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Conquest Chronicles Apr 23, 2015

2015 NFL Draft: Javorious “Buck” Allen Draft Profile

Buck Allen is an every down back that can handle a heavy workload Draft Projection: 3rd or 4th round2014 Stats: 276att 1489yds 11TD 41Rec 458yds TDsize: 6ft 221lbs Strengths: Can cut on the dime and get up the field quickly. Has the ability to make defenders miss on the second level. Possess short area acceleration to escape potential leg tacklers. Does a great job at beating defenders around the edge to make something out of nothing. Simply put, Buck Allen can be an every down back that can handle a heavy workload in the NFL. Weaknesses: Tends to run upright and not with...
Conquest Chronicles Apr 22, 2015

Best fits for 2015 USC NFL Draft Prospects

USC has the most first-round picks all-time with 77 and should have one if not possibly two this year. USC could have 6-7 former Trojans drafted in this year's NFL Draft headlined by defensive lineman Leonard Williams. Here are some ideal fits for each player. DL Leonard Williams: Leonard Williams should be the first defensive player drafted in this year's draft. He is a dominant defensive lineman that will be a starter from day one and all-pro in the future. I know the Titans are interested in drafting a quarterback but with Andrew Luck in the AFC South, you need to have players that can...
Conquest Chronicles Apr 21, 2015

USC Football Head Coach Steve Sarkisian And Wife to Divorce

Steve Sarkisian and his wife are divorcing, Conquest Chronicles/SB Nation have learned. Conquest Chronicles/SB Nation has learned exclusively that USC football coach Steve Sarkisian and his wife, Stephanie, are divorcing. The following statement was provided from Coach Sarkisian via his reps: "It is our desire to protect the privacy of our children and each other. Our goal is to raise our children in a joint, cooperative style as caring and loving parents. Thank you for respecting our family’s privacy. We will have no further comment." According to his USC profile, the Sarkisians...
Conquest Chronicles Apr 21, 2015

USC Football 2015: running backs preview

Buck Allen has moved on to play football at the next level, but that does not mean the Trojans will struggle in the backfield. Our Newest writer Trajuan Briggs lets us know that the Trojans will be more than fine at running back. With USC's spring ball and winter workouts over, we can finally get a sense of how our 2015-2016 team will look this year. With hard hits, acrobatic catches, and unbelievable speed, the USC Trojans are aiming to compete with the elite of the Pac-12 and the nation. With so much news revolving around Mr.Everything Adoree' Jackson and the Trojans' talented group of...
Conquest Chronicles Apr 20, 2015

Blind Fan, Jake Olson, To Join USC Football Team

Jake Olson, who was born with retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer in the retina, was accepted to USC for the upcoming semester. Olson hopes to join the football team as a walk-on long snapper. Jake Olson has been part of USC for quite some time. The incoming freshman was born with retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer in the retina, that took both of his eyes by the age of 12. This didn't stop the avid Trojan fan from living his dreams. After hearing about Olson's battle with cancer, then head coach Pete Carroll invited Olson and his family to come meet the team. In 2009, Olson made the...
Conquest Chronicles Apr 17, 2015

Su'a Cravens named to 2015 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List

Cravens had 68 tackles, 17.5 tackles for a loss, five sacks, and three interceptions in 2014. Spring Practice just ended and LB/S Su'a Cravens has already been named to a preseason award watch list as he was named one of the 42 players on the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List Friday afternoon. Cravens had an excellent 2014 season as he was fifth on the team in tackles (68) and led the team with three interceptions. His 17.0 tackles for a loss were most by a defensive back in college football in 2014 and most by a non-defensive lineman in USC history since linebacker Markus Steele's 17 in 2000....
Conquest Chronicles Apr 17, 2015

Trojans Land Four-Star Recruit Melquise Stovall

The four star recruit out of Lancaster, CA announced his decision on twitter early Friday morning. It was just over a month ago that USC pulled in its best recruiting class since the Pete Carroll era. Led by players like Iman Marshall and Ronald Jones II the Trojans pulled in the No. 1 overall class according to Scout. Building off that class, head coach Steve Sarkisian has gotten off to a fast start for the 2016 recruiting class. The Trojans have already landed two top linemen in Frank Martin II and Nathan Smith. Early Friday morning the Trojans landed yet another top recruit in...
Conquest Chronicles Apr 16, 2015

Frank Martin II commits to USC

Martin II becomes the second offensive lineman in as many days to commit to USC. After landing a commitment for offensive lineman Nathan Smith on Wednesday, USC picked up their second offensive lineman in as many days as four-star OL Frank Martin II announced via twitter this morning that he will be a Trojan in 2016. Martin II, a product of powerhouse Mater Dei High School, has played mostly tackle in high school but can also played guard for the Trojans. In an interview with Scout.com this morning, Martin II said it has always been a dream to play at USC. "I'm a Trojan," Martin...
Conquest Chronicles Apr 15, 2015

USC adds four-star OL from Murrieta, California

Nathan Smith is a four-star OL on most recruiting websites. USC picked up a huge commitment in the class of 2016 this morning when offensive lineman Nathan Smith committed to USC over 30 schools that included Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, LSU, Miami (Fla.), Notre Dame, and others. Smith, a junior at Murrieta Mesa High School, is ranked as the No. 24 offensive tackle in the country according to 247Sports and becomes the first offensive lineman commit for the Trojans in next year's class. At 6'7" and 276 pounds, Smith will add more depth to the USC offensive line next year. Here...
Conquest Chronicles Apr 15, 2015

Replacing Nelson Agholor: Mitchell could be that guy

Steven Mitchell is finally healthy after two injury-plagued seasons at USC. When Nelson Agholor declared for the NFL Draft in early January, a huge hole was immediately created. Agholor led the Trojans with 102 receptions for 1,313 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014 and was quarterback Cody Kessler's favorite target. The decision to go pro by Agholor was expected but created the question of who would start alongside JuJu Smith in 2015? After spring practice, which concluded last Saturday, the answer might be redshirt sophomore Steven Mitchell. Mitchell has had a tremendous spring this year...
Conquest Chronicles Apr 13, 2015

Trojan Baseball Drops Series Set to UCLA

The Trojans find themselves on the wrong side of a 2-1 series defeat at the hands of the UCLA Bruins. The USC baseball team entered the weekend hoping to add to their already impressive resume. With a series win over cross town rivals UCLA, the Trojans would have cemented themselves atop the PAC-12 standings and in the heart of the national championship conversation. Unfortunately the No. 7 Trojans weren't able to overcome a solid squad in the No. 6 ruins. Game 1 The Trojans weren't able to dig themselves out of an early hole after the Bruins took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first...
Conquest Chronicles Apr 11, 2015

Browne and Mitchell shine in Spring Game

Offense beats the defense, 37-23. With Nelson Agholor leaving, who will be the number two wide receiver for the USC Trojans in 2015? The answer might be Steven Mitchell. Mitchell had a nice day during the Spring Game on Saturday as the USC offense defeated the defense, 37-23 before 22,788 fans at the Coliseum. USC's offense got on the scoreboard on USC's opening possession as Matt Boermeester nailed a 52-yard field goal. Boermeester is battling for the starting place-kicking duties along with Alex Wood after Andre Heidari graduated. Cody Kessler hit walk-on wide receiver Christian Tober...
Conquest Chronicles Apr 10, 2015

2015 USC Spring Game: A Spring Game We Deserve?

Thinking about a new type of spring game. The culmination of post-winter workouts happens at 3PM this Saturday when USC plays its spring game in the Coliseum. Manage your expectations on what you will see or learn about the team since the rules will be adjusted (similar to last year) to accommodate lack of healthy bodies or bodies in general thanks to the generous and well thought out sanctions levied against the Trojans by the NCAA. Thanks a lot, women's tennis! Since this will most likely be an exercise in acute, anticlimactic viewing let's say that tomorrow the NCAA dissolves after...
Conquest Chronicles Apr 10, 2015

Troy Polamalu is retiring after 12 years in the NFL

After 12 seasons, the eight-time Pro Bowler announced his retirement tonight. He was the ultimate competitor, leader, and teammate. Troy Polamalu was someone everyone looked forward to on Saturdays and Sundays as he would dissect opposing offenses and make plays that would leave you in awe. After 12 years in the NFL, Polamalu announced his retirement tonight according to the Herald-Standard. Coming out of Douglas High School in Winston (Ore.), Polamalu spent his first season as a Trojan in 1998 as a backup linebacker and safety. In eight games, Polamalu had 12 tackles and two sacks as USC...
Conquest Chronicles Apr 9, 2015

2015 USC Spring Game: Previews

Here is the latest roundup of the Trojan Spring Game previews Spring Game to Use Unorthodox Format Again by Hank Shaw, Reign of Troy "Obviously, we're just not exactly right where we need to be depth chart wise," said Sarkisian. "I would play a game if I could. I would love to split up teams and play a game. Split up the staff and do all that kind of stuff. We're just not there yet." Olajuwon Tucker, Nico Falah worthy of a look in spring game by Greg Katz, Columnist, WeAreSC.com "Both Tucker and Falah have been pleasant spring surprises, and both have made statements to not...
Conquest Chronicles Apr 8, 2015

Information regarding the 2015 USC Spring Game

USC's annual spring game will take place on Saturday at the Coliseum. USC will wrap up their spring practice with their annual spring game, which will be on Saturday at the Coliseum at 3:00 P.M. The past couple of years have been more of a two-hand touch scrimmage with the Trojans scholarship limitations but that all changes this year so you can expect a little physicality on Saturday. If you are unable to make the game, the Pac-12 Network will be broadcasting the game from 3-5 in the afternoon. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the stadium. USC will have some fresh new...
Conquest Chronicles Apr 8, 2015

Leonard Williams Tops Kiper's Big Board

Leonard Williams may be the best player available in the 2015 NFL Draft. It is no secret that Leonard Williams is an absolute stud, and barring some sort of bizarre turn of events he will be a top-5 pick in this year's draft. Mel Kiper Jr has put Williams at the top of his big board which is just a fancy way of saying he's the best player in this draft. Conquest Chronicle's Andrew McKagan reviewed film on Leonard Williams and had this to say: "The vast majority of NFL Draft analysts see defensive lineman Leonard Williams as a consensus top-5 pick. When you look at his...
Conquest Chronicles Apr 7, 2015

Congrats to Joey Kaufman

It has been a long time since I wrote a front page post here on CC. I hope the new site managers allow me to have a little creative license, as we have not formally met. Many of you old-timers know I left 18-months ago to focus on starting a new business. It could not have been a better move as things are humming along nicely. I have many fond memories of writing for SBN on CC. It was a labor love since CC was founded by me and DC Trojan in 2006...but when it was time, it was time. One of the people that helped keep things humming was Joey Kaufman. Joey wrote for us while he was a student at...
Conquest Chronicles Apr 7, 2015

USC Baseballs Enters Big Weekend

The Trojans will take on UCLA in a three game series this weekend with first place in the PAC-12 and bragging rights on the line. Although the Trojans have defeated the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country this season, no matchup is more important to USC baseball than this upcoming weekend. Crosstown rivals UCLA will make the 20 mile trek to USC's Dedeaux Field with first place in the PAC-12 and bragging rights on the table. The Trojans defeated then No. 8 UCLA back on March 8th in the final game of the Dodgertown Classic by a score of 8-4. Coming off two walk-off wins over Vanderbilt and...
Conquest Chronicles Apr 7, 2015

Lamar Dawson is finally healthy after recovering from an ACL injury

Dawson hasn't played in a game since October 19th, 2013, but is having a nice spring and could fill a huge hole during the 2015 season. Lamar Dawson was supposed to be the next great USC linebacker. He was going to become the next Chris Claiborne or Willie McGinest or the late, great Junior Seau. As he arrived on campus in the summer of 2011, Dawson just finished an illustrious career at Boyle County High School in Danvillle (Ky.), where he led his team to the 2010 State 4A Championship. USC had just lost Malcolm Smith and Michael Morgan to graduation and Dawson was expected to come in and...

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