It's game week at USC and Ed Orgeron is at the helm for Troy for the first time as interim head coach.
The biggest difference in game preparation so far? Length of practice. Orgeron's new program kept on working past sunset, but Trojan tight end Randall Telfer says that's "typical Coach O."
"I like Coach O as a coach. He gets after it and fires us up," said Telfer. "There's definitely some things we need to work on. It's like our first practice for the Arizona game."
USC will take on Arizona in the Trojans' first non-Thanksgiving, non-bowl game Thursday match-up at the Coliseum. Telfer will face off against a strong linebacker group from the Wildcats, and is working hard to study their scheme.
"Their linebacker core is really good," said Telfer. "I'm looking forward to playing them, it's going to be a great challenge."
Telfer is still recovering form a torn meniscus, but he says he's well on his to a full recovery.
"It's going well. I'm full go every single day, so it's not bad," said Telfer.