USC Podcast: RoT Radio Ep. 354 on athletic department changes

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 discuss the firing of three senior athletic department members and so much more.

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In an 82-minute episode of Reign of Troy Radio, co-hosts Michael Castillo and Alicia de Artola take a look at USC’s athletic department changes, Ed Orgeron and ESPN’s questionable all-time player rankings.

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What’s in store with this USC podcast:

  • The show opens with a discussion of cheesecake, but the big development of the day takes center stage in the news segment: USC has fired Steve Lopes, Ron Orr and Scott Jacobson, three high-level officials in the athletic department. What does that mean for the Trojans?
  • Kedon Slovis was named a first team Freshman All-American while Way-Too-Early Top 25s are mixed on the Trojans going into 2020. How can expectations for USC be balanced between excitement for the QB and skepticism of everything else?
  • Monday night’s national title game ended with Ed Orgeron being crowned, which obviously sparked discussion over the former USC assistant’s past with the Trojans. Also, ESPN revealed their list of the 150 greatest players in college football history. Michael and Alicia explore the decidedly flawed ranking.
  • As always, the show closes with a mailbag hitting on the athletic department firings, forgotten football scandals, hypothetical money to spend, win-loss projections for 2020 and more.

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