Podcast | USC Overtime: USC defines its season in the Pac-12 championship game


Bill Plaschke and Zach Helfand discuss how the Pac-12 championship game was a neat encapsulation of USC’s season: sometimes frustrating, closer than it needed to be and, ultimately, a victory.


  • What did athletic director Lynn Swann say about Clay Helton?
  • Will Ronald Jones II go pro — and if so, will he play in USC’s bowl game? Will Sam Darnold?
  • What does Helton think of USC’s playoff chances?
  • If they don’t make the playoffs, what bowl game might the Trojans play in?
  • And how did USC stop Stanford on the goal line?

Plus, we’ll take your calls, and you’ll hear interviews with Helton, Jones and Chris Hawkins.

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