USC Podcast: RoT Radio Ep. 321 on Imatorbhebhe out, new media guide in

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 to break down the Trojans’ new 2019 media guide, featuring the departure of Daniel Imatorbhebhe, new freshman numbers and so much more.

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Co-hosts Michael Castillo and Alicia de Artola are back with a 66-minute episode this week discussing the latest news around USC football, most of which revolves around the newly released media guide.

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What’s in store with this USC podcast:

  • Michael and Alicia, low on sleep and recording late at night, open the show discussing the joys of caffeine before getting to the news.
  • USC dropped their 2019 media guide on Monday and it contained one big news nugget: Daniel Imatorbhebhe is no longer on the Trojan roster. How big of a loss is that for the team?
  • The media guide also included some interesting bios for the trio of quarterbacks who are in the running for the starting job. Alicia thinks they mean something, Michael does not. Debate ensues.
  • USC’s freshmen have officially been assigned new numbers, so the RoT Crew run them down and discuss, along with some notable position updates.
  • As always, the arrival of Fall Camp means new policies for people attending practice. No surprise, Fall Camp practice are once again closed to the public this year. On the plus side, media will have full access to fill you in, but once in-season practices begin that access will be reduced. That’s a concerning trend.
  • In this week’s mailbag, Michael and Alicia answer questions on what people see in JT Daniels, impressions of Josh and Daniel Imatorbhebhe, transfers from USC who we wanted to do well and one of the best emails we’ve ever gotten discussing the perception of Clay Helton compared to other coaches around the country.

On Monday we dropped a special preview of our Patreon-exclusive Fall Camp position previews. If you enjoyed that, we’ve got more where that came from. Become a Reign of Troy Patreon for access to the entire 10-part series breaking down each Trojan unit.

And the bonus content doesn’t stop there! The start of Fall Camp will bring the return of Alicia’s “Practice Carcasts” giving you the scoop on everything that happens at Howard Jones Field. Then get “Inside the Scrum” with new episodes hearing directly from players and coaches.

As always, the Patreon also includes “Snap Take” episodes covering breaking news, “RoTBots Choice” with discussions chosen by the listeners and so much more.

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