Trojans out on EA Sports College Football and more USC football updates

USC football safety Talanoa Hufanga.
USC football safety Talanoa Hufanga. / Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

USC football hasn't come to an agreement with EA Sports, the Trojans are sending seven players to the NFL Combine, and another new staffer has come aboard.

It's time to look at the latest USC news from around the web:

USC football isn't on board with EA Sports...yet

When the earliest edition of EA Sports College Football video game reboot arrives, USC may not be in it.

From the USC perspective, there shouldn't be a rush to come to any licensing agreement until they can be assured players will get a piece of the pie.

Basically, don't worry about this yet. The likelihood of the Trojans failing to appear in the eventual game is minimal.

Trojans heading to the Combine

All seven of USC's NFL entrants are heading to the NFL Combine, including Olaijah Griffin, Talanoa Hufanga, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Jay Tufele, Marlon Tuipulotu, Tyler Vaughns, and Alijah Vera-Tucker.

The Combine this year won't be the normal routine. Players will not be heading to Indianapolis to show off in front of scouts. Instead, USC's Pro Day will cover the on-field drills that would have been conducted while interviews will be conducted virtually.

A Combine invite is just the NFL tagging those seven Trojans as top NFL Draft prospect.

New Director of Creative Media

Earlier this week the Trojans added a new Director of Scouting and Player Relations and Director of Recruiting Operations. They weren't finished with the fresh hires.

Derek Marckel was the man credited for "Michigan State football's creative revival" in a recent piece from the Athletic.

Not to be a broken record, but this is another hire that shows USC is taking support staff seriously. They're not just creating new positions. They're filling them with top behind-the-scenes talent from other universities.

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