If Eric Gentry can play vs UCLA, it’s a game-changer for USC

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USC is preparing to face a UCLA offense which has elite talent. Dorian Thompson-Robinson and Zach Charbonnet are a load to handle. Jake Bobo is a high-quality pass catcher. UCLA has other depth pieces at the skill positions which provide speed and open-field prowess. The Trojans figure to have their hands full on defense as it is.

If they don’t have Eric Gentry on the field — and in reasonably good shape — for this game, their task will be a lot more difficult.

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Gentry was injured late in the Oct. 15 loss at Utah. Though he was listed as day to day for the Arizona game, it never seemed likely he would play in that game.

Now that UCLA week is here, Gentry — who didn’t play versus Cal or Colorado — is truly needed. Lincon Riley updated reporters on his status. Get that and a lot more notes on USC heading into the UCLA game:

RILEY ON ERIC GENTRY AND MARIO WILLIAMS

RIVALRY WEEK

IT’S ACTUALLY THE ROSE BOWL

NUMBERS

PLAYING IT COOL

HAVING FUN BEFORE IT GETS SERIOUS

ANDREW VORHEES SPEAKS

THE JOURNEY

THE STAKES

OKLAHOMA VS UCLA

DTR NOTES

Dorian Thompson-Robinson is playing in his fifth season at UCLA. Many people know that, but it’s still notable. Remember that the pandemic created a situation in which the NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility to athletes if they wished to stay in college. DTR took that extra year. He has been a healthy quarterback for five full seasons. His decision to come back for 2022 is why UCLA is in this position.

DTR PART TWO

Dorian Thompson-Robinson has started a majority of UCLA games in each of the past five seasons, going back to 2018. Chip Kelly’s UCLA tenure is the same length as DTR’s UCLA playing career.

THE UCLA DEFENSE

WHAT MATTERS MOST

TULI

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