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USC Football: 2022 Trojans Season Preview and Prediction

Caleb Williams, USC Trojans Football

Caleb Williams and the Trojans are ranked No. 9 in Athlon Sports' Top 25 for the 2022 college football season

Seismic shifts are nothing new in Southern California, but few would have predicted that the ultimate landscape-altering move came not via Richter scale nor Hollywood production, but courtesy of USC's announcement that Lincoln Riley was taking over as the Trojans' head coach. It's rare that one can stun the college football world, but it's safe to say that an overnight poaching of the 38-year-old architect of three playoff appearances, a pair of Heismans and multiple NFL quarterbacks — at fellow blueblood Oklahoma, no less — qualifies.