The USC Trojans kick off the 2019 College Football season Saturday night against the Fresno State Bulldogs at home. The Trojans look to rebound from a disappointing 5-7 season. Head coach Clay Helton returns for another season. Also, the Trojans hired offensive coordinator Graham Harrell to spice up the offense. It will be interesting to see what Harrell brings to the USC offense; it has to be more exciting than last seasons offense.
JT Daniels – Quarterback
JT Daniels returns as the Trojans starting quarterback. Last season, Daniels threw for 2,672 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. He had an up and down season but finally looked comfortable towards the end when the Trojans went to a quick passing game.
Offensive Coordinator Graham Harrell will put in quick passing concepts to accommodate Daniels skill set. Look for Daniels to have a successful season under Harrell’s watch.
Amon-Ra St. Brown – Receiver
Amon-Ra St. Brown led the USC Trojans in receptions last season; he caught 60 passes for 750 yards and three touchdowns. St. Brown was JT Daniels go-to receiver. St. Brown knows how to get open and knows how to make plays. It will be up to Harrell to put him into positions to make big plays for the Trojans.
Michael Pittman Jr. – Receiver
Michael Pittman led the Trojans in receiving yards last season with 758 yards. He caught 41 passes and averaged 18.5 yards per reception. Also, Pittman hauled in six touchdowns last year.
Pittman is 6’4, so he is a big target for Daniels. He is the most reliable deep threat the USC offense has and should be able to make a lot of plays down the field for the Trojans.
As you can see, the USC offense has a lot of talent at the receiver position. With Graham Harrell running the offense, it is his job to put these players in situations to be successful.