USC Morning Links: Orgeron's Future, Trojans Peaking and other links

Orgeron Can Stake Claim vs Stanford
(Gary Paskweitz | ESPN.com)

The honeymoon period began in the Coliseum on an emotional night against Arizona where the Trojans hung on for a victory and quarterback Cody Kessler spoke impassioned postgame words of praise for Orgeron. It was the first sign that something really different could be going on.

Ed Orgeron’s evolution could mean future with USC football
(Dan Wolken | USA Today)

There was nothing Ed Orgeron could do about the messy ending at Ole Miss, about the pain of watching players he recruited win under another coach, about the Southeastern Conference chewing him up and turning him into a mumbling caricature, which hurt far more than he ever publicly let on. When you fail as spectacularly as Orgeron failed at being a college head coach, you pretty much disappear, and you don’t ever expect another chance.

Trojans peaking as Bears hit bottom
(Bruce Jenkins | San Francisco Chronicle)

They ran like wild stallions across the Memorial Stadium field, unimpeded and free, to the point where the USC Trojans looked a bit like their powerhouses of old. By day’s end, Saturday wasn’t about the hopeless Cal Bears and their 0-7 conference record, but about things to come.

USC WR Marqise Lee still striking fear into defenses
(Charles Davis | NFL.com)

USC’s resurgence under interim coach Ed Orgeron continued in Saturday’s 62-28 win over California, and, believe or not, the Trojans are back in contention for the Pac-12 South Division title. Here are some of the players that caught my eye as I called the game Saturday…

Tweets of Note:

ESPN @CollegeGameDay is coming to USC for the 10th time Saturday, but this is the first time they will setup on campus in McCarthy Quad.

— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) November 11, 2013

#USC now lists Buck Allen as a co-starter with Tre Madden and Silas Redd. Last week, he was not.

— Ryan Abraham (@insidetroy) November 11, 2013

Brief USC injury report: Silas Redd (knee) questionable; Leonard Williams (shoulder) likely to play vs. Stanford

— Rich Hammond (@RegisterUSC) November 11, 2013

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