We are expanding! . . . Now onto the links.
On the site today, Trajuan Briggs previews the Trojan's Saturday match up against the Oregon Ducks, and Nick Dempsey recaps the men's basketball victory over Monmouth. Meanwhile, Julian Lopez points out a few Oregon players to watch, and the main site sees USC back in the top 25 College Football Playoff rankings.
Lots of chatter about the Trojan's interim head coach around the web this week. ESPN asks if USC should take the 'interim' label off of Clay Helton's title, and Mark Whicker of the LA Daily News writes that the Trojans need not look any further than the man already doing the job. Bill Plashke's column over at the LA Times seems to agree as well.
The LA Times also writes about the unique situation of JuJu Smith-Schuster, who almost attended Oregon and will have to face the team this Saturday. But his attendance will be greatly appreciated, especially amidst a rising count of team injuries. Reign of Troy reports that Tre Madden, Leon McQuay, and Viane Talamaivao all missed practice yesterday.