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Weekend Links Roundup

It's only 147 days until football season... But who's counting?

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

This year's seniors technically haven't even graduated yet, but it's never too early to start talking about next season!

Spring practice has started up and there's already a lot to talk about. In this week's links roundup: we get a preview of the fierce Kicker battle, one Freshman is already making a big impression, Guards are now playing Tackle, and Lame Kiffin says some nice things about Sam Darnold.

Sam Darnold embracing expectations during spring - Usc - Scout

Our fearless leader talked to some reporters about embracing expectations, watching film, and how old Carson Palmer is.

USC special teams at crossroads

Kickers are boring - unless they're slaying lions with 46-yard game winners - but with Boermeester suspended, who will be the next golden leg(end)?

Is a freshman already winning USC's battle for defensive tackle? - LA Times

Marlon Tuipulotu is just 17-years old, and he might already be the freakiest athlete on the roster.

USC Football Spring Camp: Chris Brown, Roy Hemsley Swap Places

He was only sacked on 2% of his drop backs last season, but I'm down for anything to keep Sammy safe.

Kiffin: Sam Darnold Will be a Top Ten Pick | Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis | FOX Sports Radio

While he's probably right, just your friendly reminder that this is the same man who took Jamarcus Russell ahead of Calvin Johnson, Joe Thomas, Adrian Peterson, Patrick Willis and Darrelle Revis

Is tailgating Spring Practice a thing? Because I've got some serious Football Fever.

Fight On!