It feels like its has been a hundred years since USC played a football game.
This season's arrival is more welcome than others have been...with all the turmoil and controversy surrounding the sport in the off-season getting to actually watch some games is welcome change.
Minnesota offers some challenges to USC's defense. But with the schemes simplified and with the game being at home I don't see USC losing. I also don't see them covering the spread.
Onto the links...
DBs prepare for Gray and the spread - ESPN Los Angeles
What do USC's defensive backs have to prepare for against a team running a spread offense like Minnesota?
USC football: Kiffin still concerned about O-line - The Orange County Register
Tweet Share While Lane Kiffin said he still hasn’t decided on a starting offensive line it does appear that sophomore John Martinez and junior Jeremy Galten will get the nod...
USC Coach Lane Kiffin is seriously worried about Minnesota - The L.A. Times
USC is coming off its worst season since 2001, but the Trojans are a three-touchdown favorite over Minnesota for the opener Saturday at the Coliseum.
USC's last banned season begins Saturday against Minnesota - The L.A. Times
The game at the Coliseum opens Lane Kiffin's second season as USC coach, and the Trojans' second year of a two-year NCAA bowl ban.
USC looks for Coliseum to become intimidating again, just as it was under Carroll - LA Daily News
Former USC coach Pete Carroll approached games with boyish enthusiasm but created a hostile mindset for home games that turned the Coliseum into a fortress during his nine years.