Presenting the War Room

Our end of spring practice War Room takes you inside the USC football program to give you a glimpse of what you can expect from this team in 2017.

More details of what is inside:

  • The NCAA is reviewing some new rule changes that could significantly impact how USC recruits football prospects.
  • A defensive lineman who is no longer on the roster has a chance at returning for the Trojans this fall.
  • From time to time Nigeria-born Oluwole Betiku provides some perspective for his teammates.
  • Cameron Smith shares his thoughts on who the top defenders on this Trojan team are.
  • Tee Martin shares some thoughts on the receiver position battles.
  • Tailback Dominic Davis took a non-football blow to the head that kept him out of spring practice for a while.
  • Linebacker John Houston has stepped up his game this spring and making the most of his opportunities.
  • New activity in the Todd McNair lawsuit against the NCAA. Is an actual court date finally upon us?
  • Following the USC basketball team awards banquet, is there more optimism for next season?
  • Plus plenty more!


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