Kiyomi Ueda of Ka Leo talks to Rodney Bradley and Alasi Toilolo about the USC game.
“Having Mouse is going to play a huge part in our success as an offense this season. He really challenges us to be great on and off the field,” Bradley said. “Putting a big emphasis on doing your own job to be the best of your ability, getting better and improving a part of your game each and every day are just some of the things he stresses that makes us a better receiving core, which ultimately makes us a better offense.”Ka Leo's Russell Tolentino talks to the fans.
“It’s my first college football game and it’ll be especially cool because it’s against USC,” Pelosi said. “It’s going to be an epic game, especially for my friends and me to see a live college football game for our school.”Erik McKinney of WeAreSC takes a look at the UH starters.
USC is a 21-point favorite against the Warriors, but does Pelosi think Hawai‘i can win?
“Yeah,” he said. “Hell yeah.”
USC has finalized their starting offensive line. Also from that article, Lane Kiffin has decided not to do a walk-through at Aloha Stadium.
USC will practice today, but Kiffin continues to put his stamp on the program with his plan to bypass the stadium walk-through that was a staple the day before road games under former coach Pete Carroll.Kiffin wants the trip to Hawaii to be all business.
"It's a little bit different approach; It's a little bit tighter," Kiffin said of handling the run-up to games.
"I talked to our guys. This is not a vacation," he said. "This is not a pleasure trip. We haven't won one game, so we don't deserve the right to go on vacation. We need to play really well, stay healthy and get back on the plane and get back here and get ready for another game.The Trojans weren't particularly sharp in their last practice before leaving for Hawaii.
"Win a bunch of games and then they can start worrying about going in the ocean. They haven't done anything yet."
Trojans coach Lane Kiffin wasn’t thrilled with the mental focus of the offense, considering that they open the season on Thursday at Hawaii. Freshman starting receiver Robert Woods was wide open and dropped a Matt Barkley pass. Woods also bobbled another ball, allowing it to bounce into the hands of a defensive back. As a result of the gaffes, which also included some blown plays and poor pass-protection, Kiffin sent the team out of Howard Jones Field and asked them to return again “with their heads on.”ESPN Los Angeles has more USC practice notes while WeAreSC.com has more Lane Kiffin quotes.