January 18, 2013 |
USC's football coaching staff continued to turn over Friday. As expected, the school announced that Clancy Pendergast has been hired as defensive coordinator, replacing Monte Kiffin. Linebackers coach Scottie Hazelton also will depart to become Nevada's defensive coordinator, according to Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com. Pendergast, 45, was defensive coordinator at California the last three seasons. “Clancy is a perfect fit for us,” Head Coach Lane Kiffin said in a statement.
November 7, 2007 |
Heritage Hall, the athletic department building at the center of USC's campus, has seven Heisman Trophies and their recipients' jerseys on display. Each of the seven players is highlighted in the USC football media guide and game-day programs. Enormous replicas of the retired jerseys are displayed all football season long below the peristyle of the Los Angeles Coliseum. That's right: USC still celebrates the football career of O.J.
January 10, 2013 |
USC's 2013 football schedule includes two Thursday night games, one Friday night game and the absence of Oregon and Washington. The Pac-12 Conference released the schedule Thursday. USC will play 13 regular-season games because the Aug. 29 opener is at Hawaii. NCAA rules allow teams to play 13 games, rather than the maximum 12, if one is in Hawaii. The Trojans, coming off a 7-6 season, will play seven home games, including nonconference games against Boston College and Utah State.
August 29, 2012 |
Showing its social media savvy, USC has taken the standard online football player biography a step further by including Twitter handles on its website and depth chart. Is a program that closed practices to the public to keep out agents and runners now willingly making its players available for interaction with anyone with a computer or mobile device? Tim Tessalone, USC's sports information director, said the comparison was "apples and oranges," citing the ease in tracking players through search engines.
September 13, 2012 |
Los Angeles Daily News reporter Scott Wolf will be allowed to attend USC practices and games while the university and representatives from the Los Angeles Times, the Daily News and the Orange County Register try to work out an agreement on what can be reported from in-season practices. Wolf had been suspended by USC after reporting Monday that kicker Andre Heidari had undergone knee surgery and would be sidelined for about three weeks. The Daily News report did not cite practice-related information, but USC considered it to be a violation of its practice policy.
August 5, 2012 |
Stockpiling the talent USC's key football recruiting classes (based on who enrolled in January or signed in February): 2010 Markeith Ambles, WR, Removed from program in 2011 Dion Bailey, LB, Returning starter; second in tackles last season Dillon Baxter, RB, Removed from program midseason 2011 Anthony Brown, CB, Started twice in 2011 before suffering injury Giovanni Di Poalo, OL, Competing for playing time ...