While the coaches spent much of Friday in meetings preparing for Saturday's practice and scrimmage, they did take some time during the lunch hour to pose for a coat-and-tie head shot that will be used in publications and other media outlets.
The USC sports information office has a supply of various-sized white dress shirts and cardinal-colored jackets, along with pre-knotted cardinal ties, that the coaches can quickly slip on for their snapshots. All told, the process takes about a minute or two.
Next week, headshots will be taken of USC's new players, along with any returning players who want an updated portrait because their "look" has changed.
The biggest challenge for longtime USC photographer Dan Avila: getting the coaches and players to smile.