USC football will have fans at the LA Memorial Coliseum while they hold a proper Spring Game featuring a split squad and live tackling.
Well, would you look at this? Not only will USC football fans be welcomed back to the Coliseum on Saturday, but they'll be treated to a proper Spring Game.
After years of the Trojans holding a glorified (and not-so glorified) spring practice in the form of a Spring Showcase, this year the Spring Game concept will return.
In a press release, USC confirmed the Spring Game "will feature four 12-minute quarters of live contact play, with the Trojan roster split into Cardinal and Gold squads."
That means real life football at the Coliseum.
Best of all, friends and family of players as well as 5,000 Trojan fans will be in attendance. Season ticket holders will have to first crack at buying tickets.
Those who can't make it out to the Coliseum will be able to watch on Pac-12 Network at 1 p.m. PT.
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The Spring Game will be a great opportunity for Trojan fans to get their first look at freshman quarterbacks Jaxson Dart and Miller Moss. The two are still settling into life at the college level, but this will be a nice test of how well they've grasped the offense in the early goings.
It'll also be fun to reconnect with Kedon Slovis and Drake London in person while checking out bright newcomer Michael Jackson III. The day will also be a chance to gauge the progress of the offensive line under Clay McGuire.
On defense, Todd Orlando's squad has been missing some key players to start Spring Camp, but they were the stars of Saturday's practice thanks to a dominant defensive line featuring an array of fresh faces.
This time, fans will be able to catch the big men in the trenches while also glimpsing Joshua Jackson at cornerback after his transition from wide receiver.
The Trojans won't be the finished article on Saturday, but they'll be in full-pads and live tackling in front of a crowd at the Coliseum. What more could you ask for?