Bruce Feldman, who is based in Southern California, looks at the two main Los Angeles college football programs as the 2010 season dawns: UCLA might have a rough year this fall, but it's on the upswing -- and USC is no longer a given on the field.
While possible action by the NCAA is hanging over the heads of the USC Trojans, the team's recruiting has not seemed to take a hit, according to Bruce Feldman, who spends Saturday diving into his mailbag.
Bruce Feldman's mailbag for March 5, 2010, addresses these topics, among others: Landry Jones' development in 2010, when Nick Saban might retire, Brian Kelly's ND strategy, and how good Teddy Bridgewater can be as a college QB.
Bruce Feldman's weekly top-10 list focuses on the coaches who are the best fits for their programs. Among them: Frank Beamer, Joe Paterno, Pete Carroll -- and potentially a surprise to some at the top.
Given the buzz building around true freshman QB Matt Barkley, it's not a stretch to think USC's first-team quarterback Aaron Corp was pretty anxious as he sat out the Trojans' Tuesday night practice with a swollen left knee.
After USC's Wednesday night practice, coach Pete Carroll pronounced star middle linebacker Rey Maualuga "full go" and said he would start and Brian Cushing would shift over from middle linebacker back to his strongside linebacker spot.