Family Feud Podcast - Ready for the season opener

Aug 31, 04:06 AM

Fall camp is over. The "mock game week" is over. Game week is here and the Trojans are ready to open the season.

In the last week there have been plenty of developments around the teams as USC named a starting quarterback, unveiled its depth chart for the first game and made some subtractions from the roster.

Keely Eure and Shotgun Spratling return to the USCfootball.com studio with a new episode of the Family Feud Podcast to discuss all of that and more. They break down the positives and negatives from the week, seeing where the Trojans stand leading into the season opener against the UNLV Rebels on Saturday at 1 p.m. PST on the Pac-12 Networks.

In this week's Stock Up/Stock Down segment, Keely and Shotgun discuss the position battles that were settled over the last week, including the two spots in the defensive secondary where redshirt freshman Greg Johnson's technique earned him praise from his position coach and defensive coordinator and the starting cornerback spot for Saturday's game.

The dueling duo also look at how the quarterback competition shook out. What earned true freshman JT Daniels the nod over two more experienced quarterbacks and what can we expect from the Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei product in the opener? And even though Daniels won the competition, experience still played a factor in the quarterback depth chart.

Shotgun looks at the Trojans' overall team health and where it stands compared to the first couple of weeks of fall camp. He presents a positive picture while Keely questions whether the Trojans are more injured than it seems, particularly with center Toa Lobendahn as Clay Helton has been dropping breadcrumbs over the last week.

The duo then dives into the Agree/Disagree portion of the podcast where Keely peppers Shotgun with thought-provoking statements. Could Amon-Ra St. Brown finish second in receiving yards by the end of the season? Is there a logical fallacy between wanting USC to win big against UNLV and also wanting young players to get significant playing time?

This episode of the Family Feud Podcast concludes with the questions that you emailed us (familyfeudpod@gmail.com), including Jackson in Virginia's series of over/under questions pertaining to the first game of the season and which Trojans might be the first to accomplish a number of feats this season.

Keely and Shotgun are looking to feature your question on an upcoming episode of the Family Feud Podcast. Send your Stock Up/Stock Down contenders for us debate or provide us with an Agree/Disagree statement you want us to answer. To potentially be featured on the show, email us at familyfeudpod@gmail.com.