The Daily Trojan sat down with The State Press football beat writer.
USC faces ASU in another important Pac-12 matchup Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Freshman quarterback JT Daniels has three more days to clear protocol.
“EA” stepped up with the most tackles against Colorado Oct. 13 in wake of Smith’s injury.
USC’s quarterback situation for ASU is still to be determined.
Jack Sears may start after JT Daniels left Utah with a head injury, while Matt Fink suffered broken ribs.
The loss has serious Pac-12 implications for the Trojans as they will now need to rely on a Utah conference loss in order to have a chance to win the Pac-12 South.
Follow along USC plays Utah on the road in a crucial Pac-12 matchup.
The Trojans will travel to Salt Lake City to face the Utes Saturday at 5 p.m.
With Porter Gustin out, USC is looking to solidify its defense leading up to the Utah matchup.