The Pac-12 just announced kickoff times for the first three weeks and there is a red flag for USC fans. The USC-Rice game on Sept. 3 will be on the Pac-12 Network. That’s a negative. Here’s the times: USC-Rice on Sept. 3 is at 3 p.m. USC-Stanford on Sept. 10 is at 4:30 p.m. and on ABC. USC-Fresno State on Sept. 17 is at 7:30 … Continue reading Warning: Lincoln Riley Debut On Pac-12 Network
USC coach Lincoln Riley wanted to beef up the defense after spring practice. Here’s who is coming in since spring drills ended: DL Sinjun Astani DL Solomon Byrd CB Jacobe Covington LB Eric Gentry S Bryson Shaw LB Carson Tabaracci Gentry is expected by some of the coaches to start immediately. Byrd might start and Shaw could easily start. That shows how big some holes … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Three Defensive Starters Joined In Spring?
When I talk to USC boosters, there is obviously optimism about the future. But if I hear complaints there are two things that keep coming up, one which I did not expect. Many complain they do not like the free-agency aspect of college football. This is not surprising because a lot of fans across the country are not thrilled with this. The other complaint I … Continue reading What Bothers USC Boosters?
Former USC tailback Kenan Christon is expected to transfer to San Diego State. Christon is from San Diego so a move back home makes sense. He is a loss because he didn’t just play football, he was a contributor on the track team. Christon also had explosiveness, which seemed to be lacking from most tailbacks at USC in recent years. But it seems like he … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Kenan Christon To San Diego State
It will interesting to see how Pac-12 coaches adjust to defending USC and Lincoln Riley’s version of the Air Raid. The past few seasons, defensive coordinators experienced success by dropping eight players into pass coverage. That is not going to work now, especially because Caleb Williams can run. Also, Riley is expected to run the ball better than previous coordinator Graham Harrell and frankly his … Continue reading USC Notes: Pac-12 Coaches Can’t Run Same Defenses
WINNERS Jordan Addison He comes to USC armed with a Biletinikoff Award and an NIL package worth $3.5 million. Life is good. Salute to Troy The football kickoff dinner is back, albeit in June. More revenue for the athletic dept. Rick Caruso The campaign is going so good he was at a local restaurant Friday night instead of an L.A. mayoral debate. Pac-12 No more … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of Week