Live updates from beat writers at Pac-12 Media Day 2:
USC is promoting the hastag #AllinNOW as its motto or philosophy for this season. So what happened before? Wasn’t everyone all in then?
The first coaches’ poll is out and USC is ranked No. 10, behind Georgia and right ahead of Notre Dame. UCLA is No. 14. Oregon is No. 5. Full results of the poll here.
Live updates from beat writers at Pac-12 Media Days:
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For the first time since 2012, USC is picked to win the Pacific-12 Conference in the annual media preseason poll. The Trojans were selected by 21 voters to win the conference while Oregon received 17 votes.
Arizona State received three votes, UCLA two and Stanford one.
USC was also an overwhelming pick to win the Pac-12 South Division, with 32 votes. Arizona State received 7 votes while UCLA received six.
Full results after the jump:
Hawaii coach Norm Chow compared his starting QB, Max Wittek, to another former USC QB he coached, Carson Palmer.
“Max has tremendous physical skills, he’s very accurate, has great anticipation. He just needs to continue working on his footwork and staying alive in the pocket . . . But his anticipation with the ball and his understanding of defenses is where it needs to be.”