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USC Saturday Buzz: Trojans Get 5-Star Commitment

Five-star cornerback Domani Jackson of Mater Dei committed to USC. He is a Class of 2022 prospect. You can’t deny USC can recruit cornerbacks under Donte Williams. USC can recruit wide receivers under any coach. Offensive linemen? Well, that’s a different question, isn’t it? One other issue since Williams is a 2022 recruit. Let’s say in a perfect world USC fires Clay Helton after the … Continue reading USC Saturday Buzz: Trojans Get 5-Star Commitment

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USC Losing Assistant To Lane Kiffin

OK, maybe USC will have only 9 assistants from Texas. Tight ends coach John David Baker is set to go to become tight ends coach at Mississippi, according to Adam Rittenberg of ESPN. This raises nothing but questions: Baker is one of Graham Harrell’s boys. He just finished his first season as a full-time position coach. It’s a lateral move. He’s going to work for … Continue reading USC Losing Assistant To Lane Kiffin

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USC Adds Colorado Transfer Receiver

If USC needs anything, it’s a receiver. Right? Right? Colorado wide receiver KD Nixon announced today he is transferring to USC. Nixon (5-8, 190) ranked 19th in Colorado history in career catches (99) and receiving yards (1,221). He also had 758 yards on kickoff returns. Nixon caught 15 passes for 132 yards and no touchdowns this season, which consisted of only four games because of … Continue reading USC Adds Colorado Transfer Receiver

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Isaiah Pola-Mao Will Return In 2021

USC safety Isaiah Pola-Mao announced he will return in 2021. This is a rare bit of good news when it comes to players deciding to return. Pola-Mao is not the impact player Talanoga Hufanga was but he is solid and provides leadership. USC doesn’t offer much at linebacker and lost its best defensive tackle (Marlon Tuipulotu) so getting a starting safety back is a boost. Continue reading Isaiah Pola-Mao Will Return In 2021

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If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

USC coach Clay Helton’s forte is firing assistant coaches. But the addition of offensive line coach Clay McGuire adds the finishing touch to an unmistakable characteristic of the present USC coaching staff. There are now 10 coaches with ties to Texas. Helton went to high school in Texas. Offensive coordinator Graham Harrell grew up, played and coached in Texas. Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando coached at … Continue reading If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

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This Just About Sums Up USC Football

If you want to promote the USC football program, it would be nice to say it won a Rose Bowl or went to the College Football Playoff. You might settle for beating Notre Dame, since Clay Helton has a 1-4 record against the Irish. But this is what got promoted today: Social-media interactions. I get that this is geared toward recruits. But it also shows … Continue reading This Just About Sums Up USC Football