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Presenting the War Room - Behind the scenes for the search

Our Pac-12 Championship edition of the War Room has the inside details on what really happened with the USC coaching search, the latest on recruiting and how the team is preparing for Stanford.

More details of what is inside:

  • We address the rumors that Ed Orgeon was in talks to return to USC.
  • What sort of changes will be made to the USC assistant coaching staff after the season?
  • Were any potential head coaches actually interviewed?
  • What were the main reasons that Clay Helton was hired by USC?
  • Recruiting normally heats up at this time, but with the Trojans playing in the Pac-12 Championship game the staff stuck around and kept things local this week.
  • Now that USC has its permanent head coach, where do the currently committed prospects stand?
  • The Trojan coaching staff is lining up some official visitors for next weekend and there are some early enrollee possibilities.
  • After three years of losses to UCLA, the Trojans finally got fired up.
  • Even though Max Tuerk is lost for the season due to a knee injury, he is still doing his part helping his buddies on the offensive line out.
  • Plus plenty more!


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