Erik McKinney writes: Xavier Grimble returned to practice on Thursday, giving the Trojans one scholarship tight end to work with.
Garry Paskwietz writes: The loss of sophomore running back Tre Madden for the season with a knee injury makes an already thin position even thinner.
Garry Paskwietz writes: The John McKay Center, which will open this summer, had its media tour Thursday. That tour showed that the center will be second to none in the country as far as athletic support facilities are concerned.
Greg Katz writes: San Clemente, Calif., offensive lineman Sean Harlow, son of USC great Pat Harlow, might be the next in a long line of Trojans legacies to run through the Coliseum tunnel.
Erik McKinney writes: In the first installment of the mailbag, Erik McKinney speculates about who USC's next commit might be.
Erik McKinney writes: Stockton, Calif., running back Justin Davis gave high marks for his USC unofficial visit this week.
Erik McKinney writes: Maryland offensive line transfer Max Garcia checked out the Trojans on a tour that includes several Southeastern schools.
Video: Garry Paskwietz interviews USC Senior Associate Athletic Director Mark Jackson about the progress on the $70 million, 110,000 square foot John McKay Center.