USC football season is less than a week away. Game week is finally here!
Here's some of the best USC football stories, tidbits and quotes from around the web about the current team, former Trojans and future members of the cardinal and gold:
2014 USC Season
- Our own Evan Budrovic joined TheUFanCast on BlockU.com to talk about USC/Utah -- Utah Football: 2014 Season Preview - USC - Block U
USC football will be all over the radio this season. Check out the entire 2014 Football Radio, Multimedia Plan.
With the season opener days away, Fresno State is still trying to get an NCAA waiver to allow Oregon transfer linebacker Tyrell Robinson to be eligible to play this season.
- #4Pac: Taking a look at the Pac-12's best wide receiver corps - ESPN's Kevin Gemmell argues for Nelson Agholor and company.
Agholor and three defenders made ESPN's cut for Pac-12 preseason all-conference.
- Rayshaun Haylock of FOX Sports says one of those defenders, Big Leonard Williams, will be the biggest impact player for USC.
"For all the talent he has, he works as hard or harder than anybody on our practice field. … He’s working to play beyond what his talent says he should play." -- Sarkisian considers Williams an overachiever: OCRegister
Michael Lev also gives 5 players USC can't afford to lose.
Chris Dufresne compares Bishop Sankey's numbers under Steve Sarkisian last year at Washington to a an old school Trojan running back in the LA Times' Super 16 college football countdown.
"USC is still going to run Student Body Right; it's just going to be more like Student Body Right NOW!"
Toa Lobendahn and Damien Mama could make USC history -- Gary Klein for Los Angeles Times
Justin Davis working to be a factor in USC's backfield - Recordnet.com in Stockton
How about some bold predictions? Jeff Bell believes there will be three USC Trojans will be first team All-Americans while Campus Insiders believes the Trojans will be searching for a new defensive coordinator after the season:
USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox will be a head coach four months from now. He’s ready, with the Trojans’ defensive effort in 2014 serving as the exclamation point.
Past Trojan Greats
Devon Kennard continues to make an impact for the New York Giants -- 5 things we learned at practice (8/20)
And here's video of a Kennard interception earlier this week:
- Kennard also stood out in the Giants preseason game this week -- Instant Analysis: Giants 35, Jets 24
- Unfortunately, fellow former Trojan Xavier Grimble isn't being predicted to make the roster with New York -- Giants 53-man roster prediction
- Another former Trojan took an unsportsmanlike penalty for the league's new abusive language crackdown.
- Former USC All-American Kenechi Udeze is using his battle with cancer as an inspiration now that he's the assistant strength coach for Pitt.
- Pacific Takes looks at USC 2015 commit OL Chuma Edoga from McEachern HS in Powder Springs, GA. -- Pac-12: Examining each program's top 2015 commit