Answer Thursday!

Time to answer some reader questions.

Q: SCFTBL1 said:
Are there any plans to open some practices to the public and when is Salute to Troy?

A: I believe that one or more practices at the Coliseum will be open to the public before the season opener. I do not know yet when the Salute to Troy is scheduled.

Q: trojaned 66 said:
Any silent commitments you are aware of?

A: I’m currently aware of one silent commitment. That is less than usual, frankly, but one reason is the fact many recruits have already committed early to USC.

Q: oneohsixseven said:
What are the chances of a major overhaul at the Coliseum in the next five years? ie: Trojans play a year (or two) at the Rose Bowl, and the entire stadium is rebuilt around the Peristyle end… to make it more USC-focused, or to lure an NFL team, or to bring the Olympics, or…?

A: I know USC is willing to spend between $50-100 million upgrading the Coliseum. But I don’t think that would cause a closure of the facility or make it an NFL stadium. I’m not even sure USC wants that right now. And the Rose Bowl is overbudget on its renovation and delaying improvements so I don’t know if it would be wise to plan to play there either.
I think USC wants to make the Coliseum fan friendly with a college atmposphere. Regarding the Olympics, there is zero desire to put a track back inside the facility, which would only place fans farther away from the field.

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  • scidiot

    If they can build a temporary pool in Omaha for the Olympic Swimming trials they can figure our how to put a temporary track over the seats in the Coliseum for an Olympics. Unfortunately I think there are other US cities that have a leg up on LA. Chicago, Washington DC and even Dallas are probably better positioned.

  • dtksr1

    Not worried about silent committments either, but I am worried Kiffin will get out-recruited in linemen for a 2nd year in a row. You cannot run where there are no open holes and you cannot pass when you are flat on your back.

  • Trojanfan

    The O-line is not an area of concern…the interior D-line is a different story

  • miguelito

    I know how we can make the Coli more fan friendly…
    Dig it out of the earth and move it away from the ghetto

  • NJ Trojan

    Recruiting is in part a numbers game in which you have think in the long run, not the short run, especially on the OL. Are 11 guys enough in 2013 & 10 in 2014? If so the OL is not a concern. USC does need a big NT to place behind Woods but they have several players in line behind Uko. Of course that includes Tavai who is currently listed ahead of Woods. The critical thing for 2012 & 2013 is developing Woods & another NT.

  • FIFTY TO NOTHING

    Miguelita,

    Or you can stop being a pussy and not be so scared of garbage lying in the gutter and graffiti here n there. I’ve been going there for some time without incident. Why such a pansy? lmaoo

    50-0

  • ftfo2009

    “You can take the Coliseum out of the ghetto, but you can’t make the Bruins good at football.”

    -John Wooden