There are exactly 100 days until USC Football returns on September 2nd against Western Michigan at the Coliseum. Here’s what to look forward to.
The long college football offseason is not yet at an end, but the light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer — 100 days to be exactly.
In exactly 100 days, USC Football fans will watch the Trojans ride again. The season opener will kick off at the Coliseum on September 2 against the Western Michigan Broncos and order will be restored in the universe.
Sam Darnold will take the field as one of the Heisman Trophy favorites with the chance to put his rising stock into action.
USC’s rebuilt offensive line will finally take shape, with a clear answer on the preferred and presumably healthy starting five.
The Trojan defense sans Adoree’ Jackson and Stevie Tu’ikolovatu will have their say, with emerging leaders like Uchenna Nwosu, Cameron Smith and Chris Hawkins leading the way.
In the meantime, there are still a bunch of offseason hurdles to get past before the season begins.
Here’s some dates to take note of:
- Player-run practices (PRPs) — June-July
- USC’s Rising Stars Camp — June 11 (Session I) and June 25 (Session II)
- USC 7-on-7 Tournament — June 17
- The Opening Finals — June 28-July 3
- Pac-12 Media Days — July 26-27
- Fall Camp opens — July 29 (tentatively)
- Week 1 begins — August 27
- USC vs. Western Michigan — September 2
USC’s player-run practices will offer the first taste of action for the incoming freshman class while two Rising Stars sessions could preview some of the high school talent looking to join the Trojans in 2018.
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Pac-12 Media Days will give Clay Helton and two of his players a platform to speak on the progress of the team this offseason and hopes for the coming campaign.
Thanks to a rule change prohibiting two-a-day practices, USC’s Fall Camp will begin earlier than usual with a tentative start date at the end of July. With the start of camp should come answers on the formation of a settled starting line up.
Then crunch time will arrive as August ends, with the first official week of practice leading up to USC’s date with Western Michigan for the season opener.
Though 100 days may still feel like a long time, it’s already been 143 days since USC bested Penn State in one of the most thrilling Rose Bowl games ever. Time flies.