Lincoln Riley proclaimed Caleb Williams fit for the Cotton Bowl.
“He is ready to go,” Riley said. “He has progressed maybe a little faster than what we anticipated. Certainly, very fortunate on our part that we had the opportunity to have a month, really, before this game. I mean, had it been even two weeks, I doubt he would have been available. And so that extra time has helped. And he’s practiced well really with no limitations, and we expect that he’ll play very well.”
And how is USC’s defense heading into its matchup with Tulane?
Alex Grinch said USC allowed 24 broken tackles in the Utah game and he’s trying to avoid a repeat performance Monday.
“We just evaluated that game, learned from our mistakes, and we’re doing everything we can to make sure we don’t repeat them,” free safety Bryson Shaw said. “We expect to make those plays. We don’t believe in getting lucky and getting the football popping out. We believe in making those plays happen and it’s something we really stress every day in practice.”