I don’t care how much promotion Jim Mora did to get fans to the UCLA spring game or if he personally rented buses to bring in people, shouldn’t USC be disturbed that more people went to the Rose Bowl for the Bruins’ spring game (20,000) than the Coliseum for the USC game (15,000)?
And that’s even with the complaints about the cost of parking, food, etc., at the Rose Bowl.
The Trojans cracked this version of ESPN writer Mark Schlabach’s way-too-early preseason top 25 at No. 23. Oregon is No. 3, Stanford No. 5 and UCLA No. 19.
Yesterday I ran a quote from USC offensive coordinator Clay Helton in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“He performs at the highest level when the pressure’s at its most,” Helton said.
A reader points out Barkley threw 36 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions last season but if take away the Hawaii, Syracuse and Colorado games, Barkley had 20 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
The Trojans also went 4-4 in those toughest games. So is he better under pressure?
No surprise that wide receiver Marqise Lee would show up in this NFL.com list of 30 college football players to watch in 2013. But tailback Silas Redd and defensive end Morgan Breslin also made the list.
Lee is No. 3, Redd No. 19 and Breslin No. 29.