- USC Trojans football
TeamName = USC Trojans football
ImageSize = 145
HeadCoachDisplay = Pete Carroll
HeadCoachLink = Pete Carroll
HeadCoachYear = 7th
HCWins = 76
HCLosses = 14
Stadium = Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
StadCapacity = 92,500
StadSurface = Grass
Location = Los Angeles, California
ConferenceLink = Pacific Ten Conference
FirstYear = 1888
AthlDirectorDisp = Mike Garrett
AthlDirectorLink = Mike Garrett
WebsiteName = USCTrojans.com
WebsiteURL = http://www.usctrojans.com
ATWins = 753
ATLosses = 302
ATTies = 54
ATPercentage = .714
BowlWins = 30
BowlLosses = 16
NatlTitles = 7
ConfTitles = 37
Heismans = 7
AllAmericans = 148
Color1 = Cardinal
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Color2 = Gold
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MarchingBand = The Spirit of Troy
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The USC Trojans football program, established in 1888, is a member of the
National Collegiate Athletic Association(NCAA) Division I-Aand the Pacific Ten Conference(Pac-10) under head coach Pete Carroll. The Trojans have been a football powerhouse throughout NCAA history, making claim to 11 national championships in total. [ [http://usctrojans.cstv.com/trads/usc-nattitles.html Traditions: USC National Titles] , USCTrojans.com, "Accessed March 22, 2008."] In recent years, USC has consistently ranked in the top 5 of the final BCS and AP Polls. The football team is regarded as the centerpiece of an athletic program that has won more NCAA men's individual and men's team titles than any other university and is third in co-ed team titles, behind fellow Pac-10 schools UCLA and Stanford.
USC first fielded a football team in 1888, playing its first game on
November 14of that year against the Alliance Athletic Club, gaining a 16–0 victory. Frank Suffel and Henry H. Goddardwere playing coaches for the first team which was put together by quarterback Arthur Carroll; who in turn volunteered to make the pants for the team and later became a tailor.Mal Florence "et al", [http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/usc/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/04-mg-137-211.pdf The Trojan Heritage] , "2004 USC Football Media Guide", USC Athletic Department, pp. 201-209.] USC faced its first collegiate opponent the following year in fall 1889, playing St. Vincent’s College to a 40–0 victory.Mal Florence "et al", [http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/usc/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/04-mg-137-211.pdf The Trojan Heritage] , "2004 USC Football Media Guide", USC Athletic Department, pp. 201-209.]
Before they were named Trojans in 1912, USC athletic teams were called the Methodists, as well as the Wesleyans. During the early years, limitations in travel and the scarcity of major football-playing colleges on the West Coast limited its rivalries to local Southern Californian colleges and universities. During this period USC played regular series against Occidental, Caltech, Whittier, Pomona and Loyola. The first USC team to play outside of Southern California went to
Stanford Universityon November 4, 1905, where they were trampled 16–0 by the traditional West Coast powerhouse. While the teams would not meet again until 1918 (Stanford dropped football for rugby unionduring the intervening years), this was also USC's first game against a future Pac-10 conference opponent and the beginning of its oldest rivalry. During this period USC also played its first games against other future Pac-10 rivals, including Oregon State (1914), California (1915), Oregon (1915) and Arizona (1916).
Between 1911–1913, USC followed the example of California and Stanford and dropped football in favor of
rugby union. The results were disastrous, as USC was roundly defeated by more experienced programs while the school itself experienced financial reverses; however, it was during this period that Owen R. Bird, a sportswriter for the " Los Angeles Times", coined the nickname "Trojans" which we wrote was "owing to the terrific handicaps under which the athletes, coaches and managers of the university were laboring and against the overwhelming odds of larger and better equipped rivals, the name 'Trojan' suitably fitted the players."Mal Florence "et al", [http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/usc/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/04-mg-137-211.pdf The Trojan Heritage] , "2004 USC Football Media Guide", USC Athletic Department, pp. 201-209.]
from 1925 to 1940, when the Trojans were just one of a few nationally dominant teams. It was during this era that the team achieved renown as the "Thundering Herd", earning its first four national titles.
USC achieved intermittent success in the years following Jones' tenure.
Jeff Cravath, who coached from 1942-1950, won the Rose Bowl in 1943 and 1945. Jess Hill, who coached from 1951 to 1956, won the Rose Bowl in 1953.
(1976-1982), took over as head coach. Under Robinson USC won an additional national championship in 1978 (shared with Alabama; ironically, USC defeated Alabama, 24–14, that same season) and two players garnered 2 Heisman Trophy honors.
September 12, 1970, USC opened the season visiting the University of Alabamaunder legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and became the first fully integrated team to play in the state of Alabama.cite book |last= Yaeger |first= Don |coauthors= Sam Cunningham , John Papadakis |title= Turning of the Tide: How One Game Changed the South |publisher= Center Street|year= 2006 |month= September 1 |isbn= 1931722943 ] The game, scheduled by Bryant, resulted in a domineering 42-21 win by the Trojans. More importantly, all six touchdowns scored by USC team were by African-American players, two by USC running back Sam "Bam" Cunningham, against an all-white Crimson Tide team.Lenn Robbins, [http://www.nypost.com/seven/08262007/sports/trojans_have_the_horses.htm?page=0 Trojans Have Horses] , "New York Post", August 26, 2007] The game hastened the racial integration of football at Alabama and in the South.Pat Forde, [http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=forde_pat&id=2993475 The Dash is off and running] , ESPN.com, August 28, 2007] cite book |last= Yaeger |first= Don |coauthors= Sam Cunningham , John Papadakis |title= Turning of the Tide: How One Game Changed the South |publisher= Center Street|year= 2006 |month= September 1 |isbn= 1931722943 ]
In the 1980s, USC football did not realize a national championship, though it continued to experience relative success, with top-20 AP rankings and PAC-10 Conference Championships. Under head coaches
Ted Tollner(1983–1986) and Larry Smith (1987–1992), each winning the Rose Bowl once, USC was recognized among the nation's top-ten teams three times. However, some alumni had grown accustomed to the programs' stature as a perennial national championship contender. In 1993, Robinson was named head coach a second time, leading the Trojans to a victory in the 1996 Rose Bowl over Northwestern.
However, the winless streaks of 13 years (1983–1995, including the 1993 17–17 tie) to intersectional rival Notre Dame and 8 years (1991–1998) to crosstown rival UCLA were unacceptable to many USC supporters. In 1998, head coach Paul Hackett took over the team, but posted an even more disappointing 19–18 record in three seasons. By 2000, some observers surmised that USC football's days of national dominance were fading; the football team's record of 37–35 from 1996 to 2001 was their second-worst over any five-year span in history (only the mark of 29–29–2 from 1956–1961 was worse), and the period marked the first and only time USC had been out of the final top 20 teams for four straight years.
USC opened 3–2 in 2002, suffering losses to Kansas State and Washington State. However, the Trojans went on to win the rest of their games, completing the regular season 11–2 on the strength of senior quarterback
Carson Palmer's breakout performance. After struggling for most of his collegiate career, Palmer excelled in the West Coast offenseinstalled by new offensive coordinator Norm Chow. In fact, Palmer's performance, particularly in the season-ending rivalry games against Notre Dame and UCLA, impressed so many pundits that he went on to win the Heisman Trophy, carrying every region of voting and becoming the first USC quarterbackto be so honored. Despite tying for the Pacific-10 Conference title (with Washington State), having the highest BCS "strength of schedule" rating, and fielding the nation's top defense led by safety Troy Polamalu, USC finished the season ranked No. 5 in the BCS rankings. Facing off against BCS No. 3 Iowa in the Orange Bowl, USC defeated the Hawkeyes 38–17.
In 2003, highly touted but unproven redshirt sophomore
Matt Leinarttook over for Palmer at quarterback. Although his first pass went for a touchdownin a win over Auburn, the Trojans suffered an early season triple-overtime loss to conference rival California in Berkeley. Nevertheless, Carroll guided the team to wins in their remaining games and they completed the regular season 11–1. Before the postseason, both the coaches' poll and the AP Pollranked USC number #1, but the BCS - which also gave consideration to computer rankings - ranked Oklahoma first, another one-loss team but one that had lost its own Big 12 Conferencetitle game 35–7, with USC ranked third.
In the 2003 BCS National Championship Game, The
Sugar Bowl, BCS #2 Louisiana State defeated BCS #1 Oklahoma 21–14. Meanwhile, BCS #3 USC defeated BCS #4 Michigan 28–14 in the Rose Bowl. USC finished the season ranked #1 in the AP poll and was awarded the AP National Championship; LSU, however, won the BCS National Championship title for that year, prompting a split national title between LSU and USC. In the wake of the controversy, corporate sponsors emerged who were willing to organize an LSU-USC game to settle the matter; nevertheless, the NCAA refused to permit the matchup.
trial, only to be rebuffed by the NFL and subsequently denied eligibility by the NCAA.
Despite close calls against Stanford and California, the Trojans finished the season undefeated and headed for the 2004 BCS Championship at the Orange Bowl. USC was the second team in NCAA football history to have gone wire-to-wire (ranked first place from preseason to postseason since the AP began releasing preseason rankings); the first was Florida State in 1999 (three other schools went wire-to-wire before the existence of preseason polls - Notre Dame in 1943, Army in 1945 and USC in 1972). Quarterback Leinart won the Heisman Trophy, with running back Bush placing fifth in the vote tally. The Trojans' opponent in the Orange Bowl, Oklahoma, were themselves undefeated and captained by sixth-year quarterback Jason White, who had won the Heisman in 2003; the game marked the first time in NCAA history that two players who had already won the Heisman played against each other. Most analysts expected the game to be close—as USC matched its speed and defense against the Oklahoma running game and skilled offensive line—but the reality proved to be far different. USC scored 38 points by halftime, and won by the score of 55–19. USC won the BCS and AP national championships, despite both Auburn and Utah finishing their seasons and post-seasons undefeated.
For the 2006 football season, USC was forced to attempt to rebuild following the loss of offensive stalwarts Leinart, Bush, and White, defensive leader Bing, and offensive linemen Matua, Justice, and Lutui. The Trojans developed their offense using unproven QB
John David Bootyand returning star receivers Dwayne Jarrett and Steve Smith along with second-year WR Patrick Turner. Mark Sanchez, the highly-touted recruit from the class of 2005 (Mission Viejo High School, CA) was widely viewed as a dark horse to win the starting job from Booty, although Booty was named the starter at the end of fall training camp. The starting tailback position was initially a battle between returning players Chauncey Washington and Desmond Reed (both recovering from injuries) and heralded RB recruits Stafon Johnson (Dorsey High School in Los Angeles), C.J. Gable, Allen Bradford and Emmanuel Moody( Coppell High Schoolin Coppell, Texas).
USC had many experienced players as well, including linebacker Dallas Sartz and wide receiver Chris McFoy, who have already graduated with their bachelors degrees and are pursuing Masters degrees to be eligible for one last year of college football. Fullback Brandon Hancock would have been part of that group as well until an injury ended his collegiate career. Additionally, fifth year (redshirt) senior linebacker Oscar Lua, running back Ryan Powdrell and offensive lineman Kyle Williams were expected to either start or play frequently in 2006.
The 2006 Trojans came out strong, easily defending their top-10 status throughout the year. However, USC began to display marked inconsistencies, as their margins of victory began to slip. The first setback proved to be a 31–33 loss to unranked Oregon State, in which the Beavers were able to repeatedly capitalize on several Trojan turnovers. Surprisingly, though USC dropped initially in the polls, they worked their way back up to the No. 3 spot by the final week of the season. After defeating both Notre Dame and Cal, the Trojans were considered to be a virtual lock for the National Championship Game against Ohio State. However, USC was shocked in the final game of the season, losing to crosstown rival
UCLA13–9. This eliminated the Trojans from championship contention and opened the door for Florida to become Ohio State's opponent.
During Pete Carroll's six years as head coach, USC has lost only one game by more than seven points, that being a 27–16 loss at Notre Dame in his first season. The 21st century has also seen the rise of USC football's popularity in the Los Angeles market: without any stadium expansions, USC has broken its average home attendance record four times in a row: reaching 77,804 in 2003, 85,229 in 2004, 90,812 in 2005 and over 91,416 with one game to go in 2006 (the capacity of the Coliseum is 92,000).
January 6, 2007, 6 days after the 2007 Rose Bowl Game, USC kicker Mario Danelowas found dead at the bottom of the White Point Cliff near Point Fermin Lighthouse in San Pedro, California.
In July 2007,
ESPN.comnamed USC its #1 team of the decade for the period between 1996 and 2006, citing the Trojans' renaissance and dominance under Coach Carroll.Ivan Maisel, [http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/columns/story?columnist=maisel_ivan&id=2948274 Carroll's coaching propels USC to top of decade ranking] , ESPN.com, July 27, 2007.] [http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2947988 Storied programs dominate Ladder 119's top rungs] , ESPN.com, July 27, 2007.]
The 2007 Trojans were the presumptive #1 pick before the season. [Stewart Mandel, [http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/stewart_mandel/01/16/early07.rankings/index.html Early look at '07] , CNNSI.com,
January 16, 2007.] [Mark Schlabach, [http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/columns/story?columnist=schlabach_mark&id=2738142 Trojans, Wolverines top revised look at 2007] , ESPN.com, January 22, 2007.] However they lost two games, including a major upset to 41-point underdog Stanford, and they did not get into the National Championship game. However, the Trojans did win their sixth conference championship and defeated Illinois in the Rose Bowl Game on New Year's Day 2008.
Under Carroll, USC has been known to attract numerous celebrities to its practices, including USC alumni
Will Ferrell, George Lucas, LeVar Burtonand Sophia Bushas well as Snoop Dogg, Henry Winkler, Kirsten Dunst, Nick Lachey, Dr. Dre, Spike Lee, Alyssa Milano, Flea, Wilmer Valderrama, Jake Gyllenhaaland Andre 3000.Dave Albee, [http://www.marinij.com/ci_6751208?source=rss Carroll Chronicles: Celebrities love to practice with Pete] , "Marin Independent Journal", August 29, 2007.] The Trojans have also benefited from LA's lack of NFL teams (with the LA Rams and Raiders having left in the early 1990s), combined with the Trojans 21st century success, leading them to sometimes be called LA's "de facto NFL team."Christine Daniels, [http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-sound28sep28,1,5510745.story They're No. 1 on this list too] , "Los Angeles Times", September 28, 2007.]
As of 2007, USC is one of only five of the 119 Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) teams to have never played a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) team since the division was made in 1978.Chris Dufrense, [http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dufresne20sep20,1,3065434,full.column UCLA victory is crucial for Dorrell] , "Los Angeles Times", September 20, 2007.]
Coach McKay's play calling emphasized and refined the run, taking full advantage of his quality backs-a trend followed by his former offensive coordinator and immediate successor, John Robinson. Carroll has had success and Heisman winners, both at Quarterback and Running Back.
A recent tradition has a selected
linebackerwearing the number 55. The number cannot be taken but is assigned by the head coach. Pete Carrollhas, at times, refrained from assigning the number if he does not think any player is worthy. The player wearing #55 is typically regarded as the anchor of the defense.
Notable players who have worn #55 for USC include
Junior Seau, Willie McGinest, Markus Steele, and Chris Claiborne; Seau, McGinest and Claiborne were all top-10 picks in the NFL Draft.Chris Harry, [http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orl-combine2508feb25,0,7525099.story Rivers lives up to No. 55] , "Orlando Sentinel", February 25, 2008.] . Senior Keith Riversis the most recent #55 to be selected in the top ten. The Cincinnati Bengals made him the ninth overall selection in the 2008 draft.
In the first 30 years of USC football, the school maintained rivalries with local Southern California schools like Occidental and Pomona, but these ended by the 1920s as USC grew into a national caliber team.
A "Perfect Day"
A "Perfect Day" (a phrase created by the school's football announcer
Peter Arbogast) to any USC fan is a USC win coupled with losses by Notre Dame and UCLA. The last regular season "Perfect Day" occurred on November 10, 2007, when USC beat California, UCLA lost to Arizona State, and Notre Dame lost to Air Force.
The crosstown rivals play each year for city bragging rights and the Victory Bell; and often for the right to go to the Rose Bowl. The UCLA rivalry tends to draw the focus of student supporters since many USC students have friends or family members attending "that other school" (of course, many UCLA students refer to their USC friends in the same way) and many Southern California families are evenly divided between Trojan Cardinal and Bruin Blue.
" at "any" of their games...the crowd will be heard singing along "u-c-l-a- sucks."
Stanford is USC's oldest rival,
Beano Cook, [http://espn.go.com/classic/s/beano_stanusc.html Longstanding West Coast rivalry] , ESPN Classic, September 26, 2001, "Accessed Sept. 9, 2006".] in a series that dates to 1905. In the early years of football on the West Coast, the power sat in the Bay Area with the Stanford-Cal rivalry and USC rose to challenge the two established programs. During the early and mid-20th century Stanford football occasionally enjoyed periods of great regional success on the gridiron. USC and Stanford, being two major private universities on the west coast naturally drew the ire of one another. In recent history, however, Stanford has not maintained their earlier success and the rivalry has faded to many USC fans; although many Stanford fans retain a hatred for SC. Beano Cook, [http://espn.go.com/classic/s/beano_stanusc.html Longstanding West Coast rivalry] , ESPN Classic, September 26, 2001, "Accessed Sept. 9, 2006".]
Like Stanford, the University of California, Berkeley also had an early rivalry with USC, with Cal fans maintaining a one-sided hatred for USC for many years after USC fans started to focus more on the nearby campus of UCLA.
Beano Cook, [http://espn.go.com/classic/s/beano_stanusc.html Longstanding West Coast rivalry] , ESPN Classic, September 26, 2001, "Accessed Sept. 9, 2006".] However, after USC’s triple overtime loss to California in 2003, some began to suggest that a new budding rivalry between the Trojans and the Golden Bears was taking shape within the Pac-10. A close 2004 game between the two teams furthered feelings of a rivalry. Talk diminished with USC's lopsided victory in Berkeley in 2005; however, the importance of the 2006 USC-Cal game, which decided the Pac-10's BCS berth, rekindled rivalry talk.Cal's marketing of the USC-Cal game suggests the game has reached rivalry status. In 2007, incoming students were given free tickets to Cal home games with the exception of Tennessee and USC. [ [http://calbears.cstv.com/ot/07footballtickets.html Cal Football Tickets 2007] ]
A phrase commonly used by Trojan fans to greet one another, show support for the team, and is borrowed from the fight song of the same name. i.e. "Fight On For Old S.C./Our men Fight On to Victory..." The two finger "V" salute for Victory is often given in accompaniment.
Records and Results
Results vs. AP Top 10 opponents
USC's record against AP Top 10 opponents under Pete Carroll (2001–present)
USC teams have also been selected as national champions in five other years (1929, 1933, 1976, 1979, 2002) by various nationally published ratings systems. These ratings systems are not generally viewed as part of process of selecting the national championship. USC does not claim to have won titles in any of these years.
Pacific Ten conference titles
The Trojans have suffered only three losing seasons since 1961 and have captured 37 Pac-10 titles. This gives them the 4th most conference championships of any NCAA school, and twice as many as any other Pac-10 member team.
The Trojans have played in 46
bowl games–placing them fourth nationally– winning 30 of these appearances. USC is only second behind Alabama's Crimson Tide for the most Bowl wins ever at 31. USC's 23 victories and 32 Rose Bowl appearances are the most of any school in a single bowl.
Individual players have won numerous accolades with 7
Heisman Trophywinners, 34 College Football Hall of Fameinductees, and 151 All-Americans. USC's first All-American was offensive guard Brice Taylorin 1925, who notably excelled despite missing his left hand and was one of USC's first African-American players.
National award winners
Heisman Trophy Winners
Heisman Trophyis the most prestigious award in college football. USC has won 7, which is tied for the most with Ohio State and Notre Dame.
Individual Players & Coaches
Maxwell Award: O. J. Simpson, TB (1968):Charles White, TB (1979): Marcus Allen, TB (1981)
Walter Camp Award: O. J. Simpson, TB (1967): O. J. Simpson, TB (1968):Charles White, TB (1979): Marcus Allen, TB (1981): Matt Leinart, QB (2004): Reggie Bush, TB (2005)
Dick Butkus Award: Chris Claiborne, MLB (1998)
Lombardi Award: Brad Budde, OG (1979)
Manning Award: Matt Leinart, QB (2004)
Outland TrophyWinner: Ron Yary, OT (1967)
Jim Thorpe Award:Mark Carrier, FS (1989)
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award: Rodney Peete, QB (1988): Carson Palmer, QB (2002): Matt Leinart, QB (2005)
Doak Walker Award: Reggie Bush, TB (2005)
John Mackey Award:Fred Davis, TE (2007)
Paul "Bear" Bryant Award: John McKay, Head Coach(1962), (1972)
*Home Depot Coach of the Year Award:
Pete Carroll, Head Coach(2003)
Broyles Award: Norm Chow, Offensive Coordinator- (2002)
College Football Hall of Fame inductees
*Howard Jones, Head Coach (1951)
Morley Drury, B (1954)
Mel Hein, Assistant Coach (1954)
Harry Smith, G (1955)
Erny Pinckert, B (1957)
Aaron Rosenberg, G (1966)
Ernie Smith, T (1970)
Dan McMillan, T (1971)
Mort Kaer, B (1972)
Aubrey Devine, Assistant Coach (1973)
John Ferraro, T (1974)
Frank Gifford, B (1975)
Cotton Warburton, B (1975)
Tay Brown, T (1980)
Johnny Baker, G (1983)
O.J. Simpson, TB (1983)
Mike Garrett, B (1985)
Bob Blackman, Assistant Coach (1987)
Mike McKeever, G (1987)
Ron Yary, T (1987)
John McKay, Head Coach (1988)
Paul Cleary, E (1989)
*Mike McGee, Athletic Director (1990)
Lynn Swann, FL (1993)
Marvin Powell, T (1994)
Charles White, TB (1996)
Ricky Hunley, Assistant Coach (1997)
Ken O'Brien, Assistant Coach (1997)
Brad Budde, G (1998)
Don Coryell, Assistant Coach (1999)
Marcus Allen, TB (2000)
Jon Arnett, HB (2001)
Ronnie Lott, S (2002)
*Ricky Bell, TB (2003)
*Charles Young, TE (2004)
*Anthony Davis, TB (2005)
Richard Wood, LB (2007)
Other notable individual accomplishments
Jim Sears, HB/S (7th in 1952)
Jon Arnett, HB (10th in 1956)
O.J. Simpson, TB (2nd in 1967)
*Anthony Davis, TB (2nd in 1974)
*Ricky Bell, TB (3rd in 1975 and 2nd in 1976)
Charles White, TB (4th in 1978)
*Paul McDonald, QB (6th in 1979)
Rodney Peete, QB (2nd in 1988)
Keyshawn Johnson, WR (7th in 1995)
Matt Leinart, QB (6th in 2003 and 3rd in 2005)
*Mike Williams, WR (8th in 2003)
Reggie Bush, TB (5th in 2004)
All Century Trojan Football Team
selected by fan vote, published in the
Orange County Register, November 17, 1999OFFENSE
Pat Haden, "72-74"
Leroy Holt, "85-88"
O.J. Simpson, "67-68"
Marcus Allen, "78-81"
Keyshawn Johnson, "94-95"
Lynn Swann, "71-73"
TE: Charles Young, "70-72"
Ron Yary, "65-67"
Brad Budde," 76-79"
Tony Boselli, "91-94"
Ron Mix, "57-59"
OL: Bruce Matthews, "80-82"
Johnnie Morton, "90-93"
PK: Steve Jordan, "81-84"DEFENSE
Tim Rossovich, "65-67"
Marlin McKeever, "58-60"
Mike McKeever, "58-60"
Aaron Rosenberg, "31-33"
Junior Seau, "88-89"
Richard Wood, "72-74"
Chris Claiborne, "96-98"
Ronnie Lott," 77-80"
DB: Dennis Smith, "77-80"
Dennis Thurman, " 74-77"
Mark Carrier, "87-89"
P : Desmond Koch, "51-53"
KR: Anthony Davis, "72-74"
USC All-Time Team
Chosen by "Athlon Sports" in 2001 [http://www.athlonsports.com/college-football/7989/usc-all-time-team] OFFENSE
DL: Tim Ryan "86-89"
Jack Del Rio"81-84"
From the field to the sidelines
Jeff Fisher, CB (head coach of the Tennessee Titans)
Jack Del Rio, LB (head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars)
Mike Holmgren, QB (head coach of the Seattle Seahawks; former head coach, Green Bay Packers, Super Bowl XXXIChampions)
Sam Anno, LB (USC assistant coach)
Rocky Seto, LB (USC assistant coach)
Hudson Houck, OL (offensive line coach of the Miami Dolphins)
Jim Fassel, QB (former head coach, New York Giants, Super Bowl; offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens)
Kennedy Pola,RB (Running back coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars)
From the field to the broadcast booth
Frank Gifford, RB (former Monday Night Footballcommentator)
Pat Haden, QB (NBC color commentator for Notre Dame games)
Sean Salisbury, QB (ESPN NFL analyst)
*Paul McDonald, QB (color commentator for USC games)
Lynn Swann, WR (ABC Sports commentator; ran for Governor of Pennsylvaniaand lost to incumbent Ed Rendell)
Petros Papadakis, RB (FSN commentator)
John Jackson (football), WR (FSN commentator)
Jason Sehorn, DB (In 2005, Sehorn joined Fox Sports Net, and is currently a panelist on their Sunday NFL pregame show)
Bob Chandler, WR (Los Angeles Raiders broadcast team)
Rodney Peete, QB (panelist on FSN's Best Damn Sports Show Period!)
From the field to the red carpet
John Wayne, OL (Hollywood movie star from the 1920s through the 1970s)
Ward Bond, T (Hollywood actor from the 1920s through the 1950s)
Aaron Rosenberg, T (Hollywood director of Mutiny on the Bounty)
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseumis one of the largest stadiums in the U.S. USC has played football in the Coliseum ever since the grand stadium was built in 1923. In fact, the Trojans played in the first varsity football game ever held there (beating Pomona College23–7 on October 6, 1923). The Coliseum was the site of the 1932 Summer Olympicsand hosted the opening and closing ceremonies and track events of the 1984 Olympic Games. Over the years, the Coliseum has been home to many sports teams besides the Trojans, including UCLA football, the NFL's Los Angeles Ramsand Raiders, and Los Angeles Dodgersbaseball, including the 1959 World Series. The Coliseum has hosted various other events, from concerts and speeches to track meets and motorcycle races. The Coliseum has a present full-capacity of 92,000 seats (almost all are chair-back seats). The Coliseum is located on 17 acres in Exposition Park, which also houses museums, gardens and the Los Angeles Sports Arena[http://usctrojans.cstv.com/trads/usc-m-fb-stad.html] .
Howard Jones Field/Brian Kennedy Field
University of Southern Californiafootball team practices on campus at Howard Jones Field, which was expanded in the fall of 1998 to include Brian Kennedy Field. In early 1999, Goux's Gate - named after the popular long-time assistant coach Marv Goux- was erected at the entrance to the practice fields.
Trojans in the NFL
USC has had more 1st Round
NFL Draftpicks (67) than any other team. 162 Trojans have been selected to the NFL Pro Bowl, a Trojan has played in all but two Super Bowls.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductees
Frank Gifford, HB (1977)
Ron Mix, OT (1979)
*Morris 'Red' Badgro, E (1981)
O.J. Simpson, RB (1985)
Willie Wood, DB (1989)
Anthony Muñoz, OT (1998)
Ronnie Lott, DB (2000)
Lynn Swann, WR (2001)
Ron Yary, OT (2001)
Marcus Allen, RB (2003)
*Bruce Matthews,OT,OG,C (2007)
Sam Baker, OT - Atlanta Falcons
Darnell Bing, S - New York Jets
John David Booty, QB - Minnesota Vikings
William Buchanon, WR - Oakland Raiders
Reggie Bush, RB - New Orleans Saints
Dominique Byrd, TE - St. Louis Rams
Chris Cash, CB - free agent
Matt Cassel, QB - New England Patriots
Chris Claiborne, LB - free agent
Shaun Cody, DT - Detroit Lions
Keary Colbert, WR - Seattle Seahawks
*Fred Davis, TE -
Kori Dickerson, TE - Detroit Lions
Sedrick Ellis, DT - New Orleans Saints
Justin Fargas, RB - Oakland Raiders
Gregg Guenther, TE - Tennessee Titans
Lawrence Jackson, DE - Seattle Seahawks
Dwayne Jarrett, WR - Carolina Panthers
Winston Justice, OT - Philadelphia Eagles
Ryan Kalil, C - Carolina Panthers
Norm Katnik, C - Minnesota Vikings
*Brian Kelly, CB -
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
David Kirtman, RB - Seattle Seahawks
Sammy Knight, S - New York Giants
Matt Leinart, QB - Arizona Cardinals
Oscar Lua, LB - New England Patriots
Deuce Lutui, OG - Arizona Cardinals
Daylon McCutcheon, CB - Cleveland Browns
Willie McGinest, LB - Cleveland Browns
Chris McFoy, WR - Oakland Raiders
Billy Miller, TE - New Orleans Saints
Chad Morton, RB - New York Giants
Carson Palmer, QB - Cincinnati Bengals
Mike Patterson, DT - Philadelphia Eagles
Troy Polamalu, S - Pittsburgh Steelers
Will Poole, CB - Miami Dolphins
Chilo Rachal, OG - San Francisco 49ers
Drew Radovich, OT - Minnesota Vikings
LaJuan Ramsey, DT - Philadelphia Eagles
Kris Richard, CB - San Francisco 49ers
Keith Rivers, MLB - Cincinnati Bengals
Frostee Rucker, DE - Cincinnati Bengals
Dallas Sartz, LB - Washington Redskins
Junior Seau, LB - New England Patriots
*Steve Smith, WR -
New York Giants
Lofa Tatupu, LB - Seattle Seahawks
Terrell Thomas, CB - New York Giants
Kenechi Udeze, DE - Minnesota Vikings
*John Walker, CB -
Chauncey Washington, RB - Jacksonville Jaguars
LenDale White, RB - Tennessee Titans
*Mike Williams, WR -
*Thomas Williams, LB -
Manuel Wright, DT - free agent
Justin Wyatt, CB - Arizona Cardinals
Radio flagship: KSPN 710-AM in Los Angeles
Broadcasters: Peter Arbogast (play-by-play), Paul McDonald (analyst) and John Jackson (sideline reporter)
Past broadcasters: Tom Kelly, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton, Tim Ryan,
Larry Kahn, Mike Walden, Chick Hearn, Petros Papadakis, Fred Gallagher and Mike Lamb, among the most recent USC radio broadcasters. Until 1995, radio station KNX AM-1070 in Los Angeles was the school's football flagship station. From 2001 to 2006, KMPC AM-1540 was the Trojan's flagship. Pete Arbogast will begin his 14th year as the radio voice of the Trojans in 2008.
Public address announcer:
Notesa. Note_label|A|a|none Hawaii invited PCC teams to play in the Poi Bowl at the end of the season from 1936 to 1939. Although the College Football Data Warehouse lists the game as a "College Division/Minor Bowl Game", the NCAA as well as USC's own official records list it as simply a regular season game at the end of the season. [ [http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/bowls/bowl_results.php?bowlid=238 Poi Bowl Games] , College Football Data Warehouse, "Accessed January 31, 2008."] [http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/usc/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/04-mg-137-211.pdf All-Time USC Record] , "2004 USC Football Media Guide", USC Athletic Department, pp. 156.] [http://www.ncaa.org/library/records/football/football_records_book/2007/2007_d1_football_records_book.pdf Official 2007 NCAA Division-I Football Records Book] , National Collegiate Athletic Association, August 2007.] Thus, in this article the game is not counted in USC's bowl record.
* [http://usctrojans.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/usc-m-footbl-body.html USC Athletic Department website]
* [http://www.USCRipsIt.com USCRipsIt.com, another official website of the USC Athletic Department]
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