USC Podcast: RoT Radio Ep. 320 on the FCS feat. Trent Goodrich

Reign of Troy's USC podcast discusses the latest Trojan news.
Reign of Troy's USC podcast discusses the latest Trojan news. /

Reign of Troy Radio’s USC podcast returns with special guest Trent Goodrich to discuss the Trojans announcing their first FCS opponent and so much more.

MORE PODCASTS: Full Archive of Reign of Troy Radio

In a new 78-minute episode, co-hosts Michael Castillo and Alicia de Artola are joined by contributor Trent Goodrich to talk through feelings on USC’s FCS scheduling and Clay Helton’s standing among national coaches.

Having trouble? Download an MP3, or listen on Spreaker, Apple PodcastsGoogle Play and Stitcher.

What’s in store with this USC podcast:

  • Michael, Alicia and Trent start the show by running through some new reviews, then jump into the news.
  • Obviously, the big discussion of the week in Troy is FCS scheduling. Is it a problem that USC has scheduled UC Davis? What does it say about the Trojans and the management of the program?
  • Minor news nuggets include Reggie Bush’s status with USC, votes progressing the bill on student-athletes profiting off their own likeness through, watch lists and new season win total over/unders to discuss.
  • A tweet from Chris Low of ESPN created an interesting discussion over Clay Helton, who isn’t as bad as you might think against the AP Top 25 compared to the rest of his peers.
  • The mailbag this week features questions on national award candidates, position groups with questions in Fall Camp, preferred defensive schemes, USC’s recruiting prospects in the four and five-star range, and a fake (but not-fake) feud with the Peristyle Podcast.

It’s the perfect time to join the Reign of Troy Patreon! With Fall Camp fast approaching, Michael and Alicia will be previewing each unit with breakdowns of returning players and expectations for the coming season. And that’s just the surface of the bonus episodes you can enjoy as a RoT Patron. We’ve got “Throwback Thursday,” “Takes With Jake,” “2nd & Short,” “RoTBots Choice” and more available for your listening pleasure.

Go to to learn more and sign up.

Get in touch with the show and be a part of our mailbag by calling into the Reign of Troy Rant Line, 213-373-1872, and leaving a message with your thoughts, questions or comments. Our email is also open at Find us on Facebook and Twitter to shoot us a line as well.