Carson Palmer - USC
Chat Reel: Carson Palmer
New offense gives Trojans more firepower
CNNSI Host: Welcome to today's chat with USC quarterback Carson
Palmer. Welcome Carson and thanks for joining us.
From Anthony Rivera in Whittier, Calif.: Under Norm Chow's new
offense, do you see the Trojan offense being more explosive and moving
away from the stagnating offense of years past? And do you see the Trojans
possibly moving up to the upper echelon of the conference, beating Oregon,
Oregon State and Washington?
From Joe Gumina in Hermosa Beach, Calif.: Hey Carson, are you
upset that coach Pete Carroll didn't bring back Ken O'Brien as your quarterback
coach? It seemed that once Paul Hackett left, O'Brien should have come
back, especially with his relationship with coach Carroll.
From HuskerMike: How important is playing a game before you play
a team like Kansas State, which will not have played a game when it visits
From MDGJR: Carson, we are all wondering if you feel better this
year with your reads and are more comfortable not looking at your receiver
through the whole play? Do you think this year will be better in that
From ectrojan: Carson, I heard Darryl Rideaux say on local radio
that he would "run through a brick wall" for coach Carroll. Is that how
most of the team feels?
From hello: What is the biggest challenge you have encountered
in trying to learn Norm Chow's offense in comparison to your offense of
the last two years?
From Robert Daniels in San Clemente, Calif.: Carson, I notice
every time you score or throw a touchdown. You point with one finger up
to the sky. Why do you do this, and what is the significance of this?
From akhilleus in Los Angeles: Do you and the team feel any disrespect
from the Oregon Ducks' billboards that have appeared around Los Angeles?
From Thomas in Alexandria, Va.: Hi Carson, what is Norm Chow doing
with the offensive line to ensure better protection for you than last
season? And will the inexperience of the defensive line be a factor early
on in the season?
From Troyman: What receivers do you really see making a huge impact
this year? Which ones do you seem to really connect with?
From Trojanation: Have you decided already whether you will return
to USC next year, or will you wait to see how this season goes?
From TroyinNY: Obviously, you want to beat every opponent, but
which team on the schedule would be the "sweetest victory" to you?
From dionysus: Is the team taking the phrase "Bring It On" to
heart to go out for revenge from the last couple years, or is it just
a media gimmick?
CNNSI Host: That's all the time we have today with Carson Palmer.
Carson, thanks for joining us and good luck this season.