The USC Trojans are the favorite to win the Pac-12 in 2015, which would put them in prime position to make the College Football Playoff. However, their production in fall camp will give us the first indication of just how good they'll be this year. Here's what we've learned so far:
USC trying multiple offensive line combinations
Chad Wheeler played left tackle with the first team for most of Saturday’s practice, with Toa Lobendahn playing different positions along the line. Early in practice, Lobendahn was the second team center, while usual backup centerr Khaliel Rodgers played right guard with the first team in place of Viane Talamaiavao, who hurt his hamstring earlier in the week. This shows that the Trojans don't have a set offensive line, and they're trying to figure out any combination that works.
Alex Wood has leg up in kicking competition
Wood had a much better day than Matt Boermeester on Saturday, solidifying his advantage in the kicking competition. The duo tried field goals of 32, 37, and 42 yards, with Wood hitting all three while Boermeester missed his 37-yard attempt due to pressure from the defense’s block attempt.
Cody Kessler dominant as expected
The age of Kessler started in 2014, but the talented junior signal caller still managed to fly somewhat under the radar despite connecting on 69.7 percent of his pass attempts for 3,826 yards, 39 touchdowns and a scant five interceptions. Yes, he’ll be without all-everything wideout Nelson Agholor, who’ll be playing on Sundays, but Sarkisian’s Trojans will still trot out plenty of skill position help around Kessler to make the Bakersfield, CA native a legitimate Heisman hopeful.