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USC/UVA Game Day Schedule

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The Trojans home opener kicks off in about 30 hours. 

Tonight, USC will have a brief walk-through practice at 4:00 p.m. in shirts and shorts.

At 4:45 p.m., the team, the band and the Song Girls convene in the lobby of Heritage Hall for a Trojan tradition, the "Jock Rally." 

We'll document it for you with a photo gallery and an awesome new video. 

The team departs for its downtown hotel at 5:30 p.m. at which point we say goodbye to the boys until the "Trojan Walk" at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

As Lane Kiffin said last week about his pregame routine for the team, "It's a little bit different approach.  It's a little bit tighter.  The last approach won 34 straight games and 7 straight conference championships, but you have to be yourself.  We'll be a little bit tighter with them and not quite as loose.  That's just how we'll approach it."

Because of this, the game day coverage you'll get here on USCTrojans.com will also have "a little bit different approach" than what you might have been used to in years past.  Different in some ways, enhanced in other ways.

For example, we know some of you liked the behind-the-scenes photos at the hotel, but we'll cut back on that for now with Coach Kiffin's "tighter" philosophy.

However, we think you'll enjoy the enhanced game day experience you'll get from us.  For instance: 

Los Angeles Dodgers and USC photographer Jon SooHoo will shoot behind-the-scenes pics and live action. 

I'll get the pregame pictures loaded up on Facebook just after kickoff and then a gallery on the blog after the game.

Blog contributor Ben Weiss will host a live chat on the blog during the game, so fans can interact with each other and Ben.  Plus, he'll post my sideline reports and photos in the chat. 

Also, you can follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-second updates of all the happenings on the Trojans sideline.

After the game, we'll be streaming Lane Kiffin's press conference LIVE on USCTrojans.com plus we'll have interviews, observations and more on the blog.

If you have any suggestions of ways that we can improve your game day coverage experience, please email me and I'll let you know if it is feasible.   

Here is the Trojans schedule tomorrow:

8:00 am - Breakfast (open until 10:30)

10:30 am - Position Meetings

3:00 pm - Special Teams Meetings

3:30 pm - Pre-game Meal

5:10 pm - "Clap Session"

5:20 pm - Buses Depart

5:30 pm - "Trojan Walk"

6:26 pm - Kickers, Snappers and Holders begin warm-ups

7:30 pm - Trojans take the field

7:35 pm - Kickoff

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