The California Golden Bears should get three of their primary contributors back to play on Thursday.
Wide receiver Trevor Davis (sprained neck): The report from Saturday was encouraging. But no word yet on whether the red shirt has come off yet. Once it does, we'll know if Goff's deep weapon will be ready to go for action on Thursday. Sonny Dykes is still uncertain as to whether he'll return kickoffs though, which probably means no. Expect Tre Watson and Khalfani Muhammad to remain the primary options here.
Wide receiver Kenny Lawler (ankle sprain): There is no uncertainty surrounding Lawler. He will play and probably start to take some pressure off of Maurice Harris (who has performed well, but lacks the overall skillset of Lawler that stretches and bends defenses). Lawler will be ready to go on Thursday barring some drastic setback.
Safety Avery Sebastian: Poor Seabass hasn't been healthy all season and just hasn't had a chance to make an impact. He's missed five of nine games, including four of the last five. Hopefully he can come on strong and be a secret weapon these final few weeks behind Michael Lowe and Stefan McClure. Cal is going to need all the secondary help they can get to slow down Cody Kessler and company.
On the USC side of things, the Trojans might get back the critical cog to their pass defense in free safety Su'a Cravens. Cravens looked like he might have sustained a serious injury against Washington State, but appears to be ready to go for the Bears.
X-rays revealed he suffered a sprain to his medial collateral ligament instead. He said after a few days of rehab and running underwater, his limp was gone.
Cravens, somehow, has practiced the past three days as if he was never injured in the first place. He said Monday he could play if the game were today.
The Trojans could use Cravens back in any capacity. John Plattenburg was carted off the field on Sunday and was limping and didn't practice Monday, leaving USC with the talented but green Gerald Bowman and Leon McQuay as their starting safeties. Cravens has yet to practice this week, but expect him to get in there soon.
Here are full press conference quotes, including Sonny getting a skateboard.