USC wide receiver Marqise Lee has proclaimed himself 100% and ready to go for the game against Notre Dame. Lee had missed the game against Arizona with a knee injury. With everything that has happened in light of Lane Kiffin being fired, the Trojans are 4-2 after beating Arizona this past week under interim head coach Ed Orgeron. The focus has been on who the next coach of the Trojans will be, but if the Trojans can beat the Fighting Irish, they could have get on a roll over the next couple of weeks before they host Stanford and Lee could be a big part of that if they can get him more involved in the offense and get him back to the superstar level player he was last year.
Most everything with the Trojans has been somewhat disappointing through the first part of this season and Lee has struggled at times. Some of this has been due to the problems at quarterback between Max Wittek and Cody Kessler. Kessler has taken over the role in earnest, so they have had the ability to get on the same page. For Lee’s part, he has had some issues making plays with some drops, but it seemed like Lee was trying so hard to make every play into a huge play that he ended up making mistakes with the run of the mill plays and not just taking what the defense was giving him. Lee seemed to try too hard to put entire Trojan offense on his back. He has the opportunity to come back and have a huge second half of the season and be the player he has shown he can be. Having Lee back when the Trojans go to South Bend would be huge and could have change the outcome of the game.