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McLaughlin: Is USC the Darth Vader of the Pac-12?

Spencer s joined by Marc Kulkin of Locked On USC Trojans to discuss their future

Posted on April 13, 2023

  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on CFB for SuperWest Sports


USC’s President was leading the charge against the Pac-12 expanding years ago, only to later be the team spearheading the movement that has undermined the league’s perceived viability.

Are they really making the right choice by going to the Big Ten?

On this episode of Locked On Pac-12, Spencer McLaughlin is joined by Marc Kulkin of Locked On USC Trojans.

They discuss what USC’s future looks like beyond the Pac-12, and what the league’s media rights deal might end up looking like.

Stanford and Cal have been notably quiet during all this realignment and are in the midst of a fascinating situation in which the Big Ten could be an option one day, but they don’t seem to have the desire to do so.

Also, USC hired Kliff Kingsbury for its offensive staff–it’s a move that presents very little risk for Lincoln Riley.

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