ESPN's Todd McShay believes USC QB Cody Kessler will become the Trojans' coach in 30 years and win Coach of the Year honors in 2045. Trevor Matich on the other hand thinks Todd's son Tate will win the award after learning about the game from his father.
Here are five takeaways from the Trojans 55-6 victory over Arkansas State in the season opener at the Coliseum. 1. Nice to have depth again After several seasons of reduced roster depth due to NCAA sanctions, the Trojans took advantage of increased depth by substituting early and often while rarely seeing any drop-off in production.
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One of the most consistent participants in the volunteer throwing sessions that have been taking place this winter at USC has been third-year sophomore quarterback Max Browne, who, along with players such as Cody Kessler and JuJu Smith, help organize the workouts.
It was an important, face-saving kind of moment, a definite stop-the-cardinal-and-gold bleeding kind of game. Forget the fact that a depleted, injury-riddled Notre Dame team was just a shadow of its storied, shake-down-the-thunder self.
Not to put a damper on USC's growing November enthusiasm or anything, but what exactly did that 44-17 bludgeoning of Washington State prove? The honest answer is not much, other than demonstrating that the Trojans are great at beating up on Pac-12 cream puffs.
1. Was the Colorado win the breakout game the USC offense was looking for? Garry Paskwietz: It was definitely the most dynamic game of the season, and I think a lot of USC fans -- and coach Steve Sarkisian -- would describe that dynamic element as the biggest missing piece of the offense to this point so by that standard you can say it was a breakout kind of game.