I can say without hesitation that Jio Fontan, J.T. Terrell, and Dewayne Dedmon will all likely start for USC — but beyond that is a mystery.
I was driving on the 405 yesterday in Los Angeles when I received a call that Iowa State transfer Tavon Sledge was cleared to play this season for Iona, and I immediately came to this realization — the Gaels are more talented than they were last season.
Sometimes there’s nothing like a good road trip. Over the next 12 days, I’ll be traveling to different parts of the country visiting different programs, observing practices, and taking part in some really fun broadcasting projects.
Lane Kiffin’s squad is finally off probation and the Trojans look like they have all the requisites to once again compete for the the gridiron’s richest prize. But Kiffin isn’t the only coach at USC brimming with optimism.