I talked in Friday’s column how USC players would earn the Trojan helmet logo during spring practices.
Lincoln Riley calls getting the logo being “gold-plated.”
“Guys that aren’t gold-plated, you probably won’t have to worry about seeing on the sidelines,” Riley said Saturday.
Riley said the number of players who earned their helmet decal is in the low double-digits.
Riley was asked about high-school recruiting rankings, specifically defensive end Korey Foreman, who was a five-star.
“That means nothing once you get to college,” Riley said.
On the Trojans’ position groups, Riley said, “nobody’s been perfect, but nobody’s been horrible.”
Riley on his relationship with UCLA coach Chip Kelly.
“We’ve been on several Pac-12 calls together and coach and I have known each other for many years. He’s always been someone I’ve looked up to in the business.”