If you’re looking for a weakness with UCLA, a Pac-12 coach who played the Bruins tells me it’s in their receiving corps.
“They’re just an average group,” the coach said. “DTR doesn’t like to wait in the pocket, so if you can cover them a little bit, he’ll start running.”
- One change with the USC defense is safety Bryson Shaw made his first start of the season last Friday, replacing Jaylin Smith, who had started every game this season. Smith played so presumably he is healthy.
- The USC-UCLA game is officially a sell out (capacity 70,865). Guess they didn’t want to remove any more tarps.
- L.A. Times columnist Bill Plaschke predicted today UCLA will defeat USC, 42-35. That probably will please those of you rooting for the Trojans because of his famous 2001 column that proclaimed, “Los Angeles clearly belongs to the Bruins.”
- As I said this morning, there was a lot of buzz Juju Watkins would commit to USC and she just did.