USC gets good news on Eric Gentry and Mario Williams two days before UCLA game

The USC Trojans badly need Eric Gentry on the field for Saturday’s huge game against the UCLA Bruins in Pasadena. When the Trojans take the field at the Rose Bowl against the Bruins, they need Gentry’s high football IQ.

They need his leadership. They need his long strides, which can make up ground in closing down holes in the running game and in providing downfield pass coverage. They need his long arms, which get into passing lanes and deflect balls which are intercepted by his USC teammates in the secondary.

Lincoln Riley provided a new update on Gentry’s health status, as well as Mario Williams, two days before the UCLA contest. We have that news for you, plus some other USC football updates and insights:

THE NEWS

RILEY

TRAGEDY

BOBBY HASKINS HEALTH UPDATE

SHORING UP THE SECONDARY

AWARDS SEASON

VIDEO WITH CALEB WILLIAMS

GRINCH SPEAKS

BROYLES AWARD UPDATE

GRINCH VS KELLY

MASON MURPHY

JOSH HENSON

RECRUITING UPDATE

CALEB PLAYS IT COOL

HIGH CEILING

AUSTIN JONES REPLACES TRAVIS DYE

GAME TIME AND TV

USC-UCLA starts just after 5 p.m. Pacific time on Fox Sports, this Saturday evening from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena

GAME ANNOUNCERS

Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt are on the call for Fox Sports

FULL USC-UCLA PREVIEW AT THE VOICE OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL

TROJANS: WIRED PODCAST PREVIEWS USC-UCLA

You can listen to our new show here.

DON'T FORGET OUR FULL USC-UCLA GAME PRIMER

Which you can read and watch here.

ALSO LOOK AT OUR USC-UCLA HISTORICAL PHOTO GALLERIES

From the 1960s through 2021.

Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire