Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin opened the 2013 season in Honolulu, where he attended Thursday night's game between USC and Hawaii. Greg saw an uninspiring performance by the Trojans, who struggled throughout a 30-13 victory.
USC returned to the mainland with questions at quarterback. Cody Kessler and Max Wittek combined to lead the team to one touchdown before the final minute.
This is the start of an amazing weekend for Greg, and we are keeping his next destination a secret. It's safe to say no college football fan can match his travels this weekend.
There are more photos from Honolulu after the jump.
Update: Seantrel Henderson announced he would return for his final season of eligibility, but there has been no announcement of alleged NCAA infractions committed by Miami. Columnist Greg Cote of the Miami Herald writes that enough is enough. The school either deserves a notice of allegations or a letter of apology from the NCAA.
Today we revisit the case of one Seantrel Henderson. Remember him?
Henderson was the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2010 out of Cretin-Derham Hall High in Minnesota. He's back in the news again because on Monday, the offensive lineman will announce whether he plans to return for his final season of eligibility at Miami or play his odds in the NFL draft. The smart money has been on Henderson returning, but that was before word leaked that the NCAA planned to deliver a list of alleged infractions to the school on the same day.
If Henderson is looking for the first ride out of town, it wouldn't come as a surprise to anyone at USC. Henderson bailed on that school after it was slapped with NCAA probation in 2010. Who could forget his signing day announcement on CBS College Sports that he was going to be a Trojan? The video proof is above.
But the 6-foot-8, 340-pound manchild leveraged NCAA sanctions against USC to get out of his scholarship. He transferred to Miami, where it has been a bumpy ride at best.
Watch USC running back Silas Redd get dragged into the end zone by left tackle Aundrey Walker during Saturday's game against Stanford. The play gave the Trojans a 7-0 lead, but they lost, 21-14.
Yes, teammates often assist a runner in gaining additional yardage and there is no call, but rarely is the infraction this blatant. Rule 9, Section 3, Article 2B states: "The runner shall not grasp a teammate; and no other player of his team shall grasp, push, lift or charge into him to assist him in forward progress."