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: 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 ...

IMHO Sunday: On the run

Greg Katz – WeAreSC.com In my humble opinion, cardinal and gold thoughts on what I see, what I hear, and what I think. The process: Rest assured, the Trojans will eventually hire a running backs coach. Remember, Clay Helton took his time with the defensive line coach replacement last spring, and nobody is complaining about the hiring of ...

O/NSO: Clinic edition

By Greg Katz - WeAreSC.com The Obvious: The USC Trojans are not scheduled to play the Washington Huskies during the regular 2017 Pac-12 schedule and will not meet unless the two conference powers play in the Pac-12 title game next December. The Not So Obvious: University of Washington head coach Chris Petersen will be one of the main ...

IMHO Sunday: To be or not to be?

Greg Katz – WeAreSC.com In my humble opinion, cardinal and gold thoughts on what I see, what I hear, and what I think. The Price is right: The USC Trojans will be searching for a left tackle replacement for departed All-Pac-12 lineman Chad Wheeler, and rumors are growing louder that maybe there is a little more smoke to the speculation ...

O/NSO: Fact and rumor edition

By Greg Katz - WeAreSC.com The Obvious: It’s a fact that the months of February and March were expected to be smooth sailing for Clay Helton’s (photo above) Trojans program, especially coming off a huge Rose Bowl victory and a euphoric recruiting finish just a couple of weeks ago. The Not So Obvious: However, so much for Helton’s ...