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Presenting the War Room

This week in the War Room we have plenty of details and thoughts on the USC athletic director search, recruiting news, baseball and more.

More details of what is inside:

  • Plenty behind the scenes information about Pat Haden’s retirement, President Max Nikias’ involvement in the new athletic director search and search firm director Nicholas Brill’s recent visit to USC.
  • What is the story behind Austin Thomas returning to USC?
  • Information about the developing recruiting plan for USC, including junior day strategy.
  • We chatted with new USC defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast at the USC basketball game about his strategy for the Trojan defense.
  • Some background on a relatively new high school that is churning out a ton of football talent just a few miles away from USC.
  • The Trojan baseball team gets rolling tonight and we have all the details for you.
  • Plus plenty more!


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