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Trojan Tidbits, 3/10/120: USC’s new defense, Bru McCoy, and recruiting flops

Fans are chomping at the bit to see Bru McCoy on the football field.

NCAA Football: U.S. Army All-American Bowl Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Tuesday, everyone.

Welcome back to Trojan Tidbits. This is where we round up all the news from the weekend or day prior on YOUR USC Trojans.

We have a nice mix of football and basketball news for you today. So dive in and enjoy!

Linebacker Kana’i Mauga talks Tite Front and tackling

“Junior linebacker Kana’i Mauga was a steal for USC in the 2018 recruiting class, but after being moved back and forth from outside ... ”

USC Spring Camp’s Most Anticipated No. 2: Bru McCoy—144783874/

“The former 5-star prospect and Texas transfer will be the most watched player in USC’s 2020 spring camp.”

NFL Draft: Landing Spots for Michael Pittman, part 5

“As the 2020 NFL Draft in Las Vegas, Nevada draws nearer, USA TODAY Trojans Wire thought it would be fun to take a look at some potential and ideal landing spots for different Trojans.”

Ranking the Top Recruiting College Football Flops of the Past 20 Years

“As the nation’s top-ranked pro-style quarterback out of Sammamish, Washington, in the 2015 class, he seemed primed to eventually be the Trojans’ starting signal-caller during a time at which they were expected to be the Pac-12’s best.”


“In these moments, Nnamdi, his older brother is there. With him. In his chair, in his locker. On the whiteboard, on the door. Inside his sneakers, inside his jersey. Onyeka can feel it. Feel him.”

Pac-12 Basketball: 2020 conference tournament preview and predictions

“During the 2019-20 Pac-12 Basketball season, multiple teams found themselves rising and falling in and out of the AP Top 25 Poll each week. Teams struggled to win on the road, but many also peaked at the right time to finish off the regular season strong. The race for the top of the Pac-12 was so tight, that four teams were trading off the top spot after each game played in the final two weeks.”

Bleacher Report’s 2019-20 College Basketball All-American Teams

“Plenty of blue bloods are represented on the second and third teams, and it was tempting to include two players from Kansas on the first team. Still, the distribution of talent across the national landscape was a bit weirder than usual and sets the table for what should be a wild NCAA tournament.”

USC invests in supporting Helton rather than replacing him

“Mike Bohn took over as athletic director at Southern California on Nov. 7. His first major assignment was to assess the state of the football program and determine whether Clay Helton would continue to be the Trojans’ head coach.”

USC freshman Onyeka Okongwu snubbed from Pac-12 freshman of the year award

USC’s Angie Annelus is determined to lead the Trojans to another track title

“It comes easy to redshirt junior Angie Annelus — noticing when a young runner is nervous, giving encouraging words. As a leader for the USC women’s track team, her support is constant for the underclassmen thrust into roles of responsibility on a young team.”