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Sports Roundup: USC and UCLA, recruiting in high school football and the future of Michael Sam

St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam playing against the New Orleans Saints
St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam playing against the New Orleans Saints
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It's our weekly chat about sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who cover sports for ESPN.

UCLA or USC? College football kicks off

The Trojans kick off the season Saturday night in the L.A. Memorial Coliseum with a game against Fresno State. They were 10-4 last season but now have a new coach in Steve Sarkisian, who not only was an assistant during the Pete Carroll glory days but also is sometimes compared to him in terms of energy and enthusiasm.

The UCLA Bruins come in with expectations running sky high. Two polls have them at #7, and they have one of the best QB's in the nation in Brett Hundley, and they have three cupcakes on the schedule right away. 

Recruiting in high school football 

Recruiting high school football players has always been a tricky thing because a school never knows what'll draw a kid in or turn him off. Shy Tuttle is a defensive tackle who is getting interest from powerhouse schools such as Alabama and Florida.

The University of Tennessee may have jumped to the top of the list for now because they sent him a photoshopped cover of Rolling Stone magazine where Shy is walking with Beyonce and one of the headlines says, "Beyonce on why she thinks Tuttle belongs at Tennessee." 

Michael Sam and his future with the NFL

St. Louis Ram defensive end Michael Sam has made the first round of cuts.  They have one more game before the final roster is set on Friday. He's played well so far, but so has another rookie he's competing with: Ethan Westbrooks.