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Guarantees at first practice

Fans still can't attend, but we have a pretty good idea of what will happen

Updated: August 3, 2012, 11:58 AM ET
By Greg Katz | WeAreSC.com
LOS ANGELES  It's almost finally here. Early Monday evening, head coach Lane Kiffin will trot out his 2012 USC Trojans, a team that most experts are touting as a potential national champion, for the first day of preseason practice.

Trojans practices are still "off-limits" to the public because of the continuing NCAA sanctions, but you can almost guarantee the following will take place on opening day:

[+] EnlargeSilas Redd
AP Photo/Gene J. PuskarPennn State transfer Silas Redd will compete for the starting job at running back.
  • Even before the first horn to signal the beginning of practice, students walking along the outside perimeter of Howard Jones/Brian Kennedy Field will hear the sounds of football emanating from inside and stop for a moment, smile, and nod that the season is here.
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