November 25, 2013 |
First it was receivers Nelson Agholor and Darreus Rogers . Now it is tight ends Xavier Grimble and Randall Telfer , and fullbacks Soma Vainuku and Jahleel Pinner . With All-American receiver Marqise Lee struggling through injuries that limited him or forced him to sit out games, USC offensive coordinator Clay Helton has expanded the playbook and is utilizing more players in the passing game as the Trojans head...
November 24, 2013 |
With USC riding a five-game winning streak going into its game against UCLA, Trojans interim Coach Ed Orgeron was upbeat Sunday. That is until he was asked what he remembered most about last season's 38-28 loss to the Bruins. Orgeron sounded morose as he spoke in clipped sentences and phrases. "Getting beat. Losing. Terrible taste in our mouth," he said during a teleconference with reporters. "Against our rival team. Not playing well. Letting down the Trojan family. Not a very good feeling.
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November 21, 2013 |
The former accounting firm for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission has agreed to pay the agency $800,000 to settle claims that the company failed to detect alleged fraud by stadium managers who were later indicted in a corruption scandal. The settlement between the commission and SingerLewak requires the two parties to drop lawsuits they filed against each other. The commission alleged in its suit that SingerLewak was negligent in not uncovering about $2 million in questionable payments to the managers, in addition to nearly $1 million in cash outlays to a stagehands union at the Coliseum.
November 21, 2013 |
The Los Angeles Rams huddled inside the Dew Drop Inn Tavern. Though less than 48 hours remained until kickoff, the group of about 20 quietly agreed that it didn't want to play. The pictures on the television in the bar were more captivating than the potential thrill of ramming Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas into the Coliseum grass. Plus, the live programming had no end in sight. Surely, CBS wouldn't even televise the game. No point in playing. The players had reached the bar soon after Coach Harland Svare whistled together the team - 37 active players - on its San Fernando Valley practice field.
November 14, 2013 |
Early in the season, USC appeared on track to possibly finish its home schedule without playing before a sold-out crowd at the Coliseum. The Trojans' recent play under interim Coach Ed Orgeron has changed that. USC's game against fifth-ranked Stanford is a sellout, the school announced Thursday. Capacity at the Coliseum is 93,607. "When they walk out and see a sellout crowd, it puts a little extra pep in their step," Orgeron said of his players. "It gives us some pride.
October 18, 2013 |
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Even if they didn't have any other reason, USC and Notre Dame should play football every year just so we can tell John McKay stories. He coached the Trojans from 1960-75 and you don't need a record book to know he was successful. Just wander onto the USC campus. There you will find a $70-millon state-of-the-art athletic facility named the John McKay Center. At the south entrance is a statue of a man, his hand on his chin as if pondering his next one-liner. Legends get statues.