Episode 27 is now live!! Make sure to click the link in our bio to listen
Episode 27 is now live!! Make sure to click the link in our bio to listen
QB BATTLE - To be honest, neither Fink or Sears truly impressed. Both QBs struggled to deal with the pass rush and had inconsistent ball placement. They each had their moments, but those moments weren't enough to separate themselves. While Sears has the bigger arm he's struggled more with accuracy and both quarterbacks threw numerous interceptions and couldn’t consistently make the right reads at game speed. Sears certainly has more arm talent, but it's simply far too erratic at this stage. Fink has shown off his”veteran” knowledge, makes quicker reads and currently holds a small lead in the race but JT Daniels has been watching from the sidelines all Spring... P.S. if you haven’t noticed already, posts aren’t going to be nearly as frequent as before for the off-season but we are planning to pick it up again once the season nears. But of course, we will also be sure to post if anything major happens in this period and give our insight or opinions. In the meantime, keep fighting on✌️
BENNIE BOATWRIGHT RETURNS for his Senior season. Always a talented scorer with a beautiful stroke, Bennie looks to finish his career with a bang after another injury riddled season. This time he will be expected to be the man for the USC offense with the departures of 3 starters (Metu, McLaughlin, Stewart). Bennie showed improvement on defense last season, and there's no question he's hungry to bring the Trojans back to the TOURNAMENT. ✌️
Which teams did everyone pick for their All or Nothing Series? Here is who we picked
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BIG RECRUITING NOTE: While the hoops season ended on a sour note, USC basketball hired ERIC MOBLEY, father of two 5 Star recruits. With Metu, Jmac, and Stewart all leaving, the Trojans will be without 3 starters, and in need of a refuel. This is where the 2 Mobley brothers can help. Both have announced the Trojans as their leaders in the past week, and both project to be impact players at the college level. Isaiah, the older brother in the class of 2019 is a 6'9 forward that can block shots, but also handle the ball and score from anywhere on the court. He's ranked as the 22nd overall player on 247sports. His younger brother Evan, a skilled 6'10 big with terrific potential is ranked 4th overall in the 2020 class. If USC can land both, they could be a formidable duo for the future that can take USC hoops to the next level. Enfield will recruit, and the program may be primed for another rise ✌️
Trojan basketball is back TONIGHT, playing Western Kentucky. Winning the NIT could bring much needed momentum for the future. On another late but great note: J'raan Brooks RECOMMITS to USC. Although the decision to leave us out of the tournament stings, we now have a big man in our 2018 class once again, which is huge with the expected loss of Metu and Boatwright after this season. Thus, it was key to get a big man in this class, and J'raan is our guy. At 6'8, 215, he is not your athletic PF that will dunk all over or your Bennie Boatwright lights out shooter, but he is your traditional bruiser that goes hard in the paint and wins you those rebounds. He also has incorporated a mid range jumper, which adds a different dimension to his game. Let's hope he will have a similar effect to Jordan Usher this year, especially since our bench is so sparse in the foward position. Welcome back J'raan and FIGHT ON
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USC SQUEAKS BY UNC ASHEVILLE 103-98. Let's face it. We should have lost this game, and it would have been flat out embarrassing. Thank goodness we were able to pull it out, with the effort of 24 points and 19 rebounds on Rakocevic and clutch three pointers from J-Mac to keep us in the game. No Chimezie Metu really hurt us and likely will prevent us from winning the whole thing, but onto the next game against Western Kentucky, who had a very convincing win against Boston College. Shout out to the boys who fought hard and wanted to win badly today
Next Episode is coming up on March17th! Spring is in full swing and we want to know, which conference you want to hear about! Let us know!
In this episode, the guys discuss the article published on the Intercept about the NCAA saying student athletes should not be paid because they are apparently prison labor. Here is a link to the Article --> theintercept.com/2018/02/22/ncaa-…s-unpaid-prison/ The guys then discuss Texas A&M making a trophy for a future national championship for Jimbo Fisher... Confident aren't they? "UCF: We're the 2017 National Champions College Football World: Ok UCF, sure ya are Texas A&M: Hold my beer" Episode link ---> https://soundcloud.com/…/episode-24-soo-let-us-get-this-str… Give us a follow and review Twitter @ReadOPTPodcast Instagram @readoptionpodcast Itunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-r…d1271025049?mt=2 Website: thereadoptionpodca.wixsite.com/website Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Google Phone (385)404-4667 #NCAA #Intercept #TexasA &M #Aggies #PayingSA
USC 2019 RECRUITING NUGGETS Another year, another recruiting class. The Class of 2019 Recruiting class is gonna be a very, very good one. And with 25 scholarships to offer this time around, expect an absolute monster class next February. However, keep in mind that many of these rankings are not solid at all and that these are early projections. Nevertheless, here's the early scoop. ONCE IN A GENERATION PLAYER: I'm not going to lie. Our defense is extremely solid. We have almost everything, whether it be depth in the LB or the DB departments. However, the one thing that we lack is an elite pass rusher. Kayvon Thibodeaux is exactly that player. A top 6 player on all recruiting sites, and the no.1 recruit in the 247sports composite, the Oaks Christian standout is an absolute freak athlete at 6'5 235. He is best known for coming off the edge with freakish speed and finishing plays. However, he is also an elite student, boasting a 4.0 GPA and striving for a Business degree. USC is perfect in that the Marshall School is one of the best for business along with an elite football program. Though programs such as LSU are getting a sniff, we look very good for this stud athlete. OL PLEASE: The one area that I thought was especially weak in this class was the OL, as we only brought two players in the 2018 class. Early on however, we seem to be looking good for a few players, such as Sean Rhyan, Jonah Tauanu'a, and Malaesala Aumavae-Laula, who are all high four stars. The staff knows this position is a priority, so do not be suprised if we land all three of these guys in addition to one or two more. MATER DEI: Last year, we flexed the Mater Dei - USC connection by bringing in both Amon-Ra and JT Daniels. This year looks like it's going to have a similar outcome, as we lead early for must get athlete Bru McCoy, who can play anywhere on the field. Also, Sean Dollars, Jerimiah Cridell, and Keyon Ware-Hudson. Though not all may come, expect at least three to end up in C&G to continue this pipeline. Check back tomorrow for part 2 of the 2019 preview! Sorry for the lack of updates as it's been a quiet period, regardless thanks for all the support. FIGHT ON.
USC DOWNS COLORADO 75-64. While the Trojans show promise without star Bennie Boatwright and beat a very tough Colorado team away from home, the main news from the day was that DeAnthony Melton had officially announced that he will not be returning to the team and will turn pro. This is a huge loss, but one that is not surprising. USC more than likely was not going to let DeAnthony play ever again, and this was a good decision made for him in the future. The theme from the school and athletics department has recently been focused on protecting the school's image first over their athletes justice. Currently, we are 20-9 with two more games to go including ones against Utah and UCLA. Now, if we go 2-0 and win at least one game in the Pac-12 Championship game, we should be a lock for the tourney. However, anything less and we will have to repeat as a play in team. Two players that are going to need to step up throughout this stretch is Nick Rakocevic and Jordan Usher. They have literally carried us through wins throughout the past 10 games and with the win tonight, may be picking up momentum to propel us to a strong finish. Be sure to stay tune for basketball updates as well as our first 2019 recruiting update for football coming very soon. Nothing but best wishes for De'Anthony who has a case for being the most talented player in recent USC history. He was a Swiss Army knife on the floor, reminding some of Dwyane Wade. Melton was a first round prospect before the suspension, with strong upside offensively and defensively. He will now look to convince NBA front offices with his strong work ethic.
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SUSPENDED: True freshman and former 5 Star Joseph Lewis was suspended indefinitely from the team following felony charges stemming from charges of domestic abuse. Judging by the way administration has handled similar cases in the past, if the allegations are true, Lewis’s time as a Trojan is finished. Details are sparse at this moment so please reserve judgment until more facts come to light. This is a terrible situation for everybody involved but the coaches rightfully showed no toleration at all for such behavior. In addition, three star Center Cole Smith has medically retired from the program. A player who was expected to be the main backup center last year, Smith has decided to retire due to patella dislocation, which is a real shame. Comment your thoughts on these losses to the team.
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THURSDAY: The time has come to show them who runs the state. It's time to #BeatCats and send UofA back to Tucson with their tails between their legs! 😿 Come to College as we join @asu_alumni to give you the ultimate Sun Devil pregame party! The event starts at 4 pm and you won't want to miss a minute of the fun! 🍻🏀😈 ABSOLUTELY NO WILDCAT GEAR PERMITTED 🚫 (Photo: @pixelmandan)
JOHN JACKSON III COMMITS TO USC. Does that name sound familiar? Well, it's because he's the son of former Trojan and NFL wideout John Jackson. One important thing to note is that this is a walkon opportunity, and he needs to earn his scholarship when he gets on field. However, getting a three star as a walk on when he has 14 actual offers is an absolute steal. Fight on John! Carry the Trojan legacy ✌️
Isaac Taylor Stuart COMMITS to USC! With a 4.25 40 and a long 6'2 frame, ITS is a huge addition, joining Olaijah Griffin as the future of the SC secondary. With ridiculous upside and a hungry mentality, get ready for some SPEEEED. Fight on Isaac!
USC LANDS STAR ATHLETE DEVON WILLIAMS. Though it wasn't a sure thing, we knew that the visit for Devon was very good. We finally got the big athlete receiver that we have been looking for, as Devon's athleticism will help him win jump balls every time. Dang, what a day so far, and it's gonna get even better. Welcome Devon, and fight on ✌️✌️
USC LANDS 5 STAR CORNER OLAIJAH GRIFFIN! A one time UCLA commit, Griffin is probably our most important recruit today as he adds depth at CB, a position of major need. He will play a big role this season as a main backup if he does well, who knows what's next? Welcome Olaijah and fight on ✌️
Solomon Tuliaupupu COMMITS to USC! The proud owner of the Butkus Award as the nations top HS LB, Solomon is a huge addition to our STACKED collection of 6 LB commits. The Mater Dei connection reigns as he joins his teammates, Amon Ra St Brown and JT Daniels. Hopefully he can bring his leadership and talents to the field and make make an impact for years to come. Fight on Solo!
RECRUITING QUICK HITS National Signing Day is tomorrow, so there's not much time! Here is a quick post to update you guys on what has been happening behind the scenes. Tuli Leti: Flipped to UW Elijah Winston: COMMITTED to us today, takes up the Tuli spot. Staff plans on using him as a DE in the future. Isaac Taylor Stuart: Things are looking very nice 🙂 Solo Tuiliapupu: Still the heavy favorites but UCLA has made a late push. I see it as smoke but others do not. Olaijah Griffin: Almost a gurantee to be a Trojan. Penei Sewell: BAMA is out. It's a USC vs Oregon battle. Oregon leads, but USC has made up a lot of ground in the dying hours. Michael Ezeike: Another player that I expect to be a Trojan. The OV over the weekend went very well. Devon Williams: Going with my gut, I say Devon to USC. However, it won't be surprising at all if the Ducks sign his talents. MYSTERY WALKON RECRUIT: WR, Legacy. Wants to be a Trojan, but no spots left for a scholly. Will he take the full ride somewhere else is the big question. Yes, I know it's not the usual indepth post. BUT leave a comment with any questions, and we WILL answer you. Thanks...... and FIGHT ON! What are your thoughts on Helton's contract extended to 2023?
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✌🏽935 Receiving Yards 8TDs ✌🏽36 Rushing Yards (5 carries) ✌🏽Fever the night before the Superbowl 💍SUPERBOWL STATS ✌🏽9 receptions for 84 yards ✌🏽1 rush for 9 🙌🏽Agholor broke out this season following 2 horrible campaigns to begin his career. He had more yards and TDS in the regular season than the previous year combined. He could be on his way to a pro bowl soon. Fight on Nelly
NCAA player of the week Noah Dickerson was a beast in the UW win over Arizona! #toughertogether @uw_mbb @uwathletics #uwbasketball #basketball #basketballneverstops #basketballcoach #basketballcoaching #basketballislife @ncaasports @_ncaa__basketball_ @pac12conference @pac12basketball #pac12 #pac12afterdark #basketballteam #buzzerbeater @canoncps @canonusa #sports #sportsphotography #sportsphotographer @seattle_visit #seattle #universityofwashington @ndickerson15 #noahdickerson
All eyes on Dominic Green as he launches his game winning shot! #toughertogether @uw_mbb @uwathletics #uwbasketball #basketball #basketballneverstops #basketballcoach #basketballcoaching #basketballislife @ncaasports @_ncaa__basketball_ @pac12conference @pac12basketball #pac12 #pac12afterdark #basketballteam #buzzerbeater @canoncps @canonusa #sports #sportsphotography #sportsphotographer @seattle_visit #seattle #universityofwashington @dominic_j_green
Always the class act: Coach Romar congratulations his former players as they celebrate their dramatic buzzer-beating win! #toughertogether @uw_mbb @uwathletics #uwbasketball #basketball #basketballneverstops #basketballcoach #basketballcoaching #basketballislife @ncaasports @_ncaa__basketball_ @pac12conference @pac12basketball #pac12 #pac12afterdark #basketballteam #buzzerbeater @canoncps @canonusa #sports #sportsphotography #sportsphotographer @seattle_visit #seattle #universityofwashington @coachromar
WOW!!!! Coach Hopkins reacts to Dominic Green's buzzer beater over #9 Arizona last night! #toughertogether @uw_mbb @uwathletics @coach_hop @coachhopcamps #uwbasketball #basketball #basketballneverstops #basketballcoach #basketballcoaching #basketballislife @ncaasports @_ncaa__basketball_ @pac12conference @pac12basketball #pac12 #pac12afterdark #basketballteam #buzzerbeater @canoncps @canonusa #sports #sportsphotography #sportsphotographer @seattle_visit #seattle #universityofwashington
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FOL RECRUITING NEWS: NSD inches closer and closer and the rumors are heating up. Here is a quick breakdown of the recent whispers. KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE :)Olaijah Griffin: From what we've been hearing, all USC even after taking OV's to different schools. However, the process is still not done and he still has to take one more OV to Auburn. For now though, he is a Trojan. 🙌Isaac Taylor Stuart: King of the Athletes. ITS is still not solid anywhere, but after his OV to Alabama, it seems that he is trending to be a Trojan by many national pundits. With an in-home before his OV to Tennessee, USC has made up a lot of ground and put us in a good position to land his signature on NSD. However, this is another wait and see. 😤Solo Tuliapupulu: Solo has been a Trojan favorite for a long time now. However, one red flag that has occured this weekend is that there was a “ “secret” OV from a linebacker to USC. Now, the timing is very confusing, as USC would not take 6 LB's in this class, yet they allowed one more to OV. One rumor suggests that Solo may be heading elsewhere due to this, but I still think he ends up a Trojan and this may be a scare for nothing. 😐Penei Sewell: Penei is the least likely major target to end up a Trojan. However, this does not mean that we should quell all hopes. Thanks to our commits, we have made up a lot of ground in the Polynesian Bowl, and he had a "Trojan grilling" during the entirety of that week. However, I still believe it will come down to Oregon and Bama, with Oregon as the favorite. 😶Tuli Letuligasenoa: Put this on flip alert. Tuli most likely will be a UW player come NSD. With an OV this weekend, all the flags point to Tuli becoming a Husky. Though it is not a major position of need, we sure could use him. 😁 Devon Williams: Another wait and see with Devon. He had a good OV with Oregon, but like stated before not groundbreaking. I'd put the chances at 60-40 favored Oregon right now. 😕 CB Julius Irvin recently committed to UW. Want more recruiting tips before NSD? Make sure to follow- things are HEATING up.
Exciting win last night over Arizona State! I love the passion & grit coach Hopkins brings to the UW hoops program! #toughertogether @uw_mbb @uwathletics @coach_hop @coachhopcamps #uwbasketball #basketball #basketballneverstops #basketballcoach #basketballcoaching #basketballislife @ncaasports @_ncaa__basketball_ @pac12conference @pac12basketball #pac12 #pac12afterdark
A FOL UPDATE: Recruiting season is in its peak so there is a lot to cover with the limited space we have to write. Here are a few updates that have brewed within the last couple of days. *Keep in mind that these are tentative😶 COACH KU GONE: One my personal favorite coaches in coach KU is rumored to be gone. Earlier this week, he had an interview with the 49ers and it seems that he will take that offer. Not only this, our sources tell us that he was unhappy within the coaching staff and that was a main reason for his departure. This is a huge hole for coaching and recruiting, as I felt coach KU was he me or the best coaches beside DMac. ☹️ FLIP ALERT: Watch out. Tuli Letulugasenoa is going to be taking a late visit to UW next weekend. And yes, this is not your typical "enjoying the process" visit. There is legit stock to this, especially since Coach KU will be leaving. This is a huge miss, as Tuli is your space eating NT that is not easy to come by. 🤞Devon Williams: the coveted "do it all" athlete just went through his visit in Eugene. Let's not skirt the facts, it was solid, but by no means a home run. Considering the momentum, I believe he has a good chance to end up a Trojan. It's going to be an NSD nail biter. 🔥Cornerbacks: we have three cornerbacks in mind, and we lead for all three. Let's start off with Dr. J: Julius Irvin. He announced today that he will be commiting on Wednesday. Now, Bama has made a late push on this one, but I expect Irvin to ignore the noise and be a Trojan. Olaijah Griffin is still solid to us, but Saban is again making another late push for him. Would not put too much stock for him. For ITS, well, there have been a lot of different sources telling us other things. But all point to one thing: there is a great chance that he stays home, especially because of the distance. However, there is still a lot of time until NSD, so make sure to keep an eye out for more updates from FightOnLive ✌️ Hoops has now won 6 straight and 8 of the last 9. A win over Arizona on Feb.10 could push the Trojans to no.1 in the PAC.
NOT TODAY: USC defeats Stanford 69-64 in a hard fought hoops battle. Long time no see hoops! Quick update with our program: we are 16-6, and 7-2 in Pac-12 play(topped off with a win tonight at home against Stanford.) Now, I know what you are thinking. We were top 10 in the preseason, what happened? Well, the team had to cope with injuries and the absence of key players. DeAnthony Melton has been suspended for the rest of the season, and many players have been going in and out from the lineup. Despite this, we have seen the team grow. Key players that have been stepping up are Jonah Mathews and Jordan Usher, who have been providing the scoring and energy that was missing at the beginning of the season. As is, Joe Lunardi has us as a 10th seed in the tournament, which we thought was impossible after the bad loss to Princeton. However, look for that to change later, as we have been picking up the rhythm, especially against the Arizona schools. Keep up with hoops, hope remains!
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Sam's gone. Next man up! But who? Here are the three possibilities to take the helm next season. 👹 Matt Fink: The oldest out of the group, Fink is actually the rawest and the underdog to win the job. Reading practice reports, it's been said that Matt is decent at the short ball, but still has a lot to learn throwing wise. Although he knows the playbook very well, he still shows hesitation and indecision that is not starting QB caliber. He is not even the fastest runner, though he has a great initial burst. I'd put him as the least likely to become the starter, though you never know with Clay Helton and seniority. 😴Jack Sears. Out with the old, in with the new. Many believed that he will be the starter for the 2018 season, but that prediction has been put in doubt. However, I do believe that he will be given the keys come next season. Why? Well, in practice, Jack has been said to be more athletic than Fink, and also has a very nice deep ball. However, the one aspect where he needs improvement is decision making and the playbook. Sound a bit familiar (hint Sam). Not only this, but he is a student of the game, as he spends countless hours training and hitting the weight room. Don't quote me on this, but I have a feeling that San Clemente comes through one more time. 🙌 JT Daniels. The new boy. The second coming of Barkley. Three and done. We've heard it all about the Gatorade player of the year. However, let's take a step back before calling him the guaranteed starter. Yes, he has all the tools. Yes, he can run. Yes, he is a proven winner. However, all that needs to translate to the next level in training camp or it’s the next man up. Now, JT comes in during the fall season, as he did not enroll early in order to finish up classes. That makes a huge difference in preparation, as usually QB's use that time to familiarize the playbook and get used to the team. As nice as JT is, I don't think he can get in sync with the limited time that Fall practice is. However, I will say that if Fink or Sears are not playing too well come week 4 or 5, expect to see JT to be slotted right in. Who do you guys think will be the starter? Comment below 👇👇