Tirebiter’s Morning Byte: Robert Woods and the Vikings, Plus Other USC Links

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Vikings Draft Targets: Robert Woods Buzz Grows At The Last Minute (Dan Zinski | The Viking Age)

If there’s one particular player generating last minute draft buzz for the Vikings it is Robert Woods. Mel Kiper has given Woods to the Vikings in his final mock draft. Other national writers are fueling the fire by connecting Woods to the Vikings. Greg Bedard, who will soon join the SI staff as a football writer after years covering Green Bay and then New England, said this on Twitter:

Introducing Andy Enfield to His New Roster (Seth Rubinroit | Galen Central)

Terrell’s polarizing playing style elicited several distinct responses. “No, no, yes!” might have been heard coming from the student section after Terrell pulled up and made a deep three-pointer in transition. “No, no, $%@& no!” could have been thought by former coach Kevin O’Neill as Terrell’s shot selection buried him deeper and deeper into O’Neill’s dog house. “Yes, yes, yes!” seemed to be interim coach Bob Cantu’s mindset as he gave Terrell the freedom to display his offensive talents.

Trojans will be under lights again at Notre Dame (Gary Kline | LA Times)

USC’s visit to Notre Dame in 2011 marked the Fighting Irish’s first night home game in 21 years. Two years later, the Trojans once again will be under the lights at Notre Dame Stadium. USC’s Oct. 19 game at South Bend, Ind., will kick off at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be televised by NBC, the schools announced Wednesday.

USC Football Recruiting: Where Are the Interior Defensive Linemen in 2014 Class? (Rick McMahan | Bleacher Report)

In a year when there are limited high school standouts on the inside, USC is finding few to extend offers to. As of this writing, only three defensive tackles—as listed by Scout.com—have been offered scholarships by USC.
Of those three, only Tashon Smallwood, listed as Scout.com’s 11th-best prospect at his position, has given USC his verbal pledge to play for the Trojans. However, this is not to say that USC has been inactive recruiting defensive linemen. Unit coach Ed Orgeron, who is also USC’s recruiting coordinator, has extended offers to 13 players listed as “defensive ends” according to Scout.com. And within that group, five of those players are 270 or more pounds, which means they could likely slide inside to play either a nose or tackle position.

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