A trend has emerged in the past week regarding USC and fan interest:
- Last Friday the Salute to Troy kickoff dinner got a noticeably smaller crowd according to several people who attended the event.
- USC announced this week field-level seats are available for the first five home games.
- And yesterday, USC invited students to attend football practice. That is the type of thing you would more often see for USC basketball.
This USC season should be interesting because of some of the young players ready to assume major roles. But there definitely seems to be some skepticism and/or USC feels the need to drum up some interest as the season beckons.
Former USC president Max Nikias is no longer the chair of the College Football Playoff Board of Managers. He was replaced by Mississippi State president Mark Keenum.