USC Podcast: RoT Radio Ep. 256 More Jack Jones Drama


Reign of Troy’s USC podcast returns to talk about the unfortunate turn in the Jack Jones saga, Pac-12 bowl news and more.

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Co-hosts Michael Castillo and Alicia de Artola talk through Jack Jones’ arrest for burglary, the Las Vegas Bowl’s new home and more in this 100-minute episode.

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What’s in store with this USC podcast:

  • Michael and Alicia open the show chatting about Austin, Texas before diving into the big topics of the day.
  • Chief among those is the burglary arrest of former USC cornerback Jack Jones. What did Jones do? What legal ramifications does he face? And does Clay Helton need to answer for the slate of criminal missteps by Trojan players?
  • With the news that the Las Vegas Bowl will move to the new Raiders’ stadium, could the Pac-12 soon have a juicy SEC matchup in their bowl tie-ins. Michael isn’t getting his hopes up.
  • Keeping it in the conference, did the Pac-12 make the right move to bar 5-7 teams from participating in bowl season?
  • Bill Connelly’s USC preview on Football Study Hall is out, so Michael and Alicia sneak a peak at the Trojans’ win projections for 2018. Is 8.2 wins predicted too high, too low or just right?
  • The show finishes up with a look at the mailbag featuring questions like:
    • Predicting the 2018 USC team awards
    • Does USC need a flashier brand?
    • Have the Trojans have less big leads in the fourth quarter lately?
    • Was Reggie Bush a net positive or negative?
    • What USC tradition annoys you?
    • Who will step up in Jack Jones’ place?
    • Which quarterback will win the starting job?
    • And much more.

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