Greg Katz

Greg Katz

Katz has been with WeAreSC since 2002, which includes contributions to Scout and ESPN.com. A member of the Football Writers Association.

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IMHO Sunday: Scrimmage 1 – Take one

Greg Katz – WeAreSC.com In my humble opinion, cardinal and gold thoughts on what I see, what I hear, and what I think. The overview: After watching Saturday morning’s scrimmage, our overall first take is that those that watched the scrimmage may have been somewhat disappointed with the offense yet impressed by the defense. Actually, we ...

O/NSO: Scrimmage edition

By Greg Katz - WeAreSC.com The Obvious: The USC Trojans will hold their first scrimmage of 2017 spring ball on Saturday morning (10 a.m.) on campus, and head coach Clay Helton and staff will get a true first-look at the early results of spring practice mentoring. The Not So Obvious: Due to NCAA rules for spring ball, the Trojans are allowed ...

IMHO Sunday: On a run

Greg Katz – WeAreSC.com In my humble opinion, cardinal and gold thoughts on what I see, what I hear, and what I think. Good times: It’s good times for USC Trojans sports this academic year with Clay Helton’s football team making a dramatic return to the national stage, capped by a huge Rose Bowl comeback win over Penn State, and now ...

O/NSO: Coliseum renovation edition

By Greg Katz - WeAreSC.com The Obvious: With the Trojans finishing up their spring break before returning to the practice field on Tuesday, it gave fans and media a chance to pause and think about all things Trojans football – like the Coliseum renovation project. The Not So Obvious: There has been some limited information that has come ...

IMHO Sunday: Spring ball revelations and observations

Greg Katz – WeAreSC.com In my humble opinion, cardinal and gold thoughts on what I see, what I hear, and what I think. The truth: If you’re looking for some dynamic epiphany or revelation after three USC Trojans spring practice sessions, it’s a little early to form any definite conclusions. For the most part, the first three practices ...

O/NSO: Buckle up edition

By Greg Katz - WeAreSC.com The Obvious: After two previous days of spring practice workouts in helmets and shorts, the USC Trojans will return to Howard Jones/Brian Kennedy Fields on Saturday (10 a.m.), and they’ll be wearing their full battle attire in what promises to provide excitement, energy, and some intimidatingly loud hitting. The ...

IMHO Sunday: How long?

Greg Katz – WeAreSC.com In my humble opinion, cardinal and gold thoughts on what I see, what I hear, and what I think. Length of time: Although it’s a sign of the times, it’s unfortunate that Trojans’ Heisman Trophy front-running quarterback Sam Darnold (photo above) hasn’t even begun spring ball of his second season and the huge ...

O/NSO: Spring ball prognostication edition

By Greg Katz - WeAreSC.com The Obvious: The USC Trojans will begin spring practice this Tuesday, March 7, and it’s the hope of the program that when the 15 days of practice conclude, the foundation for what is expected to be a strong run at a Pac-12 title and an opportunity to make a legitimate run at a CFP “Final Four” invitation will be ...

IMHO Sunday: Playing the action

Greg Katz – WeAreSC.com In my humble opinion, cardinal and gold thoughts on what I see, what I hear, and what I think. Play action: If the Trojans can assemble an offensive line in 2017 that opens some daylight for explosive  running back Ronald Jones ll, quarterback Sam Darnold will be nearly unstoppable in well-executed, play-action ...

O/NSO: Transfer of power edition

By Greg Katz - WeAreSC.com The Obvious: Considered one of the top assistant coaches in the Big Ten, Indiana running backs coach Deland McCullough is expected to be officially announced shortly as the new Trojans running backs coach, placing Tommie Robinson, who is now at LSU. The Not So Obvious: McCullough, who will have at his disposal ...