Bowl guru Jerry Palm projects USC to win the Pac-12 . . . but not make the College Football Playoff. He has the Trojans playing Michigan State in the Rose Bowl. Full projections here. How mad would people be if that happened?
USC currently has only three scholarships left for the 2016 recruiting class. Five blueshirts are already on the team. Four players just signed scholarship agreements. And there are 13 committed players. That leaves three scholarships.
Does anyone seriously believe USC will merely add three more players? Someone will probably get dropped. Someone might decommitment. If USC only adds one more wide receiver, Theo Howard of Westlake, that means six of the 20 players who are not blue shirts will be wide receivers.
And if you include blueshirts, seven of the 25 are wide receivers. If USC adds Howard and say, Freddie Swain, eight of the 25 are wide receivers. What is this a 7-on-7 sport?
Isaiah :Langley thought he was going to redshirt but got thrust into the game at cornerback against Arizona State and delivered a strong performance.
“I had to grow up fast. I had to learn plays, learn my role, what I have to do on the field . . . I feel improvement every day of the week,” Langley said.
Here’s what Fox Sports analyst Joel Klatt said today about USC on the Colin Cowherd show:
“It’s a very talented team that’s not going to reach expectations. They aren’t going to win the South Division, they aren’t going to win the Pac-12, and that was the expectation. They’re just not tough enough.”