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The fallout from Salute to Troy continues to roll in and it seems like everyone has something to say. Max Meyer of Reign of Troy thinks USC has a maturity problem. Dustin Jacobs of Reign of Troy went so far as to say that it is obvious to him that Sark's alcohol problems result from the pressures of the job. Bill Plaschke of the LA Times thinks Sark has "gone up in flames". Steve Bisheff of WeAreSC.com says the blame also lands on Pat Haden for allowing double standards and holding the head coach to a lower standard. TMZ writes that according to a "high-ranking USC source" "high-powered alums and boosters" are calling the university demanding that Sarkisian be fired.
Alicia de Artola from Reign of Troy writes that some of this internet moral outrage is agenda driven and a little overblown. The Lost Angeles Blog writes (using quite a bit of profanity himself) that much of the backlash is just an attempt to gin up newspaper sales for a dying industry. CJ Pollard said Sark was a good guy and he still believes in him according to the LA Times.
CBS Sports is reporting that alcohol is banned from the locker room.
Ripsit Blog is reporting Sophomore golfer Sean Crocker reached the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur competition and the Women's soccer team is off to a strong start. Ripsit would also like you to get to know Zach Banner.
Colin Cowherd spoke with Scout about the Trojans' impressive depth.
Pat Forde of Yahoo ranks three USC games among the 25 most intriguing matchups in the country this season.
Tuerk, Cravens, and Jackson make ESPN's Preseason All-American team while Kessler, Tuerk, Cravens, and Jackson made ESPN's All-Pac-12 Team.
Our old friend Shotgun Spratling at Scout writes that Dom Davis was the only offensive highlight.
Lizelle Brandt of WeAreSC takes a detailed look at the Bryce Dixon court filings.
NBC reports that Trojan Alum Leonard Williams looked very impressive for the New York Jets.
Jason Song of the Los Angeles Times wrote a great piece about the Spirit of Troy.
Perhaps the most important position battle this offseason might actually be at kicker. Matt Boermeester and Alex Wood are competing to replace Andre Heidari. The Trojans were involved in quite a few close games last year, and the Pac-12 will be highly competitive this season, a clutch kicker can be the difference between a win and a loss. In college football that can be the difference between a shot in the Pac-12 Championship game, and agonizing defeat.
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