USC is going to allow 5,000 fans at its spring game on Saturday at the Coliseum.
The 5,000 will consist of family members, guests and fans. Football season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets.
How many season-ticket holders will want to go? That’s a key question.
Now here’s the other twist: Clay Helton has turned the spring game into a glorified practice in recent years.
But this year the game will be four 12-minute quarters of live contact play. It will be televised on the Pac-12 Network at 1 p.m.