USC Football: 5 Reasons Why 5-Star CB Iman Marshall Will Sign with the Trojans

    Though Steve Sarkisian has yet to coach a game for the Trojans, he has already made a significant impact on USC's recruiting fortunes...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 1 month ago 11,733 reads 68 comments

  9. USC Football: Will James Toland IV Be USC's Running Back Savior in 2015?

    It wasn't so long ago that running back was perceived to be one of the deepest and strongest units for the 2014 Trojans. And while that may still be the case this year, there are potential problems looming on the horizon in 2015 and perhaps beyond...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 1 month ago 12,386 reads 38 comments

  10. USC Football: The Case for Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick to Be USC's Starting Tight End

    As he prepares to embark on his inaugural season as USC's head coach, Steve Sarkisian will have to look for as many contributors as possible on a roster that lacks depth due to the ...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 1 month ago 6,336 reads 21 comments

  11. USC Football Recruiting: Where Will Sark Find a Running Back in 2015?

    Typically, southern California high school football provides scores of quality prospects along the complete spectrum of positions found on the gridiron...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 3 months ago 6,312 reads 20 comments

  12. USC Recruiting: 6 Recruits Every Trojan Fan Should Be Following This Summer

    As the Trojans catch their breath after a sometimes grueling spring practice session, attention turns to the lifeblood of college football, that being recruiting...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 3 months ago 9,842 reads 39 comments

  13. USC Football Recruiting: Should Trojans Take 2 Quarterbacks in 2015 Class?

    OK, for the sake of full disclosure I should probably tell you that I am a big David Sills fan and I would love to see him come west and don the Cardinal and Gold...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 3 months ago 8,107 reads 54 comments

  14. USC Football Recruiting: 5 Defensive Ends on the Wish List for the Trojans

    With spring practice now in the rearview mirror and fall practice on the horizon, those who follow college football will turn their attention to recruiting and the relationships that ...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 3 months ago 2,578 reads 1 comments

  15. USC Football: How Many More Offensive Linemen Will USC Sign After Edoga Pledge?

    The Trojans received some very welcome news yesterday when Scout.com 4-star offensive lineman Chuma Edoga gave his verbal pledge to come west and ply his trade for the men of Troy...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 3 months ago 5,547 reads 27 comments

  16. USC Football: 6 Lessons Learned in Spring Practice

    As USC closes its first set of practices under new head coach Steve Sarkisian, there are plenty of reasons for the Trojans' legions of fans to be excited as the 2014 college football season draws near...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 3 months ago 4,397 reads 29 comments

  17. USC Football: Will Sark Feature a Running Back by Committee in 2014?

    It is widely perceived that one of the challenges USC will face in 2014 is a dearth of scholarship players available for the upcoming football season...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 3 months ago 6,932 reads 64 comments

  18. USC Football: 6 Players Who Need to Turn It Around in Spring Practice

    A bit more than halfway through spring practice and head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff are getting a handle on just what they have for the 2014 college football season...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 4 months ago 7,380 reads 38 comments

  19. USC Football: Ranking the Hardest Games of the 2014 Schedule

    A new era begins for the Trojans as they welcome Steve Sarkisian as the top dog to lead the men of Troy in 2014 and beyond...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 4 months ago 8,846 reads 58 comments

  20. What Steve Sarkisian's Record Against Oregon and Stanford Means for Trojans

    When Steve Sarkisian was announced as the new USC head coach late last year, his hiring was met with a resounding "what???" Fans of the program generally fell into two camps ...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 4 months ago 3,863 reads 41 comments

  21. USC Football: Will Trojan Fans Wish Max Wittek Stayed?

    When USC quarterback Max Wittek announced back in January that he would be leaving USC for an opportunity to play elsewhere, the news was met with a collective yawn from those who follow the men of Troy...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 5 months ago 9,518 reads 52 comments

  22. USC Football: Complete NFL Combine Grades, Analysis & Results for Former Trojans

    The annual sideshow known as the NFL Scouting Combine took place recently, and among the participants were seven former Trojans eager to make an impression on prospective future employers...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 5 months ago 6,932 reads 28 comments

  23. USC Football: Can the Trojans Afford to Play JuJu Smith at Receiver in 2014?

    On Feb. 5, the USC Trojans made national headlines by signing a quartet of highly regarded recruits to national letters of intent. Among those players were Scout.com 5-star prospects, Damien Mama , Adoree' Jackson and John "JuJu" Smith...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 5 months ago 8,647 reads 42 comments

  24. USC Football: What Trojan Fans Should Expect from Adoree' Jackson in 2014

    On Feb 5, Trojan coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff managed to pull off a national signing day coup that SBNation.com said was unmatched in college football. Among the haul signed by the Trojans on that day were Scout...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 5 months ago 8,069 reads 14 comments

  25. USC Football: Best and Worst of National Signing Day

    On what could only be described as a banner day for USC football and its new head coach Steve Sarkisian, the Trojans had a national signing day to remember...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 6 months ago 8,524 reads 49 comments