Quote of the day: "Hype, the game, training camp -- all that stuff is so far down the road. We can't worry about that stuff."
In The Times:
- Former USC quarterback Matt Cassel traded by the Vikings to Buffalo Bills
- A new season, another new coach for USC's Max Tuerk
- USC quarterback Cody Kessler says he's humbled by Heisman Trophy talk
- Men's basketball: Bruins best Trojans, 85-74, to clinch No. 4 seed
- Women's basketball: UCLA, USC open play Thursday in Pac-12 women's tournament