Quick hitters: Excited about Farmer

They're only opinions, but at least they're all mine:

• Here is the bottom line for USC against Cal tonight: Win and the rest of the season gets interesting. Lose and everything suddenly goes flat.

• If it becomes reality, burning George Farmer's redshirt year is the best idea Lane Kiffin has had in a while. With Farmer's remarkable size-speed ratio, there has to be a way to make him the latest exciting weapon in this offense.