USC opens practice tomorrow and today brings back Media Day, which will feature a whopping 28 players.
This feels like a Lincoln Riley idea because USC hasn’t really done media days in recent years as the previous publicity regime often did as little as possible.
Everything seems planned out, which also leads me to believe Riley is involved. For example, Caleb Williams and Shane Lee, who were at Pac-12 media day, will not be at USC media day.
And only 10 of the players are transfers, which cuts down a little bit on the prevalent offseason angle that USC is basically a team full of transfers. Of course some of the highest-profile transfers will be in attendance: Tailbacks Travis Dye and Austin Jones; wide receivers Jordan Addison, Brenden Rice and Mario Williams and cornerback Mekhi Blackmon.
There’s too many new guys expected to start to completely ignore their presence.
Another transfer in attendance will offensive lineman Bobby Haskins, who didn’t participate in spring practice.