Family Feud Podcast - Mock Game Week Gets Testy

Aug 24, 11:07 PM

When the USC football team took the field this week for its "mock game week," they may have going through the schedule for a fake game, but the competition was for real. The Trojans put together two of their most fiery practices in back-to-back days leading to great battles throughout the duo of days at Howard Jones Field. Some even took place after the whistle as players got in a number of tussles and dustups amongst each other.

Keely Eure and Shotgun Spratling are back in the studio with a new episode of the Family Feud Podcast to discuss the intense week of action. They look at where the Trojans stand with only a closed mock game that Clay Helton said will feature about 40 plays on Saturday and two more competitive practices next week before USC opens the season against the UNLV Rebels next Saturday at 1 p.m. PST on the Pac-12 Networks.

In this week's Stock Up/Stock Down segment, the notorious feudsters actually agree on one portion! (We were surprised too.) They look at the safety spot opposite Marvell Tell III and discuss where that position battle between Bubba Bolden, Isaiah Pola-Mao and Ykili Ross seems to be trending. And what affect Ross missing out on some potential snaps during Wednesday's practice could have on that competition.

Keely and Shotgun also look into the quarterback competition and see where the needle has moved between JT Daniels, Jack Sears and Matt Fink. And what type of movement could there be depending on who wins the job?

In their Agree/Disagree segment, Shotgun surprises Keely with a question on the spot leading to flustered frustration as she debates back and forth how USC's depth chart will look when it is unveiled.

This episode of the Family Feud Podcast concludes with the questions that you emailed us (, including debating the impact of John Baxter being the full-time special teams coordinator and whether or not his units will play any better this season after a rough 2017 that included USC having its fewest number of punt returns per game in school history. Did the poor special teams play last year also hold USC back from blowing out some opponents?

They also dive into the Family Feud mailbag and answer your questions! 

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