This is several developments away from happening, but it has intriguing potential nonetheless: The 2015 USC squad will feature a kicker whose father holds the record for consecutive games (15) with a made field goal for ... archival UCLA. Matt Boermeester transferred to USC from the junior college ranks in 2014 and is ready for his first full season as a Trojan, one that may end with a chance to defeat his father's Bruins. While that story may still be far down the road -- Boermeester must beat out competitor Alex Wood for the USC kicking job -- we can only shrug and admit that far weirder things have happened in the Pac-12 recently. At the very least, nothing can stop it from providing a fun offseason look at a very unlikely string of events. After all, Boermeester didn't even play football in high school.
The Trojans have generated plenty of hype this offseason, and they continue to maintain their presence on the summer radar. Monday saw USC unveil its upgraded practice facility, which now features signage honoring past greats like Troy Polamalu. This video provides a brief tour of the upgrades:
This USC offseason football notebook takes a look at the track exploits of two-sport star Adoree' Jackson, who recently anchored the Trojans' 4x100 relay team to the second-fastest time in school history. Our own Chantel Jennings wrote more on this front yesterday.
The Trojans also received good news on the defensive line recruiting front, where a pair of diamond-in-the-rough prospects pledged to join the program.
So the offseason of good vibes continues in Los Angeles, where Reign of Troy writes that Steve Sarkisian's job is currently very safe. While that may be true, all this positive energy has undeniably put pressure on USC to keep it going and deliver a successful 2015 campaign.