It was famous USC football fan Colin Cowherd's birthday on Thursday, and he only had two wishes.
That first wish is something SC would of course wish for Colin, but doesn't have any control over. That second wish, however, is something that SC is wishing for as well.
And there's no better time to be discussing this than the present. The most sought after transfer portal option has just hit the market in Caleb Williams, and the experts have him heading to USC. Not to mention, one of his speedy receivers from last year at OU in Mario Williams has also hit the portal.
There are a couple of other Oklahoma receivers who are being speculated to want to follow where Williams goes as well, and there will of course be a lot of interest from them when it comes to getting the chance to play for their previous head coach in Lincoln Riley. Caleb Williams, Mims, and Mario Williams all had plenty of success with Riley in Oklahoma.
USC football has a chance to make Colin Cowherd's wish come true.
While there is nothing that suggests that USC football would be able to bring in all four of those guys for sure, it would be quite the birthday present. SC also will be looking into the transfer portal for other upgrades regardless of if they land these Oklahoma players.
The team has already gained a starting left tackle through the portal in Virginia's Bobby Haskins, but also has several other needs on the roster.
Look for SC to try bringing in some other positions they are a bit uncertain at, such as right tackle (the only spot on the line SC is currently questionable at), and corner (where the team is currently inexperienced at). If SC can get six new starters through the portal, they'll do it.
They acquired many transfers through the transfer portal last year, with Keontay Ingram most notably providing a huge boost to our running back room. Whether college football fans like it or not, the transfer portal has become a major part of our game and will continue to. USC needs to work the portal as well as anyone if they truly want to return to the dominant program they expect to be year-in and year-out.