USC finds its man in Clay Helton

Monday, November 30th, 2015

USC appears to have finally found a grown up to be its head football coach. After six years of searching following Pete Carroll's departure, the school's administration has realized that the man best-suited for continuing the legacy of Trojan football was in the building the entire time. That is why ...

Steve Sarkisian tweets support for USC football team

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

After first being placed on an indefinite leave of absence as the head football coach at USC, Steve Sarkisian was fired by the university on Monday for breach of contract. Since that time, he had made no public statements or issued a response to the firing through his agent. On Wednesday ...

Steve Sarkisian’s issues are no laughing matter

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

As the world found out on Sunday, USC head football coach Steve Sarkisian has been struggling with personal demons none of us can possibly understand. Whatever is happening in his personal life is nothing to laugh about and the reaction by some on the Internet after news broke was sickening. After ...

USC AD Pat Haden to boycott NCAA meeting in Indiana

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

USC athletic director Pat Haden has become the first NCAA official to publicly boycott Indiana over its controversial "religious freedom" bill. Haden, a member of the College Football Playoff committee, will not attend this week's meeting in Indianapolis as a protest against the law. The NCAA's headquarters are are in ...

Emails show NCAA was out of control in USC case

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

In June 2010, the NCAA hit USC's football program with the harshest sanctions since SMU received the death penalty in 1985. For years USC fans and administrators have contended that the NCAA was far too harsh in its punishment of the school's football program as a result of the Reggie ...

Josh Shaw admits to lying about rescue

Monday, August 25th, 2014

UPDATE: For two days now the world has been wondering just what happened on Saturday night when Josh Shaw claimed he rescued his nephew from drowning. We held off on writing anything about the incident until we had concrete answers because so many rumors were flying around. Now, it appears ...

Exclusive: Kevin Sumlin lobbied hard for USC job

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

On Saturday it was announced that Kevin Sumlin had signed a six-year extension to remain the head football coach at Texas A&M for the foreseeable future, sending a clear signal that he wanted to stay in College Station for the long haul. But Rumors and Rants has learned exclusively from ...

Video: Dr. Dre talks to USC football team before Stanford game

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Since Ed Orgeron took over as USC's interim football coach following the firing of Lane Kiffin, he has emphasized fun. Orgeron has treated his team to In-N-Out burgers, Roscoe's chicken and waffles and brought deserts back to the training table. He has also brought in famous fans to address the ...