The team departs for Newark International Airport at 1:15 p.m.
- The Trojans went through a mental practice today with minimal sweat. The coaches emphasize the gameplan on Thursdays.
- After practice, the team will have a short lunch and then board buses for LAX and eventually a chartered flight to New Jersey.
- USC will arrive at the hotel in Teaneck, NJ, around 10 p.m. Eastern time.
- The game marks something of a homecoming for RB Silas Redd (Norwalk, CT) and LB Anthony Sarao (Egg Harbor Township, NJ). While those players expect to have lots of friends and family in the stands for support, the head coach wants his players focused on the task at hand. "Our guys understand this is all business," said Lane Kiffin. "We are flying there with one thing in mind and that's to win the game and get back home."
- Here is an abbreviated post-practice media scrum with Lane Kiffin...