USC Football: Pac-12 Media Day set for July 24th

Jul 26, 2011; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans coach Lane Kiffin (left) and quarterback Matt Barkley at 2011 Pacific-12 Conference media day at the Fox Studios Lot. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

The Pac-12 announced on Monday that the conference will host its annual media day on July 24th at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal City Walk. Each summer, the major athletic conferences host a media day where the head coach and an athlete representing each university answer questions from reporters regarding the upcoming season.

This year, the Pac-12 is changing things up an exciting way. For the first time, each school will be represented by not one, but TWO athletes!

Seriously people, get excited.

For USC, the Trojans will be represented by head coach Lane Kiffin, quarterback Matt Barkley, and safety T.J. McDonald. Both No. 7s will have the opportunity to shed some light on to what’s going on on both sides of the ball.

Here’s the list of the other teams, and who they plan on bringing:

PAC-12 SOUTH

  • Arizona: Coach Rich Rodriguez, Matt Scott (QB), Jake Fisher (LB)
  • Arizona State: Coach Todd Graham, Cameron Marshall (RB), Brandon Magee (LB)
  • Colorado: Coach Jon Embree, David Bakhtiari (OT), Douglas Rippy (ILB)
  • Utah: Coach Kyle Whittingham, John White (RB), Star Lotulelei (DT)
  • UCLA: Coach Jim Mora, Johnathan Franklin (RB), Tevin McDonald (FS)

PAC-12 NORTH

  • California: Coach Jeff Tedford, Keenan Allen (WR), Marc Anthony (DB)
  • Oregon State: Coach Mike Riley, Markus Wheaton (WR), Jordan Poyer (CB)
  • Oregon: Coach Chip Kelly, Kenjon Barner (RB), Michael Clay (LB)
  • Stanford: Coach David Shaw, Stepfan Taylor (RB), Chase Thomas (OLB)
  • Washington: Coach Steve Sarkisian, Keith Price (QB), Desmond Trufant (CB)
  • Washington State: Coach Mike Leach, Jeff Tuel (QB), Travis Long (DE)

This year each team is bringing a player from both sides of the ball, and a player that people actually want to hear from. In previous years some schools would opt to leave their superstar at home, which meant boring segments for everyone involved.

Also an interesting thing to note: T.J. and Tevin McDonald, of USC and UCLA respectively, will be the first brothers to represent the Pac-12 on the same media day.

Topics: Lane Kiffin, Matt Barkley, Pac-12 Media Day, T.J. McDonald, Trojans

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