USC Morning Links: Silas Redd Zone, Orgeron a Cornerstone? and more links

Is Ed Orgeron the Right Cornerstone for USC Football?

(Kyle Kensing | Bleacher Report)

USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron’s future with the program is uncertain. However, he’s using the present to invest in the Trojans’ future.

With his weekend free following a 38-31 Trojan win over Arizona, Orgeron told reporter BruceFeldman he was spending his time recruiting local prep football talent.

USC’s productive running game looks to live in the (Silas) Redd zone

(Gary Klein | Los Angeles Times)

USC’s plan was simple: Give the ball to Silas Redd.

Last Thursday against Arizona, the Trojans were backed up to their four-yard line with a seven-point lead and just over four minutes remaining.

Offensive coordinator Clay Helton was calling plays for the Trojans for the first time. But he never deviated. He called on Redd.

Seven consecutive times.

Trojans gear up for pivotal game against Notre Dame

(Luke Holthouse | Daily Trojan)

Coming off of an emotional 38-31 victory over Arizona in interim head coach Ed Orgeron’s USC coaching debut, the USC football team looks to take advantage of its extra two days of rest as it prepares to play Notre Dame this weekend.
The Fighting Irish, who finished the 2012 season ranked No. 2 in the nation, defeated the Trojans 22-13 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum last season to clinch a berth in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game.

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