LOS ANGELES -- We're just about set to go here at the Coliseum for the USC Trojans' 4:30 p.m. PT game against Hawaii. Here are a couple of last-minute things worthy of an update before kickoff:
USC's official starting lineup is as follows, courtesy of the school's official site. On offense, Matt Barkley is at quarterback, Curtis McNeal at running back, Soma Vainuku at fullback, Robert Woods and Marqise Lee at receiver and Aundrey Walker, Marcus Martin, Khaled Holmes, John Martinez and Kevin Graf on the line.
On defense, Wes Horton and J.R. Tavai are the defensive ends, Antwaun Woods and George Uko are the tackles, Dion Bailey, Lamar Dawson and Hayes Pullard are the linebackers, Nickell Robey and Anthony Brown are the corners and T.J. McDonald and Jawanza Starling are the safeties. The school is listing Dawson as a game-time decision, though, which would appear to indicate he may not start after all. He was not warming up with his teammates on the field pregame.
The Trojans have long resisted making alterations to their uniforms while programs across the country have given in, but USC is allowing its players something interesting this season. Every player's cleats and socks are now cardinal-and-gold colored and quite reflective in the Los Angeles sun.
Los Angeles Dodgers public address announcer Eric Smith is the new Coliseum PA guy for the Trojans, beginning today. He was the school's top choice from a pool of potentials who auditioned during USC's Spring Game in April.
We'll have more from the Coliseum after today's game.