What’s Bruin Show (176) – USC, UCLA Football talk on the Crosstown Podcast

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In episode 176 of ‘What’s Bruin Show’, we welcome the hosts from Reign of Troy to discuss USC and UCLA football as we enter the 2018 season in Part 1 of the Crosstown Podcast.

In this latest episode, hosts Bill Shirley, Jake Merrifield and I welcome Alicia de Artola and Michael Castillo from Reign of Troy for our annual preseason ‘Crosstown Podcast’ as we discuss, USC and UCLA football as we draw closer to the start of the season.

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We start off with some headlines as I discuss the latest happenings around UCLA sports including UCLA women’s soccer, Men’s basketball, and a few football notes. Alicia follows that up with a few recent articles from Reign of Troy surrounding USC football.

We then start our roundtable discussion about the UCLA-USC rivalry with a focus on the Trojans. We ask the hosts of RoT about what to expect from Clay Helton and Co. come this fall.

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***Note: We discuss UCLA football in Part 2 of the Crosstown Podcast as Reign of Troy asks us questions about UCLA. That episode will be distributed through their feed. We will provide the link when it becomes available.

We start our talk by asking RoT what they think about Helton and his perception among the Trojan faithful. Despite winning a Rose Bowl and a Pac-12 Championship, some fans are waiting for the heat to be turned up on his seat.

USC lost three very important offensive weapons from last year. We ask our guests if they believe this year’s squad can produce the same results from 2017 with so many key losses.

The Trojans also have a lot of talent on their team so we find out who Michael and Alicia’s favorite USC players are, or as we call them on the What’s Bruin Show, the “Magic Men”.

We also discuss what USC’s outlook for 2018 is. Are they Playoff contenders? Will they flop?

We then finish the show by having Reign of Troy pick UCLA’s 2018 record. They were fair. Fair-ish.

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All of this and more in Episode 176 of the podcast you all know and love, the What’s Bruin Show.  Be sure to subscribe to WBS on iTunes. You can also listen via Podomatic.com and Stitcher.