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.

Posts by Greg Katz 411 results

IMHO Sunday: First day practice guarantees

By Greg Katz – WeAreSC.com In my humble opinion, cardinal and gold thoughts on what I see, what I hear, and what I think. Still the same: It’s guaranteed during next Saturday's first day of practice that most will continue to say that Trojans head coach Clay Helton (photo above) is still the same guy he was when Clay was an assistant, ...

O/NSO: 2017 USC game-by-game predictions edition – Part 1

By Greg Katz – WeAreSC The Obvious: With the start of USC football training camp a little more than a week away, it’s that time of the year with the O/NSO gives our game-by predictions for the 2017 season, a season than nothing less than a Pac-12 Championship and entrance into the College Football Playoff will be acceptable. The Not So ...

IMHO Sunday: The elephant returns

By Greg Katz – WeAreSC.com In my humble opinion, cardinal and gold thoughts on what I see, what I hear, and what I think. No getting around it: While much positive preseason hyperbole has been paid to the 2017 Trojans, the  biggest remaining question (A.K.A. elephant in the room) is whether the Men of Troy can replace and/or survive the ...

O/NSO: Magazine wars prediction edition

By Greg Katz – WeAreSC The Obvious: With USC Trojans football training camp now just weeks away, the 2017 national  college football publications have given their predictions. In our annual “Magazine Wars,” the O/NSO looks at some individual and consensus evaluations from four of the leading and respected magazines, which includes Phil ...

IMHO Sunday: The riser

By Greg Katz – WeAreSC.com In my humble opinion, cardinal and gold thoughts on what I see, what I hear, and what I think. On the horizon: No doubt, there are Trojans certainly worthy of 2017 preseason praise – performers like quarterback Sam Darnold and inside linebacker Cameron Smith – but there continues to be an increasing spotlight ...

O/NSO: If it ain’t broken…edition

By Greg Katz - WeAreSC.com The Obvious: There’s been a lot of noise and scrutiny over the delivery mechanics of Trojans preseason All-American quarterback candidate and Heisman frontrunner Sam Darnold (photo above). The Not So Obvious: With all the positives that Sam Darnold delivers on a football field – physically, mentally and ...

IMHO Sunday: Mr. Indispensable

Greg Katz – WeAreSC.com In my humble opinion, cardinal and gold thoughts on what I see, what I hear, and what I think. Indispensable: Bleacher Report has listed its 10 most indispensable players for 2017, and not shockingly Trojans QB Sam Darnold (photo above) was ranked second from the top. Regarding Darnold, Bleacher Report wrote, ...

O/NSO: Rankings, house counting, and commitments edition

By Greg Katz - WeAreSC.com The Obvious: Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold and inside linebacker Cameron Smith (photo above) were named Sporting News Preseason First Team All-American this week. The Not So Obvious: What makes this an interesting pair of selections is if you said you didn’t see them in the Sporting New Preseason College ...

IMHO Sunday: Coaching matters

Greg Katz – WeAreSC.com In my humble opinion, cardinal and gold thoughts on what I see, what I hear, and what I think. Million dollar Carr: Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders Derek Carr has signed for $125-million extension to stay with the Silver and Black, but Trojans fans don’t have to be prompted to remind Fresno State fans of the 2013 Las ...

O/NSO: Potpourri edition

By Greg Katz - WeAreSC.com The Obvious: Phil Steele publishes what many believe is the most authoritative preseason college football magazine in the country. The Not So Obvious: For those wondering when Steele’s publication is due to hit the newsstands, mark down this Tuesday, June 27. Among the advertised vendors of Steele’s magazine ...