USC Podcast: RoT Radio Ep. 346 previewing USC vs. Cal

Reign of Troy's USC podcast discusses the latest Trojan news.
Reign of Troy's USC podcast discusses the latest Trojan news. /

Reign of Troy Radio’s USC podcast returns to preview the Trojans’ penultimate regular season game on the road against Cal.

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The Weekender is here, with co-hosts Michael Castillo and Alicia de Artola taking 65-minutes to look ahead to the Trojans’ perplexing matchup with Cal.

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What’s in store with this USC podcast:

  • The show opens with Michael and Alicia musing over the Justin Wilcox conundrum.
  • USC is getting healthy on defense, but has some major concerns on offense with Brett Neilon out and Tyler Vaughns banged up. How will injuries impact the game this week?
  • Previewing Cal requires two simple conclusions: 1. The Bears’ offense is very bad 2. The Bears defense is quite good. What can the Trojans expect to see this week, especially with quarterback Chase Garbers potentially returning to the lineup? Does USC have the juice offensively to contend with Cal’s defense?
  • Over/Unders this week revolve around point totals, tackle percentages, sacks, rushing yards, penalties and punts. It’s crunch time as Alicia looks to gain some ground on Michael in the final weeks of the season.
  • The show ends with score predictions, which are hard to do every week but present a particularly tough challenge dealing with USC’s unreliable offense and Cal’s questionable quarterback situation.

If you’ll be in Berkeley on Saturday, drop by Pappy’s Grill & Sports Bar on Telegraph between 12-4 p.m. to say hi to the Reign of Troy hosts and watch some football before the Trojans kick off.

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Win or lose, you can call into the RoT Rant Line at 213-373-1872 this weekend to air your thoughts about the game. You can be featured on the Rant Line montage or in our mailbag. You can also shoot us a question or comment via email to Don’t be shy!