#USC Football

Students speak out on the state of USC football

USC head football coach has historically been one of the most prestigious jobs in sports, professional or collegiate. The program has seen periods of tremendous success under the likes of Howard Jones, John McKay, John Robinson and Pete Caroll. Their legacies leave large shoes to fill for whoever is hired to lead USC football.
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USC fans were right all along... but the national media ignored them

It has been a remarkable month here at Trojans Wire. A coach firing, a coaching search, a quarterback controversy, and the relitigation of the Clay Helton era have created an emotional roller-coaster for the USC community and its football fan base. It is worth reflecting on the emotions of the past month and the past two weeks since Helton got fired on Sept. 13.
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Donte Williams makes history as USC’s first Black head football coach

USC’s interim head football coach, Donte Williams, made history on Sept. 13 as the first Black head coach to ever run the football program after Clay Helton was fired. Former cornerbacks and associate head coach Williams, 39, is a seasoned coach and praised recruiter, who has spent over a dozen years coaching other high profile college football programs such as Oregon, Arizona, San Jose State and Nebraska.
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Donte Williams can forget about being 2022 USC defensive coordinator

Saturday was such a clarifying day for USC football, if you stop and think about it. We learned P.J. Fleck will definitely not be USC’s next head coach. His Minnesota team lost as a 31-point home favorite to a bad Bowling Green team which hadn’t won an FBS game since November of 2019.
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Clay Helton is gone, but his fingerprints were all over this USC loss

You read the stories this past week about the lasting damage Clay Helton did to the USC program. Trojan fans knew these things a few years ago. They were well ahead of the curve in seeing that Helton was a dead-end coach who would never create the standard of performance a proud football school deserves.

USC Football History: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Following a tough defeat against Stanford football, USC Athletic Director Mike Bohn called for what many fans spent the last six seasons crying out for—a head coaching change. This past decade, USC has struggled to show relevance in the national spotlight of college football. This is somewhat uncharacteristic for a team that’s produced the second-most NFL players of all time and won eleven national championships. Stefan De La Guardia has more about the historical significance of USC football, the fans, and the questions that lie ahead.

How To Watch And Listen: USC Football vs. Oregon State

USC Trojans (2-1, 0-1 Pac-12) vs. Oregon State Beavers (1-2, 0-0 Pac-12) Location: United Airlines Field at L.A. Memorial Coliseum | Los Angeles, Calif. USC vs. Oregon State will air nationally on FS1 and streaming on the FOX Sports app at 7:30 pm PT. Check your local listings for channel information.

Top 10 former USC football players to watch for in the NFL this season

With Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season upon us, there’s no better time to catch up with some former USC football players across the league. From rookies trying to make a name for themselves, to former Pro Bowlers seeking to cement their legacies, to playmakers looking to adjust on a new team, there are plenty of storylines surrounding past Trojans to follow this year.

USC Athletic Director Mike Bohn Announces Change In Leadership Of The Football Program

LOS ANGELES – USC Director of Athletics Mike Bohn today announced that the university is making a change in leadership of the football program and parting ways with head coach Clay Helton. Bohn and Helton addressed the program together during the regularly scheduled team meeting this afternoon. Bohn made it...
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Bombshell report shows the Clay Helton era might be worse than we thought

With Donte Williams getting ready to coach his second game as interim head coach of USC, the impact of Clay Helton on the program continues to become known in greater detail. USC fans knew the program had fallen into a ditch because of Helton, but even the most jaded and angry USC fan might not be emotionally prepared for the quotes that emerged in a massive report from a national college football insider and USC’s beat reporter at a major publication.

Odds to be the next head football coach for USC

It's only three weeks into the USC football season and already there have been plenty of fireworks, starting with a stunning loss to Stanford in week 2 which was quickly followed by athletic director Mike Bohn announcing that head coach Clay Helton was fired. Bohn also declared that a national search for the Trojans next head man would begin immediately.

USC football: Deion Sanders responds to Reggie Bush's coaching search recommendation

Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders is appreciative of Reggie Bush's public recommendation for the USC Trojans' coaching vacancy, but the former Florida State star is "locked in" at his current job and focused on the task at hand. USC fired Clay Helton last week following a blowout loss to Stanford and said it would begin a national search for its next program leader.

USC Football vs. Stanford Practice Report: Establishing the Run

The Trojans have their eyes set on Saturday's Pac-12 opener with Stanford at the Coliseum. Head coach Clay Helton opened his press conference by expressing sadness over the death of Sam "Bam" Cunningham today, calling him "a legend in our game and a legend of a man." Most of the...