USC Podcast: RoT Radio Ep. 285 on USC vs. Oregon State Fallout


Reign of Troy Radio’s USC podcast returns to breakdown the aftermath of USC’s 38-21 win over Oregon State, featuring your calls, emails, tweets and more.

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In this 92-minute episode of Reign of Troy Radio, co-hosts Michael Castillo and Alicia de Artola look back at the Trojans’ trip to Corvallis, what it meant at the time and what it means for the future.

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What’s in store with this USC podcast:

  • After musing over the likelihood of USC keeping their presidential Rose Bowl streak alive, Michael and Alicia sit back and enjoy the Rant Line reacting to the Oregon State win. That prompts another discussion: Have there been any memorable moments from the 2018 season?
  • Turning the page to take about the latest news from around USC, the injury report this week is less-than-ideal with leading receiver Michael Pittman and shutdown cornerback Iman Marshall both in doubt.
  • Both co-hosts share their thoughts from the Oregon State game, trying to sort out the positives from the offensive performance while balancing frustrations with the defense. Plus a bonus debate about Vavae Malepeai’s fumble.
  • This week’s game of Over/Under went Alicia’s way once more, even if the Reign of Troy Pick ‘Em is not. The RoT Crew reviews the results.
  • The mailbag was full with questions from listeners via email, tweets and calls. Topics include…
    • The likelihood of Clay Helton leading USC to the Rose Bowl.
    • Casual wide receivers and downfield blocking.
    • Palaie Gaoteote’s involvement now that Cameron Smith is back.
    • The truth of the offensive line performance.
    • Night games, the playoff and more.

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As always, you can join in the show by calling the Reign of Troy Rant Line, pre-game, postgame or midweek, at 213-373-1872. Leave you message and we’ll feature it in the weekly Rant Line montage or in the mailbag.

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