Trojan’s Worrying Lawsuit Trend and More USC Football News


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First Take… Perhaps it is just a byproduct of following USC more closely than other schools, but it seems as though the Trojans end up with an inordinate amount of former players suing the school for one reason or another.

Morgan Breslin’s lawsuit against USC, alleging that the school mislead him when guiding him towards a loss-of-value insurance policy which he ultimately was unable to collect, is the second suit against the university by an athlete this summer.

Just a few weeks ago Bryce Dixon filed a lawsuit attempting to overturn his expulsion from school for a sexual misconduct allegation.

And it was only in April that USC settled a lawsuit brought by Armond Armstead alleging Trojan doctors improperly administered painkilling drugs during his football career.

Going back to 2012, Stafon Johnson also settled a suit with the university over negligence in the weight room which led to life-threatening injury.

Breslin’s lawsuit will play out as it may, but that is a trend that should cause much more concern than the drama surrounding Steve Sarkisian’s Salute To Troy performance.

And Ten USC Football News Links…

  1. LA Times: Pat Haden stands behind his decision on how to handle the Sarkisian situation, saying he consulted medical professionals and others to draw up a plan to get his head coach right.
  2. Reign Of Troy: USC added a new player over the weekend — Aussie-style punter Chris Tilbey. Though he will likely redshirt this season, his presence could signal a change in the Trojans’ punt strategy.
  3. Reign Of Troy: We’ve got a first look at USC’s match up against Arkansas State, who happens to be the first team currently playing in the Sun Belt the Trojans will have faced ever.
  4. ESPN: People are generally happy that Sarkisian handed playcalling duties off to Clay Helton. Steve Bisheff calls it the best call he’s made in his USC career.
  5. ESPN: The Pac-12 blog’s roundtable predicting the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year features Devontae Booker, Jared Goff and, you guessed it, Cody Kessler.
  6. RipsIt Blog: What is Palinoia? It’s a Greek word meaning “obsessive repetition of an act until it is perfect.” It is also a motivational slogan for the Trojans this season.
  7. Ryan Abraham gets in depth with USC punter Kris Albarado, who credits strength coach Ivan Lewis with helping to improve his distance and consistency on kicks.
  8. Fox Sports: Adoree’ Jackson is USC’s highest rated player among Bruce Feldman’s ranking of the top 100 CFB players. He checks in at No. 10, while Su’a Cravens is No. 24 and Cody Kessler is No. 29.
  9. CBS Sports: Dennis Dodd predicts USC to face Michigan State in the Rose Bowl, picks Cody Kessler as one of three players in his Heisman watch, notes the Trojans’ Sept. 19 match up vs. Stanford and Nov. 21 contest with Oregon as part of the two biggest weeks in college football for this season and lists Viane Talamaivao on his All-Name team.
  10. Reign Of Troy: Keep up to date with your favorite Trojans in the NFL by checking out our round up of all the preseason Projan action this weekend.

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