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As expected, USC moved into fourth place in the College Football Playoff rankings. The Trojans would play Georgia in Atlanta on Dec. 31 if nothing changes. Cornerback Jacobe Covington, a transfer from Washington, has struggled to make an impact. “He’s a guy we brought in to play and play early,” defensive coordinator Alex Grinch said. “He didn’t, which is a frustration. I hope he was … Continue reading

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USC Morning Buzz: Key To Pac-12 Title Game

What will be the key in the USC-Utah game? Caleb Williams? The USC defense? We already know Williams is probably going to play a great game. And the USC defense will be vulnerable, as usual. But how will Utah QB Cameron Rising play? He passed for 415 yards and rushed for 3 TDs in the teams’ last meeting. But there’s been moments this season where … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Key To Pac-12 Title Game

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USC Notes: It’s Good To Be King

Did you know Lincoln Riley has a personal driver? The guy even dresses like a coach and has a locker at the Coliseum. When you make $10 million a year, it’s a perk of the job, especally for that grueling drive to Palos Verdes. Pete Carroll never had a driver. He was too energetic and free-wheeling. Remember, he used to drive around Los Angeles in … Continue reading USC Notes: It’s Good To Be King

USC National Title Odds Skyrocket

USC’s national championship odds have skyrocketed to 11/1 according to BetOnline, which makes the Trojans the third favorite for the title. Just three weeks ago, USC’s odds were 55/1. And Caleb Williams is the clear favorite to win the Heisman Trophy at 1/30. C.J.Stroud and Max Duggan are tied for second at 25/1. UNLV is open. One guy to think about? USC assistant Donte Williams. … Continue reading USC National Title Odds Skyrocket

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USC Morning Buzz: A Good Step Forward But Not Like Carroll Era

The official attendance figure for the USC-Notre Dame game was 72,613. “No disrespect to our fans, but that’s the first time I’ve seen that much people in the stands, going crazy loud. Throughout the whole game, too,” Tuli Tuipulotu said. It’s kind of sad that the game was seen as a landmark moment in their careers, especially when it wasn’t even a sellout. There were … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: A Good Step Forward But Not Like Carroll Era