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USC Players Dominate State Hall Of Fame Class

The first California High School Football Hall of Fame was unveiled today and featured 100 players. About a third of the class are former USC players. It’s an impressive list although I don’t believe Pat Haden was one of the top 100 players in state history. He had a good career but top 100 should be the best of the best. A permanent exhibit is … Continue reading USC Players Dominate State Hall Of Fame Class

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USC Ranked No. 14 In AP Poll

USC checked in at No. 14, right between North Carolina and Michigan State in the Associated Press Top 25 preseason poll. Utah is the top Pac-12 team at No. 7. Oregon is No. 11. The polls manage to agree with themselves as USC was ranked No. 15 in the coaches’ poll. Here’s the full poll including others receiving votes: RANK TEAM PV RANK CONFERENCE POINTS … Continue reading USC Ranked No. 14 In AP Poll

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USC Morning Buzz: A Significant Difference In Training Camp

Have you noticed any differences to USC training camp? Here’s one: A decrease in the breathless reports on the performance of players. This is because Lincoln Riley is closing a lot of practices. Thursday was closed. Saturday and Sunday were closed. Even an open practice like Friday means people can watch about 20 minutes of stretching and some individual drills. So that cuts down significantly … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: A Significant Difference In Training Camp

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USC Sunday Buzz: Does Secondary Inspire You?

During training camp, one group USC’s had in the secondary is Calen Bullock and Xavion Alford at safety, Mekhi Blackmon and Ceyair Wright at cornerback and Max Williams at nickelback. I’ve consistently promoted Blackmon and Bullock so I’m bullish on them. But I have to say if this is the starting group, I’m not exactly inspired. Alford played last season and had some good moments … Continue reading USC Sunday Buzz: Does Secondary Inspire You?

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Nick Saban Pulls Offensive Lineman Out Of Apple Valley

Raymond Pulido, a four-star offensive lineman from Apple Valley High School, committed to Alabama today. USC didn’t offer Pulido a scholarship, which seems strange if the Crimson Tide wanted him. Miami, Michigan, Mississippi and Tennessee were among those who did offer Pulido. So you either have to trust USC’s judgment or Alabama’s judgment. Either way, Saban’s amassed a large group of offensive line commits for … Continue reading Nick Saban Pulls Offensive Lineman Out Of Apple Valley