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USC Trojans Football 2016: Preseason Player Spotlight, Steven Mitchell Jr.

A rising freshman in 2015 Mitchell Jr. looks to take the next step this upcoming season. With talent rampant at the wide receiver position in 2015, sophomore wideout Steven Mitchell Jr. was a player who flew under the radar. Even still, he put up productive numbers and remained a reliable source of production. Catching 37 passes for 335 yards and four touchdowns, Mitchell Jr. proved to be a steady target for a torrid Trojan passing attack. Mitchell Jr. started off the season strong, catching four passes for 32 yards and a touchdown in the season-opener against Arkansas State as the Trojans...
Conquest Chronicles May 24, 2016

USC Trojans Football 2016: Adoree' Jackson could play 8-10 Offensive Snaps a Game

In an interview with SI Clay Helton broke down the math for how many snaps Adoree' Jackson could play on offense every game. In a recent interview with SI.com's Pete Thamel, Clay Helton said that he hopes to get Adoree’ Jackson involved in six-to-eight offensive plays a game. "Usually you're going to get—if we can hold [an opposing] team—the average in college football is [playing] about 68 [snaps] on defense. So, you get 12 extra plays. Now, is that six returns and six touches on offense? We held it to about a six- to eight-play series last year, a package we took into every game....
Conquest Chronicles May 23, 2016

USC Trojans Football 2016: Preseason Player Spotlight, Cameron Smith

Heading into the fall, Smith looks to assert himself as one of the top linebackers in the country. An imposing force at the inside linebacker position, sophomore Cameron Smith is ready to add to his list of accomplishments after what was a successful freshman year. Any doubts about him needing time to adjust to the college game were quickly put to bed, and now in year two, he looks to prove that he is not just a flash in the pan. After enrolling at USC early in the spring of 2015, Smith got right to work and quickly found his niche within the defense. He started at the position for the...
Conquest Chronicles May 22, 2016

USC Trojans Football 2016: Preseason Player Spotlight, Ronald Jones II

After a successful freshman campaign, Ronald Jones II is hungry for more in 2016. As the Trojans begin the 2016 campaign with a new coaching staff and influx of talent, finding players that can bring continuity to the program will be important. One of the players that can do so is sophomore running back Ronald Jones II. He enjoyed a very successful freshman campaign last season, rushing the ball 153 times for 987 yards and eight touchdowns, and looks to build upon that success in ’16. "Late- bloomer" would be an adequate term to describe Jones. In the beginning of the season, he...
Conquest Chronicles May 21, 2016

USC Trojans Football 2016: Preseason Player Spotlight, Zach Banner

Zach Banner looks to anchor the Trojan offensive line in 2016. The offensive line for the Trojans is perhaps one of their deepest positions in 2016 and leading the charge will be offensive tackle Zach Banner, a redshirt senior. Once a basketball player for the Trojans as well, it is safe to say that he has found his niche on the gridiron as he looks to solidify his reputation as one of the elite tackles in college football. Starting his third season at left offensive tackle, the 6-foot-9, 360-pound Banner is an All-American candidate. The 2015 campaign was his second starting at the left...
Conquest Chronicles May 20, 2016

Traveler Hates Thursdays Podcast Episode 40: Preview With The Enemy, Alabama

Saman and Will kick off their season preview (and offseason distraction campaign) by talking to RollBamaRoll.com editor Erik Evans (@gothlaw) about all things Crimson Tide. It doesn't look good for the USC Trojans. As always, listen/subscribe on iTunes and listen on soundcloud. Follow us on Twitter @THT_USC, @samandjabbari, and @Will_Robinson_.
Conquest Chronicles May 20, 2016

USC Trojans Football 2016: Preseason Player Spotlight, Max Browne

Max Browne aims to lead the charge under center in 2016. Max Browne has certainly come a long way. Once only put into games for mop-up duty, the rising redshirt junior is now being put into the starting quarterback conversation. It will be between him and freshman Sam Darnold for the starting job under center and although both possess tremendous skill, Browne may have the edge at the position in terms of experience. Being put into games during what many like to call "garbage time" in 2015, Browne was able to put his skills on display. His best game of the season came in the opener against...
Conquest Chronicles May 20, 2016

USC Trojans 2016 Running Backs Preview with Mark Rogers TV

We spoke with Mark Rogers TV about what to expect from the USC Trojans running backs in 2016.
Conquest Chronicles May 19, 2016

USC Trojans Football 2016: Preseason Player Spotlight, Darreus Rogers

Darreus Rogers looks to become a vital piece in the Trojan offense in 2016. After a promising 2015 campaign, senior wide receiver Darreus Rogers will look to make the most of his final year. Although he did not post eye-popping numbers, he still was a key piece of what was a deep and explosive Trojan offense, catching 28 passes for 289 yards and three touchdowns. Now, Rogers looks to take on a bigger role and keep the good momentum going from 2015. Catching two passes for 24 yards in the program’s 55-6 season-opening win over Arkansas State, he showed a little bit of what he could do....
Conquest Chronicles May 19, 2016

USC Trojans recruiting: Elite 2018 Linebacker Palaie Gaoteote Updates Recruitment

Four-star linebacker and top 100 overall player in the class of 2018 Palaie Gaoteote talked to us about his recruitment and his interest in USC. Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada is used to producing top division one talent. It's also used to those said D1 talents receiving heavy interest from the USC Trojans and once again, that's the case with 2018 stud outside linebacker Palaie Gaoteote, who is a top Trojan target on the defensive side of the ball in 2018. Although Gaoteote is drawing in national interest from the likes of Michigan, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, USC will...
Conquest Chronicles May 18, 2016

Adoree Jackson and Cameron Smith Make Lott Trophy Watch List

The duo are among this year's nominees for the Lott Impact Trophy On Wednesday, the 2016 Impact Trophy Watch List was announced and junior cornerback Adoree Jackson and sophomore inside linebacker Cameron Smith made the cut. The Lott Impact Trophy honors defensive players who display excellence in character and performance. Jackson as Trojan fans know, is a man of many talents and he displayed it last season. Carrying the duties of cornerback, returner, and wide receiver, he was the program's first three-way player in two decades. He showed his versatility in the '15 campaign starting 12...
Conquest Chronicles May 18, 2016

USC Trojans alum Chris Brymer, Ken Stabler, Anthony Davis, Football, and CTE

Chris Brymer went from professional football to homelessness. Friends and loved ones believe he has CTE and needs help, but are not sure how. I don't know what Christmas it was. But it was a great one. My neighbor friend and I had asked our parents for the same exact gift; he wanted a Los Angeles Rams football uniform, and I wanted one of my favorite team, the Oakland Raiders. We both circled the item in a Sears and Roebuck Christmas catalog so our parents would be sure to get it right. They did. On that Christmas morning, my friend Robert showed up at my door, with his Rams helmet in...
Conquest Chronicles May 17, 2016

USC Football 2016: 5 Breakout Players to Watch

As we wait for the football season to kickoff here are 5 USC Trojans to keep an eye on in 2016 Every year there are a few players who breakout. There are those that finally reach their potential, and others that burst onto the scene. Here are five players that have the opportunity to breakout in 2016: TE, Daniel Imatorbhebhe USC intend to involve their tight ends in the offense much more in 2016, and 6ft 4" 225lb Daniel Imatorbhebhe will be a key component. The sophomore sat out last season due to NCAA rules after he transferred from Florida, but he is already beginning to make his presence...
Conquest Chronicles May 17, 2016

USC Trojans football Recruiting: Underrated defensive end Jacob Lichtenstein reacts to offer

USC handed out a scholarship offer to three-star defensive end Jacob Lichtenstein on Monday. We spoke to Lichtenstein in regards to this big offer. Three-star strong-side defensive end Jacob Lichtenstein of Cypress Bay High School (Fla.) has been dying for an offer from the USC coaching staff. Monday afternoon was certainly a great time for Lichtenstein as the 240 lb. giant defensive linemen reported a USC offer via Twitter. Blessed to receive an offer from USC!! ⚜⚔ #PAC12 #Trojans @RyanBartow @Corey_Bender @njrivals1 pic.twitter.com/CgDtkHFgcj — Jake Lichtenstein⭐️ (@BigLichh)...
Conquest Chronicles May 13, 2016

USC Trojans Football 2016: Preseason Player Spotlight, Juju Smith-Schuster

Juju Smith-Schuster could have an amazing year for the USC Trojans in 2016. Any fears about a sophomore slump for wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster were quickly dispelled from the beginning of the 2015 season. After putting together a solid freshman campaign in 2014, in which he caught 54 passes for 735 yards and five touchdowns, the positive momentum shifted into the 2015 season. Beginning the season against Arkansas State with a four-catch, 89-yard performance which included a touchdown , Smith-Schuster gave the fans an early indication that he was about to have a monster season. He would go...
Conquest Chronicles May 12, 2016

Traveler Hates Thursdays Podcast Episode 39: May Duldrums

This was recorded on Monday night and there's truly less and less to discuss. So Saman and Will cover the USC Coliseum renovation website (ooooh!), the Trojans winning the first ever women's beach volleyball NCAA Title, and Texas A&M's terrible assistant coach Aaron Moorehead. Follow us on Twitter @THT_USC, @samandjabbari, and @will_robinson_. Listen/download/subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud.
Conquest Chronicles May 12, 2016

USC Trojans Football 2016: Breaking Down Two Max Browne Touchdowns

It is time for some film study USC hired two new coordinators in 2016 -- Tee Martin on offense; Clancy Pendergast on defense. As such, they will have a slightly different look and approach in offensive and defensive philosophy this year. The recent spring game provided us with our first clear look at the 2016 version of USC. So, we’re going to take a closer look at a select few plays from this year’s spring game, and break them down. We’re going to start with a play that the Trojans ran twice during the scrimmage, which resulted in two deep touchdown passes from Max Browne. The first...
Conquest Chronicles May 11, 2016

USC Football Recruiting: Trojans in great position to land five-star duo Tate Martell and Tyjon Lindsey.

Five-star consensus top five quarterback prospect Tate Martell is now back on the market after what became an ugly breakup with Texas A&M. He along with Tyjon Lindsey are heavily considering USC. Just recently, USC's probable top target at the quarterback position, Tua Tagovailoa, committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide leaving the USC QB board for the 2017 recruiting cycle in shambles. Sure the Trojans were showing some interest in some other recruits, but Tagovailoa was without a doubt the number one guy at that position, until five-star Tate Martell decided to reopen his recruitment...
Conquest Chronicles May 9, 2016

Traveler Hates Thursdays Podcast Episode 38: Laremy Tumble

After the 2016 NFL Draft, Saman and Will rehash the horror Round 1 was for Laremy Tunsil, hit on all the USC Trojans that got grafted, and examine Lane Kiffin's social media presence in horror. Sorry for the delay on this. Follow us @THT_USC on soundcloud and Twitter!
Conquest Chronicles May 9, 2016

The Pac-12 Network might be a failure

The Pac-12 Network needs help, that was evident during the conference basketball tournament a few months ago and nothing seems to be getting better. When it comes to NCAA sports television networks, the Pac-12's tournament games are the least accessible to viewers. Leading up to and during March Madness, only eight out of 11 conference games were carried on the network. Semifinals, with the exception of one, are aired on FS1. Pac-12 has no major media partners because it doesn't have a broadest distribution agreement. According to the The Post Game, Pac-12 only reaches 12 million homes,...