May 15, 2012 |
USC could be thin at tailback this season, but the Trojans moved to shore up the depth issue for the future by getting a verbal commitment Tuesday from Ty Issac. Issac, 6 feet 3 and 215 pounds, will be a senior at Joliet Catholic High in Joliet, Ill. He rushed for a record 515 yards and six touchdowns last season in a state championship game. "I had a great feeling about USC when I first visited the school and it just felt like me out there,” Issac told the Chicago Tribune . "I know that even when I take football out of the picture I'll be getting a great education and a degree from USC. I really wanted to go to a school that offered the best mix on and off the field, and for me that is USC. " USC is also regarded as a leading contender to land Stockton Lincoln running back Justin Davis.
November 14, 2008 |
The Orange Lutheran Lancers secured a share of their third consecutive Trinity League title after defeating Santa Ana Mater Dei, 24-21, Thursday at Santa Ana Stadium when Parker Flynn made a 43-yard field goal with two seconds left. It was also the third consecutive year Lutheran, 8-2 overall, 4-1 in the Trinity League and ranked No. 8 in the Southland by The Times, defeated No. 5 Mater Dei (7-3, 4-1).
April 20, 2012 |
USC will try to bounce back from two years of NCAA-mandated bowl bans to the top of college football next season. Times college football reporter Gary Klein chatted with Noah Coslov of Cinesport about the Trojans' prospects. Amongs the topics covered: The scholarship limit improsed in the sanctions could hurt the team's depth for the next two or three years. The offense is very thin at tailback, with only Curtis McNeal a seasoned performer and D.J. Morgan having limited experience.
October 20, 2012 |
To borrow a bit of Grantland Rice, the Coliseum was outlined in a blue-gray October sky when Lane Kiffin retired his horses to the stable. And this happened pretty early in the second half against Colorado. By then, the USC football coach didn't need his A-team anymore. Their Saturday was done, just like Colorado, which barely put up a fight in its 50-6 loss to No. 11 USC. The Trojans improved to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in Pac-12 Conference play while setting a slew of records in the process.
September 18, 2009 |
No. 4 Westlake Village Oaks Christian (2-0) at Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline (2-0), 7 p.m. , ESPNU -- A victory at Skyline might temporarily silence those who contend that Oaks Christian feasts on a weak nonleague schedule. The Totems are two-time defending Washington state champions who have won 30 consecutive games and feature Brigham Young-bound quarterback Jake Heaps. A triumph would give Oaks Christian Coach Bill Redell his 200th coaching victory in 22 years at the high school level.
September 12, 2009 |
The film session that awaits Los Angeles Crenshaw High's defensive players in the coming days could get ugly, with one exception. Top-ranked Crenshaw stopped Norco on a crucial fourth down in the fourth quarter Friday night on the way to pulling out a 47-44 victory in which host Crenshaw gave up 487 rushing yards. "When we needed to stop them, we stopped them," Crenshaw Coach Robert Garrett said. "We showed character at the end." Norco, ranked No. 22 in the Southland by The Times, had pulled to within 47-44 late in the third quarter on Kelsey Young 's 66-yard touchdown run and was driving again when it faced a fourth-and-four situation at the Crenshaw 12-yard line.
October 19, 2008 |
During a fourth quarter in which the teams had already combined for 51 points, Simi Valley Grace Brethren High needed to move the ball only three yards on a two-point conversion to cap a stunning comeback against Malibu. But the Sharks made a rare defensive stop, holding Jack Gililand short of the goal line with 1 minute 10 seconds left to preserve a 51-50 victory Friday night in a Frontier League game at Moorpark College. "It was the craziest game I've ever seen," Malibu Coach Ray Humphrey said Saturday.
April 16, 2012 |
There were no big surprises when USC Coach Lane Kiffin released an end-of-spring depth chart Monday. Kiffin, in fact, brushed off its importance. “That really doesn't mean very much,” he said. Still, the chart does offer some insight into where the roster stands heading into summer. The Trojans begin training camp in August in preparation for their Sept. 1 opener against Hawaii. Matt Barkley, of course, is the starting quarterback. Max Wittek and Cody Kessler are listed as co-backups.
August 17, 2013 |
USC Coach Lane Kiffin will almost certainly choose a No. 1 quarterback before the Aug. 29 opener at Hawaii. Or will he? Despite a scheduled departure for Honolulu 10 days from Saturday, Kiffin reiterated that there was no timetable for picking Max Wittek or Cody Kessler - and he once again left open the possibility of making no choice at all. "We don't know when it's going to happen," Kiffin said after practice. "Ideally, we would not like to have two quarterbacks on opening day, but you never say never.