March 24, 2008

The Hot Board

The USC football team is riding a streak of 6 consecutive 11-win seasons and BCS Bowl berths, both NCAA records. Work on another record season begins Tuesday with the kickoff of spring football for Pete Carroll and the Trojans. Inside: The top-10 names to watch during spring football on's Hot Board.

The 2008 edition of USC spring football should be one of the most competitive and exciting of the Carroll era. The combination of several highly ranked players moving on to the NFL, boatloads of young talent and a high profile quarterback race will make these 15 practices critical to the success of the program.

Here on the Hot Board are the top-10 names to watch over the next four weeks. And don't forget, you can always click on Spring Ball Central
for the latest news and notes from spring football 2008.

Anthony Mccoy: The departure of Mackey Award Winner Fred Davis leaves a huge void at the tight end position for USC. McCoy enters spring as the favorite to fill Big Fred's shoes, but his main competition may not arrive on campus until the fall in the form of Blake Ayles.

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