1. USC Football: An Ugly Win at Stanford May Set Up a Beautiful Season

    As victories go, USC's 13-10 win at Stanford was anything but pretty. An offense that spent most of Saturday sputtering was propped up by a bend-but-don't-break defense that did ...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 4 months ago 4,456 reads 30 comments

  2. USC Football: Power Ranking the Trojans' Top 10 Players for the 2014 Season

    The 2014 season is almost upon us, and with it comes the high aspirations of a Trojan team that is extremely talented but also woefully thin on the depth chart...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 5 months ago 5,522 reads 19 comments

  3. 5 Things We Have Learned About USC Through Fall Camp So Far

    As USC continues its journey through fall camp in preparation for the 2014 college football season, some things have become clear while others remain murky...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 5 months ago 4,356 reads 39 comments

  4. USC Football: 5 Players Turning Heads Early at Fall Practice

    The all-important fall practice session is now underway as USC prepares for its first season under new head coach Steve Sarkisian...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 5 months ago 9,053 reads 38 comments

  5. USC Football: 5 Best QBs Trojans Will Face in 2014

    2014 will be a difficult year for the Trojans given their well-known depth issues due to the just-completed sanctions that cost them 30 scholarships over the last three years...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 5 months ago 5,230 reads 17 comments

  6. USC Football: 5 Games That Could Ruin the Trojans' 2014 Season

    Before we start this slideshow, let me clarify something that you may already be thinking: Any loss for the Trojans in this or any other year has the potential to ruin their college ...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 5 months ago 8,614 reads 66 comments

  7. USC Football: 10 Trojans Primed for Breakout Seasons

    With slightly more than a month left until the start of the college football season, those who follow the USC Trojans wait anxiously for the beginning of the Steve Sarkisian era...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 5 months ago 9,976 reads 47 comments

  8. USC Football: Best Quotes and Key Takeaways from Pac-12 Media Days

    The annual zoo known as Pac -12 media days began on July 23, when a variety of conference coaches took their place in front of a hungry band of reporters determined to pick their minds in preparation for the 2014 college football season...

    Rick McMahan Written by Rick McMahan about 5 months ago 5,805 reads 30 comments

  9. 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 5 months ago 7,324 reads 33 comments

  10. 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 5 months ago 1,962 reads 22 comments

  11. 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 6 months ago 4,615 reads 57 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 3,503 reads 19 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 7,606 reads 31 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 9,624 reads 83 comments

  15. 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 7 months ago 4,526 reads 5 comments

  16. 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 7 months ago 12,349 reads 68 comments

  17. 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 7 months ago 13,474 reads 38 comments

  18. 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 7 months ago 6,729 reads 21 comments

  19. 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 8 months ago 6,587 reads 20 comments

  20. 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 8 months ago 9,890 reads 39 comments

  21. 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 8 months ago 8,567 reads 54 comments

  22. 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 8 months ago 2,771 reads 1 comments

  23. 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 8 months ago 5,747 reads 27 comments

  24. 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 8 months ago 4,454 reads 29 comments

  25. 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 9 months ago 7,180 reads 64 comments