Five freshmen DBs, including Alabama's Minkah Fitzpatrick, could see the field this year.
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The 2015 college football season kicks off in a little more than 24 hours, marking the end of summers boundless sunny prognostications and the arrival of autumns cold, hard truths. Of 128 FBS teams, only eight will open the season ranked in the top 10 in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls and listed with odds of 25-1 or better to win the second edition of the playoff, according to Vegas Insider. From the back of the pack to the front, heres why each of the front-runners could ultimately fail.
Some of these ten bold predictions for the football season will make us look like geniuses while some of these will make us look like fools.
Coming off a 2014 campaign in which he emerged as one of the nation's most dynamic talents, Adoree' Jackson has been the star of USC's fall camp.
Trojans add an Aussie punter to their roster
Kessler kicking it up a notch
With the USC hype train leaving the station, can Cody Kessler live up to the expectations? Only time will tell, but for now, Athlon Sports ranks him one of the best QBs in college football.
Cody Kessler has seen it all during his time at USC, and is seeking some memorable moments on the field this fall.
Edwards says USC will Fight on to CFP
The second College Football Playoff may have a Trojan flavor to it. At least Brad Edwards thinks it will.
Phil Steele, "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris Fallica give their take on the USC Trojans. What is the best bet for their title odds, season win total and more?
A look at the players with something to prove at every Pac-12 South school, including Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon, who has to finish better.
The Pac-12/SEC matchup between Arizona State and Texas A&M tops the list of Pac-12 openers.
Grantland: 2015 Preseason Heisman Watch: The Dak Attack, a Bunch of Bucks, and the Sophomore RB Trio of Your Dreams
For the first time in three years, the previous seasons Heisman Trophy winner wont be back to defend his crown. As a result, this years race is shaping up to be historically wide-open. With the college football season mere days away, its time to heatedly debate the relative merits of the candidates in question, despite the fact that none of them has played a single down yet in 2015. Here, weve spotlighted 10 of them for your reading (dis)pleasure. Enjoy!
USC AD Pat Haden said he had "thoughtful conversations" with medical professionals and that "a lot of careful thought was given" before deciding on a course of action for coach Steve Sarkisian.
For the second season in a row, the USC Trojans enter Week 1 prep having to tune out the outside noise.
Of all the calls Steve Sarkisian has made in his brief career as USC's head coach, his decision to relinquish the play-calling duties is the best.
A few early thoughts from some of our writers on possible front-runners for the offensive player of the year.
Heading into Saturday's season opener, position coach Keith Heyward was effusive in his praise of what could be a deep and talented USC secondary.
A few early thoughts on possible frontrunners for the defensive player of the year in the Pac-12.
College football is back! If youve been too busy to keep pace with our full season preview, or just lost track of time during the most interminable offseason in sports, dont worry: Weve got your back. Consider this your conference-by-conference cram session, outlining the least you need to know about the Power 5 leagues to get back up to speed before Thursday's kickoff.
USC's Ronald Jones and Florida's Jordan Scarlett are among freshman RBs who could play big-time minutes this year.
With both of his calves cramping up, ESPN 300 offensive lineman and USC commit Frank Martin II was in obvious pain during a good portion of the second half of Santa Ana (Calif.
In ranking each Pac-12 program based on its strength at the quarterback position from current day and projecting out to 2017, it's clear Stanford is best at doing its homework.
The Trojans released their first official depth chart on Sunday night for the season opener on September 5 against Arkansas State.
USC vs Arkansas State Red Wolves
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - Sat 9/5