Top recruits raising expectations for USC football

Caleb Williams threw for 1,912 yards and 21 touchdowns in 10 games for Oklahoma after winning the starting quarterback job last season. (Amanda Chou | Daily Trojan file photo) As the 2022 football season approaches, so does the beginning of the Lincoln Riley era at USC. The new Head Coach has attracted a swarm of commits […]

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USC’s offense shines in spring game

Junior receiver Brenden Rice, a transfer from Colorado, shields the ball from defenders while carrying the ball in USC’s spring game Saturday. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) There was a buzz in the air walking past the peristyle before Saturday’s spring game. Fans piled in for the festivities full of a surplus sale of merchandise, […]

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Three things to look for in USC’s spring game

Sophomore quarterback Caleb Williams throws the ball during a USC spring practice. Williams, who transferred from Oklahoma, is among many players who will make their debut for the Trojans Saturday. (Amanda Chou | Daily Trojan) The post Three things to look for in USC’s spring game appeared first on Daily Trojan.

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Five takeaways from midway through spring practice

Sophomore quarterback Caleb Williams looks on during USC’s spring practice Thursday. Williams mentioned he’s been working on learning how to stay in the pocket and not move around as much as he did last season. (Amanda Chou | Daily Trojan) Three weeks have passed since USC began its first spring practice of the Lincoln Riley […]

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Lincoln Riley breaks down early culture changes

Head Coach Lincoln Riley claps his hands as he looks on during a USC spring practice. Riley highlighted that players have brought energy and competitiveness through the first two weeks of practices. (Photo courtesy of USC Athletics) Through two weeks of spring practice, Head Coach Lincoln Riley is having fun.  When practices come around, he […]

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Lincoln Riley reflects on Dave Nichol’s passing

Dave Nichol, who joined Head Coach Lincoln Riley’s staff as associate head coach and inside wide recievers coach, passed away Friday after battling cancer. Riley credited Nichol with helping jumpstart his career, mentioning he wouldn’t be coaching without Nichol.  (Photo courtesy of USC Athletics) It was a somber Saturday Zoom press conference for Head Coach […]

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Spring football kicks off Tuesday

Lincoln Riley smiles on during his introductory press conference. Riley will hold his first spring practice at USC Tuesday. (Simon Park | Daily Trojan)  With the addition of new Head Coach Lincoln Riley, USC has revamped for this upcoming season in terms of both new recruits and significant transfers. These star players include Oklahoma transfer […]

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How one game turned into 362 straight: The story of USC’s most psychotic fan

(Photos courtesy of Roy Nwaisser, Design by Jenna Gestetner) It’s game day at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.  You walk near the South Lawn of the Coliseum near Exposition Park Drive, excited for the game. There’s the familiar “Hot dog, hot dog” exclamations as a vendor bangs their spatula on the grill. The idea crosses […]

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Lincoln Riley named new head football coach

Lincoln Riley is expected to be USC’s next head football coach, according to ESPN. Riley served as the head coach of Oklahoma from 2017 to 2021 and had a 55-10 record, including three College Football Playoff appearances in five seasons.  USC will buy out the rest of Riley’s $38.9 million contract, an extension he signed […]

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USC begins preparation for Saturday’s season opener

Junior quarterback Kedon Slovis entering likely his final season under center for the Trojans. He feels confident going into Saturday’s matchup. (Daily Trojan file photo) USC has begun preparation for its first game of the season Saturday against San Jose State.  It will be the Trojans’ first game back at a full-capacity Coliseum since the 2019 […]

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