1.) Stop the run Did you notice Colorado rushed for 196 yards? Notre Dame for 308? Washington for 193? No one is talking about it. USC lost 2 of the 3 games and nearly lost all 3 games. And Oregon averages 190 yards rushing a game. 2.) Teach Kedon Slovis to avoid contact Kedon Slovis was lucky his fumbles did not cost him the game. … Continue reading 10 Things USC Needs To Do To Beat Oregon
Since 2008, Alabama has only lost 1 game by 15-or-more points. USC has lost 15 games by that margin. Notre Dame has lost 14. Georgia 13. Oregon 13. Oklahoma 10. Before his final season at USC, Pete Carroll lost only one game by double digits in his first eight years. Clemson 10. Continue reading No, USC Is Not Close To Alabama
USC has not played Oregon at the Coliseum since 2016 and the Ducks are ranked No. 7 in the nation with a quarterback projected to be one of the top picks in the NFL draft. So why isn’t the game being discussed as a hot ticket this week? I’m told some USC officials will be happy if 60,000 show up for the game. Now when … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Will Marquee Game Bring Big Crowd?
Who didn’t practice today? Drake Jackson, Talanoa Hufanga, Stephen Carr, Juliano Falaniko, Vavae Malepeai and Palaie Gaoteote. There was never any hope some of these guys would be back this week but Jackson will be the big loss if he doesn’t play vs. Oregon. The Trojans were very ordinary on the edge last week without Jackson. Continue reading Wednesday Practice Report
Let me give an example of why I criticize USC defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast. I have mentioned he blitzes too much and leaves his cornerbacks in one-one coverage too much. Last week, he blitzed and left redshirt freshman cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart by himself on Colorado’s top receiver, Laviska Shenault. The results were predictable: Shenault caught a slant pass and raced 71 yards for a touchdown. The … Continue reading USC Afternoon Notes: Clancy Pendergast Spotlight
Ron Fairly, a star of USC’s 1958 national championship baseball team, died from cancer Wednesday in Indian Wells, Calif. He was 81. Fairly played center field and hit .348 with 9 home runs and 67 RBI in 1958, his lone varsity season with the Trojans. He then spent 12 seasons with the Dodgers, where he won World Series titles in 1959, 1963 and 1965. Fairly … Continue reading Former USC Baseball Player Ron Fairly Dies At 81