Premium Podcast: ASU-USC Preview

Three years after a 62-41 ASU win led to the firing of Lane Kiffin, another USC head coach is already on the hot seat.

In this week's episode of the 'Sun Devil Source Premium Report,' hosts Kerry Crowley and Chris Karpman offer a premium preview of Arizona State's upcoming contest against the USC Trojans, chat with publisher Ryan Abraham and answer Sun Devil fans' questions about Saturday's matchup.

The 4-0 Sun Devils enter Saturday's contest with an unblemished record and an opportunity to make an early statement in Pac-12 play, while the 1-3 Trojans are in a must-win situation if USC wants to keep its hopes of contending for the Pac-12 South Division title alive.

Kerry and Chris begin the episode by offering a brief history of the teams' recent matchups as they share their memories from the Sun Devils' 62-41 win in 2013 that led to the firing of USC head coach Lane Kiffin and ASU's 'Jael Mary' win in Los Angeles in 2014.

The crew then discusses USC's quarterback change from Max Browne to Sam Darnold, the Trojans' explosive offensive personnel, and the Trojans' struggles up front this season despite possessing the largest offensive line in the Pac-12.

When Kerry and Chris discuss USC's defense, they break down why the Trojans have struggled against top-flight opponents this season and what personnel USC needs to play well for head coach Clay Helton to notch his first conference victory.

After offering predictions for Saturday's game, Kerry and Chris bring on publisher Ryan Abraham for an inside look at the Trojans' program from the perspective of a daily beat writer. 

The episode concludes with a mailbag segment, as the pair answers questions from's Devils' Sanctuary subscribers that focus on Saturday's matchup.

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